Commercial Success

Value Engineering and Value Management

Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Value Engineering and Value Management

Value is a key measure of success for every project but how do you deliver it? We implement value engineering and value management techniques when they are most effective – during the early planning and design stages of projects This is how we can identify and maximise opportunities to obtain best value for money against your business plan, taking into consideration time, cost and quality factors. Our advice will enable you to make informed design and construction decisions, leading to better outcomes and better value.

Optimise value from your projects

Optimising the value a project can deliver requires bespoke advice and solutions. At the outset of your project, we will work closely with you to establish your key drivers, project goals and desired outcomes. By tailoring our value engineering and management approach to suit your requirements, we can find ways to improve quality and deliver budget and schedule savings without impacting project success.

There is always a better way

To unlock value from your projects, you want experts that are always searching for something better. By integrating value and cost management, we have developed a powerful and dynamic approach that can help you challenge design assumptions and explore different options. Our team will establish at all stages of the life cycle if there is a ‘better’ way to achieve your project goals that will add value.

Take advantage of opportunities

Early identification of potential ways to add value is important, but so is making quick decisions on feasible options in order to take full advantage of the opportunities. We will provide the timely advice you need, helping you to review alternative design options, evaluate ‘what if’ scenarios, and find innovative, cost-effective solutions that stretch budgets and add value throughout the project life cycle.

Extend asset life and value

As some of the world’s best cost managers, we know how to secure value for money. With our laser focus on both value and cost during the design phase, you will uncover savings that can go straight to your bottom line. Our value engineering and management experts will show you how to analyse the costs and benefits to make decisions that can extend the life and value of your assets.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges




BT Group, the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider, has embarked on a nationwide ‘Better Workplace’ programme to consolidate its offices from 300 to 30. The centrepiece of this consolidation programme – the biggest of its type in UK history – is One Braham in London. This future-focused workplace, now home to 3,500 employees, encourages collaboration, connection, creativity and innovation.

“The RLB team has provided constant support and been key to driving what has been a highly complex project. The cost plan they produced was fully in line with the tender returns we received, showing that their knowledge is on point and up to date with current markets.”

Suzanne McCarthy

Head of Projects, Argyll Club



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Sam Barnes
Sam Barnes

Partner - National Head of Cost Management