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The Institute of Value Management Australia will hold its 2015 Conference in Sydney, August 11-13. Associate membership for only $35 is offered. Go to for details.

The 48th SJVE Annual Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27-28, 2015. The call for papers ends June 30.

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

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.

Recent VE Successes and News Articles

Minding the Public Purse

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement
Maryland State Highway Administration

A quarter of a million cars each day. On a bridge designed for 75,000.

When the much-needed Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement was put out to bid, the one solitary response was 72% over budget! So a formal Value Engineering study was held to bring the cost under control.


Much Smarter Than Sandbags

US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

The Fargo-Moorhead area of western Minnesota is up close and personal with the Red, Wild Rice, Sheyenne, Maple, Lower Rush and Rush Rivers. Come spring they love to flood, regularly causing significant damage and threatening life.

The St. Paul District of the Army Corps of Engineers is creating a 35-mile long diversion channel to divert floodwaters around the metropolitan area and temporarily store up to 150,000 acre-feet upstream to minimize flooding in downstream communities.


USACE, Middle East District Wins VE Award

Value Engineering makes contingency buildings more flexible

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District’s Center of Standardization for Contingency Standard Design received SAVE International's Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Government at the 2015 SAVE Value Summit in San Diego June 9.


Optimum Structures

Scarborough Light Rail Rapid Transit Elevated Structures Upgrade Toronto Transit Commission

The Scarborough light rail system was to be upgraded with newer, more efficient and all-round better Light Rapid Transit vehicles. But the new cars weighed twice as much and the existing elevated track had to be modified to accommodate the new vehicles.


Protecting Soldiers with Value Engineering

The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center
Huntsville, AL

The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), is the focal point for research, development, and engineering technology for aviation and missile platforms. And 2014 was AMRDEC’s 29th consecutive year of exceeding its value engineering goals.


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