The author recounts experiences at Caltrans and describes a new program which utilizes value to engineering as a practice to methodically combine and develop innovative design, innovative technology, and alternative technology in what is an engineering value research approach. The objective of this new program is to apply these methods in a continuing search to achieve increased productivity and maintain excellence in design. At the start of the program, Caltrans did a value analysis of value engineering to determine the best way to go. A three-tier training program was set up to improve communication about VE. Concurrently with this, the Department's first policy and procedure mandate for VE was developed. It was stressed that VE, while providing a structural approach to reducing life-cycle costs, also offered an opportunity, through the creativity element of each study, to develop innovative techniquees, technologies, and designs. At Caltrans, an attempt is being made to conduct the VE study early in the project study phase.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 37th California Transportation and Public Works Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 2, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Value Engineering and Productivity Management
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • McManus, J F
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00453694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM