AASHTO Publishes New Value Engineering Guidelines
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released the fourth edition of its Guidelines for Value Engineering. This new edition supersedes the third edition published in 2009.
Developed by the AASHTO Subcommittee on Design, and Technical Committee on Project Management, these guidelines have been developed to assist state departments of transportation in addressing the challenges of rising costs and diminished resources by developing successful value engineering programs to improve design excellence and achieve efficient cost and quality control, while allowing maximum flexibility to each state.
Value Engineering (VE) is a function-oriented technique and a proven effective management tool for achieving improved design, construction, and cost-effectiveness in various transportation program elements. VE combines creative and analytical skills to improve the value of products and services by examining their function.
The 38-page guidelines include seven chapters, which detail all facets of establishing and maintaining an effective value engineering program, as well as incorporating value engineering principles and practices into all phases of project development, construction, traffic operation, and maintenance.
The Guidelines for Value Engineering, 4th Edition, is available to purchase as a downloadable PDF publication. Copies may be purchased online by visiting the AASHTO Bookstore at https://bookstore.transportation.org, and searching by the item code VE-4.
For more information about the Guidelines for Value Engineering, 4th Edition, see attached editorial fact sheet, table of contents, and executive summary.
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