TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 352: Value Engineering Applications in Transportation examines the current value engineering (VE) practices of highway transportation agencies in the United States and Canada. Value engineering (VE) is the systematic review of a project, product, or process to improve performance, quality, and/or life-cycle cost by an independent multidisciplinary team of specialists. The report identifies the reported best practices, key strengths, and challenges of current VE study processes and agency programs, and offers guidance on applying and improving the effectiveness of VE in projects and programs.
NCHRP Synthesis 352 was published on December 8, 2005. An incorrect version of Figure 14 was included on page 33. This has been corrected in the on-line version of the report.
Table of Contents
|Scope and Content||4-5|
|Terminology Used in This Report||6-6|
|Transportation Agency Involvement||9-10|
|Miles Value Foundation||11-11|
|Characteristics of Value Engineering Programs||12-14|
|Policies and Procedures||15-15|
|Selecting Suitable Projects||16-20|
|Workshop Tools and Techniques||24-26|
|Integrating with Other Initiatives||27-27|
|Alternative Delivery Methods||28-30|
|Monitoring Value Engineering Program Performance||31-33|
|Chapter Five - Conclusions||34-35|
|Appendix A - Relevant Federal Value Engineering Requirements||44-57|
|Appendix B - Survey Questionnaire||58-73|
|Appendix C - Summary Responses to Questionnaire||74-124|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||125-125|
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