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FY 2009 Value Engineering Summary Report

The following table compiles the data traditionally collected by the FHWA to summarized successes and achievements in the VE program. As was initiated with the FY 2007 Report, additional information was collected regarding the States' best practices and successful studies completed during the integration of VE in their Federal-aid program.

The FY 2009 report also includes data connecting the recommendations approved through VE studies and implemented VECPs to the benefits provided to the various functions and components of the projects that were studied.

Legend:

  • Return On Investment = Value of Approved Recommendations/Total Cost of VE Studies
  • % of Costs Saved = Value of Approved Recommendations/Estimated Costs of Projects Studied
  • Total Savings Achieved = Value of Approved Recommendations + Value of Approved VE Change Proposals
State VE Study Data VE Recommendation Data VE Change Proposal Data Total
Number of VE Studies Cost of VE Studies (mil. $) Estimated Costs of Projects Studied (mil. $) Number of VE Recommen- dations Value of VE Recommen- dations (mil. $) Number of Approved Recommen- dations Value of Approved Recommen- dations (mil. $) Recommen- dation Acceptance Rate (%) Return On Investment % of Project Costs Saved Number of Approved VE Change Proposals Value of Approved VE Change Proposals (mil. $) Total Savings Achieved (mil. $)
In-House Consultant Total
Alabama 7 14 21 $0.392 $1,173.73 154 $279.69 84 $83.93 55% 214:1 7.2% 1 $0.28 $84.21
Alaska 0 1 1 $0.050 $130.00 25 $6.50 25 $6.50 100% 130:1 5.0% 0 $0.00 $6.50
Arizona 0 5 5 $0.194 $441.00 57 $100.00 30 $30.00 53% 155:1 6.8% 22 $3.80 $33.80
Arkansas 3 0 3 $0.023 $149.70 13 $33.35 4 $5.54 31% 241:1 3.7% 2 $0.07 $5.61
California 0 48 48 $2.151 $3,398.00 199 $257.00 135 $171.00 68% 80:1 5.0% 43 $3.69 $174.69
Colorado 0 8 8 $0.400 $200.00 88 $25.00 34 $5.10 39% 13:1 2.6% 3 $0.10 $5.20
Connecticut 1 0 1 $0.065 $22.31 10 N/A 9 N/A 90% N/A N/A 0 $0.00 $0.00
Delaware 2 0 2 $0.035 $154.00 22 $12.70 16 $8.00 73% 229:1 5.2% 0 $0.00 $8.00
District of Columbia 0 1 1 $3.000 $340.00 32 $80.00 32 $80.00 100% 27:1 23.5% 0 $0.00 $80.00
Florida 6 20 26 $1.261 $3,043.00 161 $565.65 82 $276.16 51% 219:1 9.1% 11 $1.59 $277.75
Georgia 21 69 90 $2.289 $2,596.85 638 $450.79 297 $162.39 47% 71:1 6.3% 2 $1.57 $163.96
Hawaii 2 0 2 $0.025 $179.00 20 $25.00 4 $4.10 20% 164:1 2.3% 0 $0.00 $4.10
Idaho 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 1 $2.16 $2.16
Illinois 4 10 14 $0.518 $2,275.00 114 $458.13 10 $88.20 9% 170:1 3.9% 4 $0.15 $88.35
Indiana 3 0 3 $0.012 $104.00 10 $3.83 2 $1.06 20% 89:1 1.0% 0 $0.00 $1.06
Iowa 1 0 1 $0.012 $850.00 4 $3.12 4 $3.12 100% 260:1 0.4% 13 $0.61 $3.72
Kansas 0 1 1 $0.027 $179.40 6 $2.68 1 $0.00 17% 0 0.0% 1 $0.12 $0.12
Kentucky 0 3 3 $0.075 $191.15 27 $44.37 6 $14.04 22% 187:1 7.3% 4 $3.12 $17.16
Louisiana 1 4 5 $0.109 $200.41 122 $10.35 70 $2.46 57% 23:1 1.2% 2 $0.52 $2.97
Maine 2 0 2 $0.015 $98.00 5 $12.00 5 $12.00 100% 800:1 12.2% 0 $0.00 $12.00
Maryland 0 1 1 $0.052 $30.00 17 $0.71 2 $0.03 12% 1:1 0.1% 0 $0.00 $0.03
Massachusetts 0 6 6 $0.797 $664.02 31 $40.63 16 $29.11 52% 37:1 4.4% 0 $0.00 $29.11
Michigan 14 0 14 $0.648 $451.75 77 $58.92 9 $14.36 12% 22:1 3.2% 7 $4.00 $18.36
Minnesota 0 8 8 $0.575 $1,230.00 82 $156.00 64 $98.00 78% 170:1 8.0% 9 $1.20 $99.20
Mississippi 0 1 1 $0.050 $27.00 9 $5.03 4 $1.77 44% 35:1 6.6% 0 $0.00 $1.77
Missouri 4 1 5 $0.102 $138.33 37 $28.02 30 $23.48 81% 230:1 17.0% 81 $3.10 $26.59
Montana 7 0 7 $0.150 $163.45 40 $40.08 18 $27.54 45% 184:1 16.8% 1 $0.52 $28.06
Nebraska 3 0 3 $0.140 $116.50 38 $19.52 11 $1.04 29% 7:1 0.9% 0 $0.00 $1.04
Nevada 1 0 1 $0.003 $29.00 7 $2.27 3 $0.95 43% 315:1 3.3% 0 $0.00 $0.95
New Hampshire 0 2 2 $0.170 $69.00 9 $23.70 5 $11.40 56% 67:1 16.5% 4 $0.24 $11.64
New Jersey 12 0 12 $0.150 $390.04 25 $149.14 19 $135.12 76% 901:1 34.6% 4 $1.67 $136.79
New Mexico 0 1 1 $0.012 $7.00 12 $0.83 5 $0.68 42% 56:1 9.7% 3 $0.22 $0.90
New York 0 12 12 $1.055 $660.00 352 $210.00 69 $34.60 20% 33:1 5.2% 14 $4.98 $39.58
North Carolina 10 0 10 $0.152 $1,083.70 79 $46.69 10 $3.40 13% 22:1 0.3% 0 $0.00 $3.40
North Dakota 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 2 $0.12 $0.12
Ohio 1 5 6 $0.152 $1,242.93 111 $132.84 66 $26.77 59% 176:1 2.2% 3 $1.01 $27.78
Oklahoma 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 1 $0.34 $0.34
Oregon 4 1 5 $0.096 $150.79 51 $143.33 11 $14.58 22% 152:1 9.7% 14 $0.84 $15.43
Pennsylvania 8 3 11 $0.287 $575.00 64 $31.70 29 $28.30 45% 99:1 4.9% 4 $0.43 $28.73
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 $0.081 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 0 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 0 3 3 $0.016 $234.00 25 $13.95 21 $12.33 84% 771:1 5.3% 0 $0.00 $12.33
South Carolina 1 5 6 $0.210 $2,584.06 50 $106.14 18 $64.05 36% 305:1 2.5% 0 $0.00 $64.05
South Dakota 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 3 $0.22 $0.22
Tennessee 9 0 9 $0.063 $276.37 12 $4.92 3 $0.75 25% 12:1 0.3% 8 $0.54 $1.29
Texas 7 1 8 $0.132 $702.10 39 $69.00 17 $2.97 44% 23:1 0.4% 0 $0.00 $2.97
Utah 0 1 1 $0.209 $244.15 58 $26.99 26 $24.79 45% 119:1 10.2% 11 $2.23 $27.02
Vermont 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 2 $0.25 $0.25
Virginia 30 0 30 $0.181 $300.00 66 $19.30 47 $17.60 71% 97:1 5.9% 0 $0.00 $17.60
Washington 11 4 15 $0.429 $1,722.38 87 $424.34 57 $161.63 66% 377:1 9.4% 18 $2.51 $164.14
West Virginia 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 10 $0.95 $0.95
Wisconsin 0 6 6 $0.357 $187.50 29 $6.02 17 $0.68 59% 2:1 0.4% 18 $1.68 $2.36
Wyoming 6 0 6 $0.082 $125.20 41 $13.45 17 $3.69 41% 45:1 2.9% 1 $0.00 $3.69
Eastern Federal Lands 1 0 1 $0.084 $30.200 142 $13.50 16 $9.10 11% 108:1 30.1% 1 $0.00 $9.10
Central Federal Lands 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.000 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 2 $0.52 $0.52
Western Federal Lands 0 0 0 $0.000 $0.000 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A 0 $0.00 $0.00
Total 182 245 427 $17.087 $29,160.00 3,297 $4,157.16 1,460 $1,702.31 44.3% 99:1 5.84% 330 $ 45.34 $1,747.65
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