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October 2017
2017 SJVE/The 6th Asian VE Conference
https://www.sjve.org/eng/conference   SJVE Conference committee is organizing benchmarking tours exclusively for the conference attendees. Tentatively, we have two different course options.   Tours and guides offered in English. Factory brochures and materials are available in English. The minimum number of participants to set up the tours: 10 people/each.   Course A: Industry visit tour Date Thu. October 26th Fri. October 27th Place Ricoh Company – Eco Business Development...

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October 2017
Value Analysis, simple and reliable
 Value Analysis, simple and reliable A solid and transparent approach to create value     Value Analysis Canada held its annual conference in Montreal, on October 16 and 17, 2017.    Speakers demonstrated how, by using the Value Analysis process, you will realize value in your projects, services, products and industry. Value Analysis is a simple and structured process that enables teams to  systematically and efficiently identify & understand information...

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May 2017
Challenging the Conventional Decision Making Process
Thursday May 11, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: Tom Fletcher P. Eng. CVS   The inclusion of a formal Value Management/ Engineering (VM/VE) step into the conventional decision making process is not being used to its fullest extent, in Canada and the USA.   The VM/VE methodology has been used successfully for the past 70 years yet it is only being utilized in some business and government sectors, in North America. Traditionally it was used in the manufacturing sector...

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April 2017
Strategic Planning of Calgary’s Downtown Fire Stations using Value Management
Thursday April 6, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: Pinky de la Cruz   In 2015, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) had to decide what to do with two aging fire stations in downtown – replace or rehabilitate?  To determine the best infrastructure solution for the area, CFD embarked on a Value Management (VM) study. This involved collaborating with a team of 24 City staff and external disciplinary experts. The VM study allowed the department to look at things more strategically...

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March 2017
Value Analysis in Action Seminar: Prince George, BC - March 24 2017
Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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March 2017
Shop Layout Optimization utilizing Function Analysis
Thursday March 9th, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: James Tan and Darsh Nawaratna   Construction Services, Infrastructure Delivery (previously Drainage Design & Construction), Integrated Infrastructure Services Department undertook a transformation initiative in 2013-2015 to reassess its business model and strategies and, to develop new strategic directions to align with the City’s overall vision and goals. The transformation initiative resulted in the acquisition...

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January 2017
Value Analysis in Action Seminar: Vancouver, BC - January 27 2017
Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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January 2017
Value Analysis in the Canadian Petroleum Industry - Edmonton
Joseph Snodgrass highlighted the application of value management in various industrial application including mining, refinery, oil sand and other industrial applications. The discussion ranged from why to use value management in industrial applications to how to implement value management. Case studies highlighted the outcomes achieved by applying Value Engineering/Value Analysis to Industrial projects in Western Canada.Mr. Snodgrass has performed Value Analysis and Value Engineering on Capital...

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November 2016
Implementing Value Management at The City of Calgary
Thursday November 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)   Presenter: Mushtaq Rabbi   Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, is the fourth largest municipality in Canada with a metropolitan population of approximately 1.44 million. The City is led by a fifteen member elected Council and strives to deliver the highest possible quality of municipal services to citizens. The City of Calgary is a program and project intensive organization. In November 2015, The City published a Value Management (VM...

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November 2016
Value Analysis in municipal projects
  The city of Granby has opened a project management office where they want to implement best practices. One of the selected best practices is Value Analysis.  Mr. Daniel Surprenant, P.Eng., Project Director will be highlighting his experience of using value analysis in the city of Granby on a variety of projects.     The city of Calgary has a Value Management Standard and has used Value Management for several years and has maintained statistics on their experience. Mrs. Lucie...

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October 2016
Groat Road Bridge Rehabilitation: A Value Engineering Success Story
October 20, 2016 at 5:30PM - 8:30PM   BY: Hussien T. AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS Value Engineering/Analysis is “a systematic process used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the value of a project through the analysis of its functions” defined by SAVE International. This presentation discusses the concept of value engineering, looks into its applications, and highlights the benefits of the methodology. Furthermore, the presentation demonstrates how value engineering was...

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September 2016
Promoting Value Analysis in Western Canada
On September 22, 2016, Value Analysis Canada – Western Group launched its 2016-2017 Dinner Presentation Series, “Pathways to Value”, with a great talk delivered by Martyn R. Phillips, CVS®-Life, CVM, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, PVM, P.Eng. His presentation entitled “A Smorgasbord of Value Improvement Applications to Projects Worldwide” showcased a variety of worldwide value engineering applications and listed multiple benefits of the methodology. The presentation was...

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June 2016
2016 Value Summit
Click here for more information.    The SAVE / VA Canada Value Summit 2016 is a must-attend event for anyone in VE or a related field! The 2016 Summit themed "The Power of VE" will be held jointly with SAVE International® and Value Analysis Canada. The Summit will be held in Niagara Falls, conveniently situated on the USA/Canada border between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Not quite familiar with Value Engineering (VE)? VE is a systematic method to improve the "value"...

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April 2016
Value Management Practice 2016, Secure Progress – Progress Securely
April 26-28 2016 are the dates to remember for the International VA conference in Munich, Germany. The theme of the conference is:   Value Management Practice 2016, Secure Progress – Progress Securely   For more information, please consult the document here:  

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October 2015
Upcoming Events in Alberta
Our president, Lucie Parrot, will be travelling to Alberta for a few events : October 19th – presentations to City of Calgary staff, senior management in the morning and sponsors and project managers in the afternoon. Busy day, talking about Value in City projects and VM for Project managers. This event is reserved for City personnel only. October 20th – Value engineering, a tool to deliver project value. This Calgary event, sponsored and organized by APEGA is open to all. For...

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April 2015
Value Analysis Day in Montreal - April 28
Inscriptions are complete for this event. April 28, 2015 Musee Grevin, 705 Ste-Catherine west, Montreal, 5th Floor Are you interested in improving the value and quality of a project? Are you looking for a structured approach to innovation? Do you want to be part of the creative process and generate alternative solutions? If you said YES to the questions above, improve your skills by attending an introductory session on Value Analysis (VA) in Montreal on April 28, 2015. The language of instruction...

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October 2014
2014 | The 47th SJVE Conference Call for Papers
 Topic In addition to VE technical papers and case reports presented at SJVE conference, we are soliciting technical presentations and case reports from overseas VE professionals in line with the objectives of the 47th SJVE Conference, as listed below: Case of companies which extend their businesses to overseas using managerial techniques such as VE at local subsidiaries. Case of VE experts who agree in technical relationship with overseas companies and have experiences in instructing engineers...

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May 2014
Successonality and the 5 key factors of motivation
There will be a conference about  SUCCESSONALITY and the 5 key factors of motivation. In French only, in Montreal, on May 9th 2014.    See french side of web site for more details.

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November 2013
Annual Conference 2013
Do More With Less - 20 Years of VA in Canada. The Canadian Society of Value Analysis held its annual conference in Montreal from November 25 to 26, 2013.    Further details on the conference is provided by the CSVA Website: http://www.scav-csva.org/conferences.php

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November 2013
Annual General Meeting Agenda
November 24, 2013 at 15:30 pm.   Marriott Château Champlain 1 Place du Canada Montreal, PQ   H3B 4C9 1-800-200-5909 Ville-Marie Suite 410   15:30 pm    Call to Order   1.      Opening statement and validation of quorum 2.      Revision of previous minutes 3.      Financial report 4.      Secretary’s report 5.      Communications...

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October 2013
SAVE International & SJVE Conference
An Invitation to Value Professionals around the world,   You know of course that the SAVE Asian VE Conference is scheduled on the 21st and 22nd of October this year in Tokyo? We are working hard to organize a big, special event. Along with being able to experience Japanese beautiful fall season, you will find a very interesting conference program, consisting of technical presentations and forum style discussions.   Globalization in the manufacturing and construction industries looks to...

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September 2013
PMI - Montréal Symposium
Centre Mont-Royal 2200 Mansfield Street,  Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3R8  Canada   Date: September 26, 2013   PMI-Montré is hosting the 4th edition of the PMI - Montréal Symposium on Septemeber 26, 2013. The Project Management Symposium will have more than 18 prestigious speakers in different areas of expertise including:   Construction/engineering IT Research Event Management   The themes include: Risk Management Stakeholder Management Innovation Management...

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May 2013
Project Management Best Practices Showcase
Better Skills, Better Business: Delivering Benefits through effective Project, Program, Portfolio and IT Service   Allstream Centre, Toronto, May 1st, 2013 The CSVA will be a partner at the APMG-International  Showcase on Wednesday May 1st 2013 at the Allstream Centre, in Toronto. APMG-International delivers training and certification in a portfolio of project management best practices that are mandated for use by Efficiency and Reform Group of the U.K. Cabinet Office. Best Management...

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January 2013
Annual General Meeting 2013
  Meeting Agenda   Date: January 12, 2013   Time: 10:00 am Place:    1062 Pembridge Crescent               Kingston, Ontario               K7P 1P3 Phone # 613 384-3962   10:00    Call to Order  Opening statement and validation of quorum Revision of previous minutes Financial report Secretary’s report Communications report Conference report Activities report...

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November 2012
VE Mod1 at McGill University
The Mod1 at McGill University has just been completed with 5 projects the students had to optimize using the VE tools.  The CSVA sent  representatives (Mrs. Chantal Dion eng, from Hatch and Mr. Hilary Avertick eng. from Martin Parrot) to evaluate the presentations and choose the best one. The winning team is the Koyo Food team. Koyo Food is a major manufacturer of rice cakes, in Montreal. The team had to optimize the preparation of the rice process. It came up with a VE proposal comparing...

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October 2012
Annual Conference 2012
 

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February 2012
Improving Project Performance and Optimizing Financial Value
APMG-International will be hosting their premiere North American Best Practice Showcase on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Starwood Sheraton Hotel in Ottawa. The theme of the day is “Improving Project Performance and Optimizing Financial Value”. APMG are the accrediation agency for the Management of Value Guide, published by the U.K. government as well as a number of other project, programme and portfolio management processes. The Showcase will feature the following seminars...

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November 2011
2011 Annual Conference: Innovation Through Value Analysis!
The Canadian Society of Value Analysis held its annual conference in Toronto from November 14 to 16, 2011. 2011 Conference Home

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November 2011
Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure
PMI Southern Alberta Chapter and CSVA Joint Dinner Event Register Online https://securegs.com/pmi-sac/ Date: November 09, 2011 at 5:00 pm (MST) Location: City of Calgary Water Centre, 625 25 Av SE, Calgary, Alberta Topic: Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure Value Management has long been important in the advancement of projects in the Alberta Government.   Lessons learned have recently been incorporated into a formal value management program where it is felt that a consistent approach...

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November 2010
2010 Conference : Economic recovery –Decision making with Value Analysis!
The 2010 Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference was in Montreal on November 15th and 16th.

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September 2010
Value Engineering and Alternative Delivery
   Speaker presentations may be found here The Ontario Ministry of Transportation with the Support of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis  hosted a seminar on Value Engineering and Alternative Delivery on Thursday Sept 23, 2010 in St. Catharines. Topics                    Value Engineering and Design Build, Value Engineering and Construction Manager at Risk, International contractor...

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April 2010
The Value Deal
The Western Chapter of CSVA (Canadian Society of Value Analysis) is hosting a professional networking dinner in partnership with AQSA (Alberta Quantity Surveyors Association) at 5pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in CALGARY.  This mixer event features a presentation by Eric Meng, CVS of Meng Analysis of Seattle, Washington.  His presentation is titled "Scoping a value management workshop appropriate to the project issues".   Cost of the event is $42 for CSVA or AQSA members...

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November 2009
2009 Conference: Value Analysis - A Tool for the Times
This year the Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference will be held in Ottawa on November 23rd and 24th, 2009.

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June 2009
CSVA Meet and Greet - Ottawa
The Canadian Society of Value Analysis is hosting a meet and greet on the evening of Thursday June 11, 2009 in Ottawa for members and those interested in Value Analysis.  A number of members of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA) executive will be in Ottawa on the evening of June 11, 2009, and will be looking forward to meeting you including:   ·         President Scot McClintock from Liverpool, NY ·    ...

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March 2009
Module 1 Training Course - North Bay
The goals and objectives of this course are to inform and instruct participants of VA/VE methodology using this systematic approach. This is a SAVE International-certified Module 1 course that instructs participants on the ability to utilize this methodology in many applications to develop the optimal solution for a product, process or project which will insure user satisfaction at the optimum cost.At the end of the course, participants will understand the principles of value analysis/value engineering...

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February 2009
Upcoming Alberta Events - CSVA President Steve Taylor to address the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alberta
The Association of Quantity Surveyors in partnership with the Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council presents:   Keynote Speaker: Mr. Steve Taylor, P.Eng., M.Eng., CVSThe Canadian Society Value Analysis President Mr. Taylor will provide an overview of the Value Engineering methodology including how value analysis improves sustainability. Calgary February 18, 2009The City of Calgary, The Water Centre, 625 25 Avenue SW Register Now Edmonton February 19, 2009West Lounge, The Robbins Health...

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October 2008
2008 Conference: VA/VM Creating Value
This year the Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference will be held in Toronto / Markham on Oct 27 and 28th, 2008. Our conference will highlight how Value Analysis/Value Management is used in creating value in projects, products and services.

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January 2008
CSVA Montreal Breakfast
You are invited to a CSVA breakfast on January 30th, 2008, from 7 to 8:30 AM at D’Aversa Restaurant, 700 de la Gauchetière (between Beaver Hall and University) at the lower level of Banque Nationale building.  Parking is free on the street until 9AM.  The cost is $5; free for student. Every body would be given a one-minute opportunity to share a point on Value Management (methodology, ice breaker, reference, etc.).  Please bring copies of your document (one pager). PLEASE...

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November 2007
2007 Conference: VA/VM in Innovation
his year the conference will be held in Montreal on November 19th and 20th, 2007. Our conference will highlight how Value Analysis/Value Management is used by product designers, service providers and project teams to innovate and remain competitive.

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September 2007
How Value Analysis Improves Sustainability
An informative evening session on how Value Analysis can improve project sustainability in different sectors.  Presenters will highlight how the VA job plan can be used to focus on sustainability.  The VA process use of teamwork & multi-lateral thinking, the ability to generate new ideas and the need to champion new ideas are some of the keys to successfully improving sustainability on real projects.Meeting Location: Ontario Ministry of Transportation, 301 St. Paul St. (Niagara Room...

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October 2006
Ontario MPP Kevin Flynn keynote at CSVA conference
The Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Energy, MPP Kevin Flynn, delivered a keynote speech at the 2006 CSVA conference. Mr. Flynn commented on his positive experiences with Value Engineering as a Regional Councillor in the Regional Municipality of Halton.

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October 2006
2006 Annual CSVA Conference
The 2006 Annual Conference

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October 2004
2004 Annual CSVA Conference
The Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA) conference was held in Toronto, October 25-26, 2004. The conference objective was to encourage public sector use of value engineering and risk analysis on infrastructure projects. The conference demonstrated public and private sector approaches to value engineering and risk analysis in two areas; 1) project portfolio management, and 2) the planning, design and construction of infrastructure. Speakers from the Ontario, Quebec and Alberta governments,...

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