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  • PODCasts of previous webcasts are now available. Click here to order!

  • View Upcoming Events Calendar

  • Certification application format change: The SAVE Certification Board now requires that all VMP and CVS (initial and recertification) documentation and Module I and Module II course documentation be submitted in PDF format only. SAVE will no longer accept certification application packages in paper or other digital formats. If applying online, the file upload limit is 10 MB. If your application package exceeds 10 MB, then please mail four CDs to SAVE.

  • VDI Value Management Practice 2014 Conference, April 1-2, Dormero Hotel Stuttgart, Germany. Download the event program and registration form.

  • 5th Gulf Chapter VE Conference will be held on May 14-15, 2014, in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. 16-20 presentations will include speakers from the USA, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Europe. More information forthcoming.

  • SAVE’s members get 15% off admission at the Process Excellence Summit in Dubai, UAE, June 16-17, 2014.

  • CVS Forum Report: Download the English language summary of the CVS Forum held at the 2014 Asian VE Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Discussion topics include what can be done with VE, improving social value, and hidden strengths of VE.

  • The SAVE Value Summit 2014 will be held June 22-26, 2014.
    More information

  • The U.S. Patent & Trade Office has registered trademarks for CVS® and Certified Value Specialist®. They should always be used with statutory notice of registration. The mark certifies that the services are provided by persons who have demonstrated a particular level of competency in the field of multidisciplinary, function-focused value improvement process services by having met certain educational and experiential standards set by SAVE International®.

  • Do you prefer to read from the printed page? Order print-on-demand copies of the SAVE 2013 Conference Proceedings from Curran Associates, Inc. or call (845) 758-0400.

SAVE Standard Documents

Download the Value Methodology Standard or Function Monographs here. These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or greater, a free tool available from many sites, including Adobe. Get Adobe Acrobat free from the Adobe Web site.

  Value Standard:
Value Methodology Standard
The lastest revision of the VM Standard and Body of Knowledge was approved by the SAVE Internatioanl Board of Directors on August 15, 2007. SAVE International extends its deepest gratitude to the individuals whose dedicated, conscientious work made this updated revision possible.
Function Monographs:
Function: Definition and Analysis
Function Analysis System Technique: The Basics
Function Relationships: An Overview
Function Logic Models
U.S. Government Documents on VE:
AASHTO Guidelines for VE (1987)
DOD Office of Inspector General Audit Report #97-121 (1997)
EPA Potential of VA for Reducing Waste Treatment Plant Costs (1975)
FCC Technical Report #92 Elements of an Effective VE Program (1990)
GAO Info on Use of VE in Federal Design and Construction (1985)
GAO Potential of VA for Reducing Waste Treatment Plant Costs (1975)
GAO VE Usefulness Well Established When Applied Appropriately (1992)
President's Council of Integrity & Efficiency Audit of VE in the Federal Govt (1991)
VE on Federal-Aid Projects (1993)
Other Standard Documents:
Improving Profits through Prime/Subcontractor Value Engineering
Selecting a VM Consultant
Proforma Agreement for Value Consulting Services
Proforma Request for Proposal for Value Consulting Services

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