Applying Value Engineering Techniques to Pavement Rehabilitation Design Procedures

The application of value engineering (VE) procedures to transportation projects has become a prevalent and recognized practice among highway agencies. In addition, legislation has been passed to encourage the practice further. However, despite its apparent widespread use in transportation projects, and even though pavement rehabilitation accounts for a major proportion of any Department of Transportation budget, virtually no applications of VE techniques are reported in the pavement rehabilitation area. In this paper, a number of case studies are presented that demonstrate the potential benefits of applying VE techniques to the pavement rehabilitation design process. It is the intention of the authors to apply VE concepts rather than the formal VE process to this area. In the presented cases, the application of VE techniques resulted in fewer over- and under-designed pavement sections, and therefore to substantially more cost-effective designs. This was achieved not through alteration of the analysis procedure, but through a re-examination of the quality of input data and the way in which the data was utilized within the analysis.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 409-414
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control (MAIREPAV5), Fifth Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01130022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780874141597
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2009 11:50AM