About the Authors Alphonse J. Dell'Isola, PE, HRICS, FSAVE, CVS-Life, is an award-winning consultant in LCC, value engineering (VE), project management, and project cost control. He has been a Construction Management consultant, Director of Value Management for a large A/E firm, and Director of VE for both the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has conducted over 1,300 studies valued at over $200 billion, resulting in implemented savings of some $15 billion. Mr. Dell'Isola has authored several books and conducted workshops, seminars and briefings on LCC, VE, CM and project cost control for over 15,000 professionals. Dr. Stephen J. Kirk, FAIA, FSAVE, LEEDTM AP, CVS, is President of Kirk Associates, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in facility economics, project planning and value management. He is a LEED-certified, registered architect and certified value specialist. A Senior Fulbright Scholar in architecture, Dr. Kirk was recognized as an AIA Fellow for his work in LCC and value management. He was honored by SAVE International for his new techniques and served as past president of that organization. Dr. Kirk has led over 250 studies of offices, research facilities, universities, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities, as well as federal, state, and city government projects and environmental and transportation projects.