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Guide to VE

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Value
Engineering
Program Guide
for Design and
Construction
Volume 1
Internal Operations
and Management
P BS-P Q250
December 1992
U.S. General Services Administration
Public Buildings Service
Value Engineering Program Guide for Design and Construction - Volume 1
Value Engineering Program Guide
for Design and Construction
Volume 1- Internal Operations and
is available to the public from:
U.S. Department of Commerce\ue001
National Technical Information Service\ue001

5285 Port Royal Road\ue001 Springfield, VA 22161\ue001 (703) 487-4650\ue001

NTIS Accession No.: PB93-101772\ue001
a n d
National Institute of Building Sciences\ue001
Construction Criteria Base (CCB)\ue001
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW\ue001
Washington, DC 20005\ue001
(202) 289-7800\ue001
Management\ue000
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PBS - PQ250 December 14, 1992
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- General.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 -1
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 -3
Background. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l-4
Governing Directives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .1-5
Approach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .1-5
Relationship to Other Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . l.6

Organization of this Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 -7 Definition and Use of Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8 Index of Acronyms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . .1 -9

Chapter 2- Value Engineering WE) P rogram Intent. . . . . . . . .2-l
Philosophy and Overall Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-l
Basis of Evaluating the Program. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 -5
Funding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 -7
Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
Overall Constraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Chapter 3- Program Implementation and Management ...3-1
Project Delivery Methods................................ ..3-3

Independence of Value Engineering Consultant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3 Contracting Approaches. ..........................3-4 Project Selection Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.4 Budgeting/Funding Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 -5 Management and Staffing Considerations.................. ..3-6 Reporting Requirements to Central Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..3-7 Design Stage Reject Budget Adjustments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1o Disposition of Savings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14 Impact of Cost Estimate Revisions on A-E Design Contracts. . . .3-l5

Chapter 4- Value Engineering Consultant Selection
Guidelines
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1

General Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3 Value Engineering Team Qualifications .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 -4 Support Qualifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 -6

PBS-PQ250 December 14,1992
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