Fluor's Zero Base Execution℠ (ZBE℠) process helps clients to achieve cost and time savings by aligning the project design from the start with client business drivers without excess.
Traditional execution methods are based on past designs and then value engineered to reduce costs. The designs produced by this value engineering retain many of the limitations of the earlier designs: outdated technologies along with excessive specifications and standards. As a result, value engineering delivers only marginal improvements.
By contrast, Zero Base Execution reverses the conventional method, taking a clean-slate approach. ZBE aligns the design premise with project goals before design execution and starts by working with clients to establish the project’s business drivers, class of facility, and project minimum requirements. From this basis, the cost and scope are developed in a deliberate fashion, with items only added if they are consistent with project goals and improve the business case. ZBE develops capital-efficient execution to meet project requirements while ensuring that the design and operation are safe, legal, and operable.