U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
|Subject:||ACTION: Final Value Engineering (VE) Program Performance Measures||Date:||April 20, 2010|
|From:||(Original Signed by)
Dwight A. Horne Director, Office of Program Administration
|In Reply Refer To:||HIPA-20|
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
This memorandum is to inform you of the new goals and performance measures for the VE program. These goals reflect the strategies FHWA will pursue and successful practices to be promoted to continuously enhance the conduct of VE studies, the quality of the VE programs, and FHWA's stewardship and oversight of the VE program.
These proposed new VE program goals and measures:
- Maximize the influence VE studies have on a project's cost and performance;
- Enhance the quality of VE programs; and
- Improve FHWA's stewardship and oversight of the VE Program.
The attached summary provides the outcomes, performance measures, and metrics which support these goals. FHWA's FY 2009 VE Accomplishment Report summarizing the progress that has been achieved with advancing VE will be distributed in May.
The identification and promotion of successful practices will continue to play an important role with FHWA's efforts to promote VE practices nationally. The innovative and successful practices identified in the annual VE data collection will augment the reporting of the progress being made with advancing VE practices.
We appreciate your continued support with advancing the VE program and practices within your state and office. Please submit any questions or comments your staff may have on the VE program goals and performance measures to Mr. Jeffrey Zaharewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.