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The SAVE Board of Directors seeks proposals for association management. To request an RFP package, contact the VP-Finance & Administration and the Executive Vice President. Proposals are due October 15, 2015.

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 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

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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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.

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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.

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