VE Final Rule Outreach Webinar: The Value Engineering final rule (23 CFR 627) was published on September 5, 2014. FHWA held an outreach webinar on October 9, 2014 where over one hundred and fifty individuals attended, representing FHWA Divisions, State DOTs, Local Agencies, Consultants and other VE stakeholders. The webinar covers the changes made to the VE regulation which includes the notice of proposed rulemaking process, comments received and final resolution of the comments as well as VE successful practices. A recording of the outreach session can be viewed at the following link: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p5i6rqa4blg/.
Selecting Successful VE Teams: FHWA held this webinar on October 24, 2012 where nearly 100 individuals attended representing FHWA Divisions, State DOTs, Local Agencies and Consultants. Assisting FHWA with this webinar was the Delaware DOT and Caltrans where each provided their State perspective on Selecting Successful VE Teams. Included topics for this webinar was identifying appropriate disciplines for the specific project VE analysis, techniques to ensure qualified team members are selected, State DOT methods to strengthen and enhance training through the conduct of the VE analysis, as well as the pros and cons surrounding the various options for the makeup of VE teams including consultant teams, State DOT teams and a mix of consultants and State DOT employees. The recording can be viewed at the following link. https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p3oyp7ovbti/
VE Case Study, Rock River Bridge: FHWA held this webinar on July 31, 2013 to over 150 attendees. The City of Rockford conducted an FHWA mandated value engineering (VE) study for replacing a bridge over the Rock River and Illinois Railway in downtown Rockford, Illinois. It appeared that only minor cost savings would result. However, the VE study led to three completely unexpected outcomes that improved project performance and reduced its cost. This VE study demonstrates that even routine 'check the box' studies can result in surprisingly beneficial results. The recording can be viewed at the following link. https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p1m660xbeui/
- FHWA is currently in the process of scheduling future VE webinars. Check back soon for future announcements.