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VE Workshops

On-Site VE Session

Classical VE Session

High Creative VE Session

New Product VE

Value Based Design Charrette
Value Planning
Choosing By Advantages Decisionmaking

Value Engineering Workshops

Value Management event: A proven systematic approach to product/project development and improvement using the techniques of Value Management, Creativity Enhancement and Visual Thinking to achieve an innovative solution during the design phase or after the product/project has entered production. Using our highly skilled facilitator as the catalyst that leads your team to real innovation. It is a creative, function-orientated, cross-functional team approach to providing innovation and optimizing value in a product, project or service.

And it works.

These sessions are conducted on-site. Each session requires the following:

Pre-Event work including:

  • Situation analysis - What should the Value Engineering team focus on?
  • Competitive unit/project analysis and location.
  • Cross-functional team identification and construction
  • Information collection
  • Logistics planning
  • Detailed session plan

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On-site Value Engineering session:

A Value Engineering workshop should be a shock to the system. This session will be fully scripted to maximize the output of your dedicated team using our highly skilled facilitator as the catalyst for innovation. Days are typically 10 hours.

The process is tailored to your requirements and can be implemented as follows:

Classical Value Engineering Session

  • Major Project or Administrative Study
  • 5 day/1 week

High Creative Value Engineering Session

  • New/Existing Product or Major Project Study
  • 2 sessions
  • 6 day/3 week

Value Based Design Charrette

  • Major Building Project: Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, Construction Management
  • Early Stage Architectural Project Definition
  • Design-Build project delivery
  • Maximum Value Integration
  • 5 day/1 week

Value Planning Session

  • Major Project
  • Conceptual/Strategic Project Definition
  • Designed to your requirements

Choosing By Advantages Decisionmaking

  • Major Project Development
  • Conceptual/Strategic Project Definition
  • Alternative evaluation based on advantages
  • Fully consider qualitative factors
  • Fully documented results
  • Designed to your requirements

The multi-week approach minimizes interference with daily responsibilities and maximizes creativity, while the intensive one week version is focused and works well with major construction and government projects. The session moves through the following phases:

  • Information
  • Function Analysis
  • Creative
  • Evaluation
  • Development
  • Presentation
  • Implementation

Deliverable: The team prepares and presents a list of verified potential projects that contribute to an innovative solution and corresponding reduction in total unit cost.

Consolidation: The team output is distilled into a usable format published as a final report that documents all ideas generated for future reference and presents each team’s evaluated recommendations in Excel spreadsheet format.

Project Management tracking - Additionally we offer Project Management documentation service. Once the final report has been reviewed and the high potential projects approved to proceed, these projects are developed in Gant chart format using MS Project to provide you with a realistic road map of the steps necessary to insure timely implementation. We can continue to track each project to implementation to insure your efforts reach the bottom line.

These workshops listed are the actual Value Engineering sessions on your site using your team of participants and facilitated by Value Based Design, LLC. They are designed to achieve your goals and maximize the use of your resources. Each Workshop is designed to achieve specific objectives and support specific types of projects. If you need assistance in planning your Value Engineering workshop contact us.

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    Classical Value Engineering Session

    Application: Major Project or Administrative Study

    This is the Classical Value Engineering Session applicable to all types of products, projects and processes. It's successful application has been verified through thousands of applications. The session moves rapidly through the study phases to insure continuity and results. Sessions are tightly scripted to maintain focus and maximize the utilization of your human resources.

    Rapid Response

    • Session complete in 1 week

    Deliverables:

    • List of recommended projects
    • Cost estimate
    • Presentation of results
    • Project report

    Objectives:

    • Organize in a High Performance Team Format.
    • Analyze the representative project to identify opportunities for real innovation and a potential increase in total unit value.
    • Prepare and present a list of verified potential projects that contribute to an innovative solution and corresponding potential increase in total unit value.

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    High Creative Value Engineering Session

    Application: New/Existing Product / Project study

    This session takes the Classical Value Engineering Session and inserts a break into theschedule between the Function Analysis and the Creative Phase. This has several benefits, the most important of which is allowing for the incubation of real creative solutions to be generated. The difference can be the development of real innovative ideas and solutions vs recycling the same old cost reduction ideas. The other benefit is found in a session schedule that is less intrusive for the participants.

    Generate maximum creative ideas

    • Session complete in 3 weeks
    • New or Existing Product/Administrative Process study
    • High Creative Format
    • 2 sessions-6 day/3 week

    Deliverables:

    • List of recommended projects
    • Cost estimate
    • Presentation of results
    • Project report

    Objectives:

    • The multi-week approach minimizes interference with daily responsibilities while maximizing creative output.
    • Organize in a High Performance Team Format.
    • Analyze the representative project and the corresponding competitive/similar products to identify opportunities for real innovation and a potential increase in total unit value.
    • Prepare and present a list of verified potential projects.

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      Value Based Design Charrette

      Application: Major Building Project

      Application of Value Engineering to the intense early stage Architectural Design Forum (Charrette). This combines early stage project definition with the Value Engineering process to achieve maximum value, foster collaboration, and accelerate the project definition phase. Why wait until the design has solidified to run the VE session? When utilized at the concept development stage of project development, Value Engineering can have the maximum effect with the minimal disruption. This is construction VE at it's most effective point of application and specifically complements the Design-Build method of project delivery.

      Rapid Response

      • Session complete in 1 week

      Deliverables:

      • Partnering Agreement
        • Signature pages
        • PMP
        • List of recommended Value Engineering proposals
        • Concept design
        • Design notes & minutes
        • Acquisition strategy
      • Value Engineering Documentation

      Objectives:

      • Organize in a High Performance Team Format.
      • Analyze the representative project to identify opportunities for real innovation and a potential reduction in total unit cost.
      • Develop the Partnering Agreement (scope, schedule, budget)
      • Develop the Project Management Plan.
      • Achieve consensus.

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      Concept Value Engineeering

      Application: Early Project Definition

      When Value Engineering is used during the concept stage of a project good things happen. The real innovative ideas and concepts can actually be implemented without restarting the design effort (a limited resource) or incurring unnecessary costs. Not to mention the resistance from the Architectural and Engineering communities. Identify project risk and develop strategic direction and concept definition. Experience real consensus. When integrated with the Choosing By Advantages Decisionmaking System the project team evaluates creative proposals that highlight the full range qualitative factors that often make the difference between a mediocre project and an excellent project.

      Applications include:

      • Transportation
      • Environmental
      • Construction
      • Health Care
      • Administrative
      • New Product Development

      Rapid Response

      • Workshop designed to meet your requirements

      Deliverables: (as defined by the client)

      • Project plan
      • Scope
      • Schedule
      • Budget
      • Risk analysis
      • Matrix of recommended Value Engineering scenarios
      • CBA matrix
      • Value Engineering Documentation

      Objectives:

      • Organize in a High Performance Team Format.
      • Develop opportunities for real innovation and a potential reduction in total cost.
      • Develop the Project Management Plan.
      • Evaluate the alternatives
      • Achieve consensus.

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