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SAVE Membership Campaign: Get 10% off your next membership renewal with each new member you refer! Refer 5 new members and get 60% off your next membership renewal. Restrictions apply. Highest number of referrals will receive recognition at the 2016 SAVE Value Summit. Campaign ends April 30.

2016 SAVE Value Summit, June 5-7, held jointly with Value Analysis Canada. The call for papers and pre-conference workshop proposals are open until December 31, 2015. More information to come.

 

Save the Date: Wissensforum, April 25-28, 2016. Hosted by VDI, this event will be held in Munich, Germany and hosted by Knorr-Bremse AG. Pre-conference workshop on Apirl 25 and factory tour on April 28.

16th Value Management Conference will be held April 26-27, 2016, in Munich Germany. Download the registration brochure and call for papers here.

2015 SAVE Value Summit photos are available for purchase from Naim Hassan Photography.

Purchase printed copies of the 2014 SAVE Value Summit Proceedings at http://www.proceedings.com.

Do you prefer to read from the printed page? Order print-on-demand copies of the SAVE 2013 Conference Proceedings from Curran Associates, Inc. or call (845) 758-0400.


In Memoriam



Review the life and achievements of these four VE pioneers: Axel Peter Ried, J. Jerry Kaufman, Rudy H. Kempter, and Theresa Barlow.



Solutions. Sustainability. Success.

Value and innovation are needed in today’s scarce-money world. To find and take advantage of them, both governments and private industry use a remarkable process known as the Value Methodology. Also known as value engineering, value analysis and value management, the process can optimize projects, processes and product development in significant ways. Through Value Engineering, companies and government agencies regularly decrease costs, increase profits, improve quality and performance and enhance customer satisfaction.

SAVE International® is the premier international society devoted to advancing and promoting the value methodology. SAVE provides its members with education and training, publications, promotional tools, certification, networking and recognition.

VE Successes and News Articles

VE Saves Council Bluffs School

New sports complex saved from financial disaster

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District’s Center of A development for a new sports complex in the Council Bluffs Community Schools District, Iowa, has been saved from financial disaster through the use of value engineering.

Current sports facilities have been painting the schools district in a bad light in the eyes of visiting athletes and the local press. However, proposed plans for a new and improved athletic complex initially also faced problems, with the original bid creeping over its estimate by $2.2 million.

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Napa Valley Flood Control

Value Engineering pushes flood control projects up the priority list

Value engineering is proving vital in improving the flood defences of Napa County, CA. The project began with the recently-­‐opened Napa River Dry Bypass, which aims to reduce severe flooding and protect the local residents, while doubling as a public park in the dry seasons thanks to its marshlands and turfed spaces.

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Value Engineering meets Re-Branding

Mega Corp has just acquired Mini Corp, but there are thousands of Mini Corp signs, trucks, employee uniforms and stationery floating around the country that need to be changed. The switchover in any rebranding effort can be overwhelming, confusing and expensive.

Implementix, Inc., a company that assists with new brand identity rollouts, has developed a value engineering process to streamline the minutia and complexity of replacing a company’s old brand identity on all of its branded assets, such as vehicles and signs.

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No Longer Impossible

Port of Miami Tunnel Project Florida Dept of Transportation

They committed to deliver two 42’ diameter, 4,400’ long, fixed-price, date-certain tunnels at the height of the recession, in some of the most technically challenging geotechnical conditions ever faced by a tunneling contractor.

At half the cost of the owner’s estimate.

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Upgrading Indy's Water System

Citizens Energy Group
Indianapolis, IN

Much of the water distribution system that serves Indianapolis is more than 100 years old and water main breaks are in the headlines far too often. Citizens Energy Group acquired the system in 2011 and is systematically upgrading, repairing and replacing the aging system.

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