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Value Engineer Your Way to Higher Margins

Patrick Miller — Design Guru, SMA Consulting
May 17th at 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Room: Ballroom 3

Value Engineer Your Way to Higher Margins

Patrick Miller, the SMA Consulting Value Engineering and Design expert, will lead us through a review of how to value engineer your existing product line as well as review the basic design elements critical to cost control and efficient construction processes. Patrick has over 25 years of experience working with some of the most profitable and efficient homebuilders in the country both as an in-house employee for Wayne Homes of Ohio, Hunter Homes of Alabama and as a design consultant for Red Door Homes and many others.   

We are looking for a couple of plans we can use from audience members to show the VE process in real time.  Sign up today and submit a plan in .pdf format to and we may use yours as an example during the presentation.   Deadline for plan submittal April 15, 2019 COB. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The three sides rule for single family detached design
  • The efficiency metrics for linial foot of interior wall to overall square footage
  • The percentage of hallway that and efficient home design will contain
  • The top 5 cost saving design/specification ideas. 
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May 15-17, 2019