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Conference Archive > 2006 Conference - Improved Value and Decision Making
Author : Scot McClintock, Fathful & Gould
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Author : Doug MacRae, Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Ed Ellard, MMM
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Author : John Robinson, MRC
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Author : Tanya Cross, Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Lucie Parrot, Quebec
Description : Presentation describes what a Functional Performance Specification (FPS) is and how a FPS helps characterize business needs, product needs, and stakeholder needs. A case study for determining the functional requirements for a truck inspection station building is highlighted. The use of FPS in determining and clarifying stakeholder requirements is demonstrated.
Author : David Wilson, NCE
Description : Presentation outlines how Value Management improved the emergency room of the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City. The primary motivation for the VE study was constructability concerns and phasing of the construction while keeping a very busy hospital functional. An augmented VE job plan with business process modelling was used at 90% design involving subject matter experts, hospital staff, and a patient. Presentation outlines how the modified job plan delivered results and resulted in much more satisfying project that met everyone's objectives. VE study brought everyone together to a level of listening, communicating, analyzing, absorbing and complimenting that enabled the development of a better solution.
Author : Stuart Sokoloff, CTS Group
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Author : Peter Steacy, City of Ottawa; Christopher Gordon, NCE
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Author : Peter Bullock, City of North Bay
Description : Presentation highlights the City of North Bay's use of Value Engineering to improve the design and cost of a water treatment plant. The VE study team determined that there were missing components in the design that needed to be included in the cost estimate, created buy-in for the design and sense of ownership. The study concludes that there were challenges getting buy-in from the designer but that the VE study process was worthwhile.
Author : Win Stebbins, Michigan Department of Transportation
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Author : Tim Dennis, Halton Region
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Author : Mike Asselin, Town of Renfrew; Steve Taylor, NCE
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Mike will review a presentation of lessons learned from their first Value Engineering exercise in Renfrew Ontario. Mike will also outline the impact the VE process has had on the Development of the Water Pollution Control Plant project.

Mike gives an “owners” perspective on the process and summarizes whether the tangible and non-tangible benefits were worth the cost and effort.

Author : Peter Chackeris, York Rapid Transit
Description : Highlights of a Regional Municipality of York Rapid Transit Value Engineering study. Demonstrated use of Function-cost analysis, Mismatch Analysis, Quality Modeling and highlights of the recommendations. Noted that the best solutions not necessarily the cheapest, that other disciplines are needed on transit studies, and that customization of elements is a key opportunity to reduce cost without losing functionality.
Author : Bob Steele, Niagara Region
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Author : Katrina Blom, City of Toronto
Description : Presentation highlights the approach taken by the City of Toronto in starting to use Value Engineering or Value Analysis in water treatment facilities. Presentation discusses approach to planning 3 studies for the Ashbridges Bay Water Treatment Facility and discusses the results of the study on the odour control building. The approach to risk management is reviewed and it is noted that risk management is a complementary process with VE.
Title : FPS Delivers Value...All the Time (N/A | 2006 | MEMBER-ONLY | #124)
Author : René Donais, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Description : Presentation defines Functional Performance Specification and shows how FPS can be used in a variety of situations including projects, products, processes and projects. Most of the examples show applications for the public sector. Success stories included in this presentation includes 3 examples of process optimizations or restructuring of a government agency,   product optimization of a fare collection system, a motor, and an aircraft engine, project optimization examples including defining urban streets needs, project optimization of a Montreal Subway Station, project optimization of a highway interchange, and project optimization for the acquisition of subway cars.
Author : Will Willson, Davis Langdon
Description : Discusses approaches to combining risk with VE, highlights the similarities of the processes, shows how window of opportunity for risk analysis to impact the VE study declines during the workshop. Provides practical examples based on experience in a number of sectors of how risk based estimating was combined with VE in 40 hour workshops.
Author : Tim Smith, EllisDon Construction
Description : Highlights of a presentation from a contractor on the benefits of using Value Analysis and Risk Analysis on design build hospital projects. Contractor compared two hospital projects and noted that the hospital project that including Value Engineering was a more successful project.
Author : Timme Hendriksen, ProRail
Description : Demonstrates how use of Value Engineering in a Transit project delivered improved functionality and costs savings for a railway station in Tilburg, Netherlands. The VE study was focused on improving pedestrian transfer capacity and improving access to a transit station. Highlights the success of Value Engineering and Value Analysis in Dutch ProRail projects as the study brought about greater understanding of the needed functions, and help the Town Council and the Transit agency work together on a cost effective solution.
Author : Paul Magowan, MMM
Description : Presentation discusses how construction and scheduling risk was managed for a unique green energy deep lake cooling project in the City of Toronto.  Enwave is a utility company that uses cold water from Lake Ontario to cool buildings in Toronto.
Title : Tailoring VE to Fit Your Project (N/A | 2006 | MEMBER-ONLY | #106)
Author : Brian Ruck, TSH Associates
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Author : Andrew Farr, Manager, Capital Works, Region of Peel
Description : Highlights of Regional Muncipality of Peel Water and Waste Water VE Program
Author : Katherine Bethany, US State Department
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Presentation highlighting strong growth in the State Department Overseas Building Operations VE program, growth in the program, VE program performance indicators, typical VE job plan, program results.
Author : Norm Meyers, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Description : Project case study demonstrates that through the use of Value Engineering, municipal, industrial and provincial interests came together in the modification of an interchange design to meet the needs of the Town of Arnprior's major employer, an aeronautical industry firm.
Author : Geni Bahar & Joseph Arcaro, iTRANS
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Author : Mike Pearsall, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Description : Describes the Value Engineering process, job plan. Slides intended to introduce attendees not familiar with Value Engineering or Value Analysis to the process. See also Introduction to Value Analysis under Publications, About VA. Describes history of VE, Canadian experience with VE, who uses VE, benefits of VE, how to select projects for a VE study, and how to support a VE program.
Author : George Hunter, Lewis and ZImmerman Associates
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Author : Andrew Farr, Region of Peel
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Author : Dan Remollino, MTO; Storer Boone, Golder Associates
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Author : Timme Hendriksen, ProRail
Description : Presentation focuses on the Dutch transit agency, ProRail, experience in modifying the VE process to meet the needs of their transit agency. Paper describes the introduction of VE or Value Analysis to the Netherlands transit authority from 2002 through to establishment of a corporate Value Engineering policy in 2005.  Much of the focus is on doing shorter studies to meet time constraints of ProRail and through early successful VE workshops gain acceptance of longer, more involved VE studies. The return on investment from the VE program for this transit agency is 60:1 with over €55 million and an 18% performance increase.
Author : David Lewis, HDR
Description : Presentation outlines principles of risk based estimating for infrastructure projects and how risk based estimating supports decision making. Author integrates solid financial principles with sound engineering decision making. Cost estimating, cost modeling, Monte carlo simulation clearly explained. Useful examples for risk registers.
Author : Travis McGrath, Golder Associates
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Author : Frank Vanderlean, Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Roy Skelton, MRC
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Author : David Eden, Ontario Power Generation; Susan Sherman, URS Canada Inc.
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Author : Mike Pearsall, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
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Author : Mike Pearsall, Stephen Holmes
Description : Presentation discusses VE and Risk Analysis, a job plan to combine risk and VE, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis and suggestions on which process to use.
Author : David Wilson
Description : Short presentation outlines why government should use Value Engineering and how it can promote Value Engineering.
Author : Matteo Giuliano, Kiewit Development
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Author : Paul Westbrook, Hanscomb
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