When Balfour Beatty was entrusted with 14,856 square feet of new construction additions and 37,250 square feet of major renovations at West Manor Elementary School, located in Southwest Atlanta, the project team was faced with several challenges. The project was close to $840,000 over the $11,000,000 budget before our Balfour Beatty preconstruction team applied their value engineering expertise, successfully meeting the owner’s GMP without compromising the original scope. This mentality continued through construction, where the team discovered additional savings totaling nearly $385,000, which was incorporated back into the project to add additional program and value. Due to the pandemic, the project’s start of construction was later than anticipated with a contracted completion of fall 2021. Our team was proactive and immediately took advantage of lean construction methods and other innovative techniques and technology to help us face these schedule challenges head on, allowing us to deliver the project summer of 2021 – nine weeks early!