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Benefits of VE Studies and VE Change Proposals

FY 2009 Value Engineering Accomplishment Report

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 2009 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, as was initiated 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.

Performance Indicators Data
State Approved Value Engineering Recommendations Approved Value Engineering Change Proposals
  SafetyOperations EnvironmentalInnovative ConstructionOther FeaturesSafety Operations Environmental Innovative Construction Other Features
Alabama 24 0 8 52 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alaska 6 6 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arkansas 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
California 2 26 31 70 34 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Connecticut 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware 1 3 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 9 10 8 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 3 21 9 44 18 1 2 0 11 0
Georgia 21 46 14 259 0 2 2 0 2 0
Hawaii 7 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Illinois 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indiana 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iowa 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 9 4
Kansas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kentucky 3 2 3 4 0 3 3 2 4 0
Louisiana 1 4 1 12 53 0 0 0 2 0
Maine 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 1 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 10 10 2 45 10 0 0 0 7 0
Minnesota N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mississippi 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri 0 1 0 29 0 1 5 0 74 1
Montana 7 6 11 13 1 0 0 0 1 0
Nebraska 2 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0
New Jersey 6 7 3 1 10 1 2 2 2 0
New Mexico 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
New York 3 10 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 1 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 13 27 14 17 5 0 1 1 1 0
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oregon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania 2 1 0 11 15 1 0 0 3 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 1 6 3 15 2 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Tennessee $0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Texas 7 15 2 27 16 0 0 0 0 0
Utah 0 7 7 7 11 1 3 0 3 5
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
Virginia 0 20 25 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington 1 31 74 127 98 0 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Wisconsin 2 6 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 18
Wyoming 0 0 2 6 33 0 0 1 3 13
Eastern Federal Lands 1 1 2 9 3 0 0 1 0 0
Central Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Western Federal Lands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Total 142 286 241 901 363 13 21 8 161 41

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Updated: 04/07/2011
 

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