Thursday, February 20, 2014

Value Engineering - Examples, Cases and Benefits



2013

Value Engineering Analysis in the Construction of Box-Girder Bridges
http://ijltet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/9.pdf


2010

Seat base weight reduction
http://www.cadcam-e.com/pdf/CCE%20Case%20Study%20-%20Value%20Engineering%20(Material%20Reduction)%20of%20Round%20Base.pdf


Auckland Rail Transportation Project - Role of Value Engineering
Cost reduction of 25 million dollars.
http://www.beca.com/publications/~/media/publications/technical_papers/rail_duplication_and_construction_new_lynn_rail_trench.ashx

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Student Project - Value engineering for car shade

http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/cem/assaf/Students_Reports/Value-Engineering-Study-Car-Shade.pps

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Value Engineering West Rail
Estimate for the project was brought down to HK$46.4 billion from HK$64 bn
2006 report
http://www.arup.com/_assets/_download/7D37BB78-CE53-15CC-7627546D83CA6EC7.pdf
Supporting document - legislative council panel report
http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr99-00/english/panels/tp/papers/a1041e05.pdf
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KPIT cummins Infosystems

   *  Over 30% weight reduction (optimization) by value engineering
    * 60% variant reduction (standardization) by value engineering
    * Engine performance improvement through re-engineering engine components
    * Cost effective solution in material optimization of interior plastic trims (Instrument panel, Door panel)
    * Fuel economy improvement and reduced carbon footprint from weight
    * Savings over $148,000/year from cost of aluminum by design, optimize & virtual simulation

http://www.kpitcummins.com/ats/mechanical-design/
Accessed on 28.2.2010
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2009
Seattle Sound Transit Rail link - Value engineering and cost reduction results
http://constructoragc.construction.com/mag/2009_11-12/features/0911-38_AGC.asp


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Value engineering applications in transportation: a synthesis of highway practice
NCHRP synthesis, 352
Volume 352 of Synthesis of highway practice
Book
Authors David C. Wilson, National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Publisher Transportation Research Board, 2005
125 pages

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Acumen Value Engineering

Automotive client. They had begun a new product and not performed a value planning session during the planning phase, because "they didn't have time." Result, they were losing 5% on each product sold. 

Using VE, we were able to give them a 12% profit immediately, with more to come. This way, they would not "sell them selves out of business." Unfortunately, due to machining costs, we had to leave much opportunity behind. If we had been able to do a value planning session before equipment purchases, we estimate that we could have generated an additional 10% profit for each unit.

Accessed on 28.2.2010
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substituting INA114
http://focus.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ina114.pdf

with LM324
http://www.national.com/mpf/LM/LM324.html#Overview

A student at NITIE IM interview (15.3.2011) said that they brought down the cost of ECG instrument with this substitution. He explained that they got this idea from the function performed by INA114 in the instrument. Cost came down by 20 times he claimed.


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2005
Value Engineering Study for Closing waste packages containing TAD Canisters
http://www.inl.gov/technicalpublications/Documents/3395034.pdf

Value engineering leads to piping innovations at New FAU Football Stadium
http://hillyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Value-Engineering-FAU-Case-Study.pdf 


USA Department of Energy - OU1 Value engineering - Waste minimization and volume reduction study

1999

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/81869387/Value-Engineering-Value-Engineering-FINAL-REPORT-PROJECT-OU1

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Value Engineering in Transportation - Value World Issue March 1997

http://www.value-eng.org/valueworld/older_issues/1997_March.pdf

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Title:
VALUE ENGINEERING METHODS APPLIED TO A GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEM PROPOSED FOR ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

The VE study has shown that value engineering, applied after the alternatives analysis phase, can provide significant savings on an overall transit project's costs. It also has demonstrated that single tracking is an operating technique with potential for major capital cost savings.

The paper appeared in Transportation Research Board State-of-the-Art Report 2, Light Rail Transit: System Design for Cost-Effectiveness. Presented at the Conference on Light Rail Transit held May 8-10, 1985, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


http://pubsindex.trb.org/view.aspx?id=271658
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