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Provincial /State
Developing a VM Program > Provincial /State
Author : Ted Lane, P.Eng., AVS, MTO
Description : Presentation  on how the Ontario Ministry of Transportation developed a VE program. Presentation explains the context for VE at MTO, understanding your organization, steps taken to investigate options and develop a program, and elements required to build a VE program. 
Author : Jay Sagoo, Alberta Infrastructure
Description : Alberta Infrastructure has endorsed the use of Value Management in its successful practice towards capital projects over many years. Several improvements have been made to the current Value Management program, such as the importance of data collection, coordinating risk management activities with value studies, identifying initiatives within the organization that may benefit with a value study, as well as training staff in value management. Other areas of improvement will be discussed in the presentation. This presentation will be of interest to those individuals who have been tasked to implement a Value Engineering/Management program within their organization.
Author : SteVE Holmes
Description : The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is the leading government proponent for Value Analysis in Canada. The expanding use of and advocacy for Value Analysis by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has occurred because Value Analysis meets 3 key business goals:
1.            Doing more with less
2.            Building a common understanding of business needs and an openness to change
3.            Stimulating Innovation

The presentation highlights how the use of value management at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has lead to $1B in project cost avoidance, has improved the culture and openness to ideas and is an excellent process to get different stakeholder groups to agree upon project or product requirements.
Author : Chris Gauer
Description : This presentation reviews the introduction of Value Engineering on highway and transportation projects to the City of Regina and the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The presentation discusses the initial VE projects undertaken in these jurisdictions, how was VE received and adapted to their local requirements.
Author : Dr. Avi Habinski, Director, Capital Planning, Alberta Education
Description :

 Alberta's departments of Education and Infrastructure have undertaken 20 Value Analysis processes in order to gain insight into the nature of the needs and challenges as well as reach a consensus on the scope of the project to be submitted for provincial funding. The work with a broad range of stakeholders enabled the establishment of the priority order for the needs, identification of creative solutions, cost estimates of options, risk analysis and determination of value for the public investment. In addition, the local involvement resulted in a “buy-in” into the scope of the project and avoided cost escalation during the planning design and construction stages.

The presentation focuses on processes and outcomes associated with the implementation of Value Analysis in Alberta Schools. It also uses examples to illustrate the type of projects and circumstances under which such process may be successful.

Author : Value Analysis Canada
Description :

Presentation highlights how VA can help government and suggests  how government can support VA.

Author : Kurt Lieblong
Description : The Florida Department of Transportation implemented its Value Engineering in 1978, nearly 30 years before the United States federal mandate for highway projects. Early on the department realized the benefits that this improvement process could bring to its projects, processes and standards. Not only could you get the best value out of the limited infrastructure budget, but it also improved the communication and synergy between department employees. This presentation will highlight several of the elements of FDOT’s VE program that has led it to becoming a recognized leader among US VE programs.
Author : British Columbia Ministry of Transportation
Description : Value Analysis, Value Engineering policy for the BC Ministry of Transportation. Explains goals and objectives for Value Analysis and Value Engineering studies, type of teams, consultant acquisition procedures.

Author : Alberta Infrastructure
Description :

This publication relfects the advice of an expert panel  to the Minister of Alberta Infrastructure on sustainable school buildings. The report discusses holistic design including life cycle costing, green building design, leed, and value management. The report recommends that the Alberta government establish a systematic process for ensuring appropriate value of school building projects through the use of the value management, value analysis, value engineering process on school buildings.

Author : David Wilson
Description : Short presentation outlines why government should use Value Engineering and how it can promote Value Engineering.
Author : Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Description :

A description of the Value Engineering/ Value Analysis process and information about the $800 Million in cost savings, cost avoidance that  the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has had with VE.

Author : Stephen Holmes, Edward Lane
Description :
How can a non-compulsory public sector Value Engineering program be successful without any legislative or other external requirement to undertake VE studies? Value Engineering was introduced to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in 1995 by VE consultants working with local engineering firms. VE is now an established part of how the Ontario Ministry of Transportation does business. This paper provides insight into how the VE program was developed and grown in Ontario without the aid of government legislation.

Author : Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Description :

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is the leading government proponent for Value Engineering in Canada. The expanding use of and advocacy for Value Engineering by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has occurred because Value Engineering meets 3 key needs:
1. Maximizes use of resources
2. Establishes common understand of business needs
3. Delivers Innovation

This paper will highlight how the Ontario Ministry of Transportation uses value management to achieve innovation in infrastructure projects, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes, define the requirements of IT systems, generate organizational change, and develop innovative standards.

Author : Gordon Dodd
Description : 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 to capital projects will bring about benefits.  A need for a higher order of value assurance in the provision of infrastructure has also been recognized.   Stewardship and sustainability are ways in which our public realizes value and these public values lead to the management of life cycle costs.  This presentation will discuss how a formal value management program was established and where we see focus and benefit.  I will also walk through Alberta Infrastructure's roadmap to value assurance from the creation of a value management program to the life cycle cost management project currently underway.   This Presentation describes the Best Practices developed over many years of establishing and managing the largest Value Management Program outside of the US government program. 
Author : Mike Pearsall
Description :

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