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49th SJVE Conference – The 2016 SJVE Conference will be held October 25-26, 2016 in Arcadia Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan. Visit http://www.sjve.org/en/events/149/ for more information

5th Asian Value Engineering Conference – INVEST organizes the 5th Asian Value Engineering conference being held November 28-29, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Click here to view the conference brochure or visit www.invest-in.org for more information.

The 2017 German International Conference will be held May 9-12, 2017 in St. Georgen. The conference will be hosted by EBM Papst, and include 1 day of pre-conference workshop, 2 days of conference and 1 day of company visits. Click here for more information.

2017 Value Summit – The SAVE International 2017 Value Summit will be held August 27-30, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. Visit www.valuesummit2017.org for more information.




2016 Government Value Management Workshop


2017 Value Summit

Solutions. Sustainability. Success.

Value and innovation are needed in today’s scarce-money world. To find and take advantage of them, both governments and private industry use a remarkable process known as the Value Methodology. Also known as value engineering, value analysis and value management, the process can optimize projects, processes and product development in significant ways. Through Value Engineering, companies and government agencies regularly decrease costs, increase profits, improve quality and performance and enhance customer satisfaction.

SAVE International® is the premier international society devoted to advancing and promoting the value methodology. SAVE provides its members with education and training, publications, promotional tools, certification, networking and recognition.

VE Successes and News Articles

Value Follows Function

How the value methodology can help project managers excel

by Mary Ann Lewis, FSAVE - SAVE International President

Have you ever looked at your project and asked yourself, "Why am I doing this?" or "How can I do this better?" Those are two big questions for any project manager. To get the right answers, you first must ask another question: What is the function I must perform?

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VE Saves Council Bluffs School

New sports complex saved from financial disaster

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District’s Center of A development for a new sports complex in the Council Bluffs Community Schools District, Iowa, has been saved from financial disaster through the use of value engineering.

Current sports facilities have been painting the schools district in a bad light in the eyes of visiting athletes and the local press. However, proposed plans for a new and improved athletic complex initially also faced problems, with the original bid creeping over its estimate by $2.2 million.

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Napa Valley Flood Control

Value Engineering pushes flood control projects up the priority list

Value engineering is proving vital in improving the flood defences of Napa County, CA. The project began with the recently-opened Napa River Dry Bypass, which aims to reduce severe flooding and protect the local residents, while doubling as a public park in the dry seasons thanks to its marshlands and turfed spaces.

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Value Engineering meets Re-Branding

Mega Corp has just acquired Mini Corp, but there are thousands of Mini Corp signs, trucks, employee uniforms and stationery floating around the country that need to be changed. The switchover in any rebranding effort can be overwhelming, confusing and expensive.

Implementix, Inc., a company that assists with new brand identity rollouts, has developed a value engineering process to streamline the minutia and complexity of replacing a company’s old brand identity on all of its branded assets, such as vehicles and signs.

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No Longer Impossible

Port of Miami Tunnel Project Florida Dept of Transportation

They committed to deliver two 42’ diameter, 4,400’ long, fixed-price, date-certain tunnels at the height of the recession, in some of the most technically challenging geotechnical conditions ever faced by a tunneling contractor.

At half the cost of the owner’s estimate.

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