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If one can imagine a ten percent improvement in a trillion dollar economy everyone could see how the improvements would feed on one another. These savings should not be viewed as cost reductions but as allowances to provide for more product lines, or focused attention in other areas for improvements thus adding value and profit to the industry and nation. Results of value improvements for the federal highway administration are shown in Table 1. Copyright 2003 by Marcel Dekker, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

VE happens on purpose, so we can create the change that is necessary before it is too late. VE also provides many professionals with a new avenue of improving projects by managing value objectives (MVO). On each case the team has value objectives they would like to meet. So the team will strive to manage the future course of action in order to meet those value objectives by using VE. VE Helps Your Organization: • Increase bottom-line profits • Solve problems • • • • • • • • • • • Use resources more effectively Improve costs Save time Increase market share Compete more successfully in national/international markets Improve resource efficiency Improve quality Reduce risk Manage value objectives Resolve issues Increase potential for improved return on investments Copyright 2003 by Marcel Dekker, Inc.

All Rights Reserved. A VA study performed at a 90 to 100% completion stage, just prior to bidding, concentrates on economics and technical feasibility. Consider methods of construction, phasing of construction, and procurement. The goals at this stage of design are to minimize construction costs and the potential for claims; analyze management and administration; and review the design, equipment and materials used. During construction, analyze value analysis change proposals (VACPs) of the contractor.

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