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FY 2008 Value Engineering Summary Report

Benefits of VE Studies and VE Change Proposals

VE recommendations are implemented because they enhance the performance of the project with zero or minimal increase to cost, or, in the best instances, enhance performance at reduced cost. The focus on the success of the VE Program generally has been on the savings associated with approved VE recommendations and VECPs without the same level of attention to other key performance indicators common to most transportation projects.

The FY 2008 Value Engineering Accomplishment Report also provides information on the number of approved recommendations that directly benefit these key indicators:

  • Safety: Mitigation or reduction hazards on the facility
  • Operations: Improvement of real-time service and efficiency of the facility; improvement of local, corridor, or regional level of service of the facility.
  • Environment: Avoidance or mitigation of impacts to natural and cultural resources
  • Construction: Implementation of innovative techniques that enhance or expedite the project delivery or improve work zone conditions
  • Other: Recommendations not readily categorized by the above features

Because it is likely that a single VE recommendation provides benefit to more than one of these project attributes once it is approved, with the FY 2008 report, the States were asked to indicate each project attribute the approved recommendations supported rather than "pigeonholing" recommendations into a single category.

State Approved Value Engineering Recommendations Approved Value Engineering Change Proposals
Safety Operations Environmental Innovative Construction Other Features Safety Operations Environmental Innovative Construction Other Features
Alabama 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 5 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
California 0 15 30 61 18 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
Connecticut 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
Delaware 2 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Florida 0 20 24 82 3 0 0 0 24 0
Georgia 2 30 1 119 47 0 0 0 5 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 17 8 0 0 0 8 8
Indiana 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iowa 1 3 2 5 0 0 3 1 8 2
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kentucky 1 8 0 5 2 2 3 0 3 0
Louisiana 2 1 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maine 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Minnesota 18 14 15 16 9 3 4 5 11 2
Mississippi 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Nevada 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New Jersey 3 8 6 23 3 1 2 2 4 0
New Mexico 3 3 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 0
New York 4 10 6 60 0 0 0 0 6 0
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
Ohio 2 1 0 4 73 0 0 0 16 0
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 5 1 3 0 3 1 0 2 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
South Dakota 6 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 5 0
Texas 30 31 12 23 69 0 0 0 0 0
Utah 2 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Virginia 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0
Washington 78 19 57 94 45 0 0 0 9 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 1 2 1 2 8 0 0 0 9 0
Wyoming 9 0 0 4 21 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Central Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Western Federal Lands 0 0 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 171 186 176 603 408 11 19 9 142 21
Updated: 07/16/2014

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