This article summarizes the increasing value engineering (VE) opportunities in highway construction. A survey has revealed that an additional source of profit is available to highway contractors from the expanding VE activities in federally aided highway programs. Contractors have found that savings and additional profits from a Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP) can be significant. VE is now mandatory in the design phase for EPA projects of $10 million or over, excluding interceptor and sewer costs. A 1975 workshop in value engineering organized by the Federal Highway Administration is discussed and it is noted that this training effort will continue and additional workshops will be made available to state highway and transportation agencies.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Tufty, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 30-32
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 59
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM