One of the aspects of the type of engineering services that OMC strives to include in every project is that of “value engineering”. This means to design the project to meet the code requirements with practical application but not to “over engineer” that drives up the construction costs. We design such optimizing material quantities and considering field labor and human error in the design process. The Elizabeth New jersey 221 units apartment building for example was designed by another firm but client ran significantly over budget. Our redesign reduced about 40% of the concrete/rebar work at the foundation level, making it feasible to build and saved client about 1.5Million dollars. Similarly, we strive to achieve an optimised design based on many considerations that go beyond the structural.