INFORMATION ON THE USE OF VALUE ENGINEERING IN FEDERAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Senator Kassebaum requesated an assessment, based on prior GAO work, on the potential benefits of the increased use of value engineering--a systematic process for reducing life-cycle costs-in federal construction. GAO has issued several reports in which it increased use of value engineering in the particular agencies reviewed and strongly supported its increased use. GAO cannot, however, provide a meaningful estimate of potential governmentwide savings because of the many variables in agencies' operations, in the size and nature of their construction projects, and the uncertainty of future construction program funding levels. (Author)

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/GGD-85-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM