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If Value Engineering Isn’t Providing the Lighting Results you Want, Try a Different Approach
By Donna Leban, AIA, LC
Albert Einstein is credited with the saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” The same can be said about the way typical architectural projects approach lighting specifications.
A familiar refrain from architects goes something like this: “Why bother spending so much time to select lighting when we never end up with the fixtures we specified?” or “Is it wrong to sole source a lighting package to get what the owner wants?”
Here are two simple steps you can take to avoid the insanity, not to