Abacus Institute

On our minds.

Architecture is always evolving, and we’d like to share some of our latest thinking with you.


Delineate Value – The value and extent of intended outcomes are weighed against the cost and priority associated with each design strategy. The delineation of value is an especially important process during the value-engineering phase(s) of a design project.

Direct Implementation – The execution and/or application of design strategies is guided and/or monitored as appropriate to ensure the integrity of process and outcome measures.

Assess Progress – Objective pre-established measures, as well as stakeholder input, guide the evaluation of the proper execution, accessibility and practicality for use.

Specify Use – The evidence-based design documentation is summarized to provide information and specific examples of how the design strategies, products and associated utilization are intended to produce or contribute to intended outcomes.

Posted On July 29, 2015 | in