Accession Number : ADA269598


Title :   Improving the Value Engineering Change Proposal Process within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS OMAHA NE


Personal Author(s) : Mahaffee, Gerald W.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA269598


Report Date : AUG 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : Partnering has brought a new philosophy to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Partnering has encouraged members of the Corps of Engineers and contractors to work together on project teams as opposed to developing adversarial relationships. Because of partnering, other improvements to processes within the Corps of Engineers can occur. One area of possible improvement is in the Corps of Engineers Value Engineering Program. Presently, contractors may submit ideas to improve a project in the form of a Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP). The VECP process is viewed by many contractors as slow and cumbersome. Even members of the Corps of Engineers feel improvements to the VECP process can be made. In this research, a VE Mini-Study is introduced to align the present VECP process to the concepts of partnering (based on teamwork and common goals). The VE Mini-Study involves the development of VECPs on a team with members of the Corps of Engineers, the contractor, Architect/Engineer (A/E), and the customer/user after the construction contract is awarded.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACTORS , *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *VALUE ENGINEERING , CONTRACTS , ENGINEERS , COOPERATION , ARCHITECTS , PHILOSOPHY , ARMY , THESES , CONSTRUCTION


Subject Categories : ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE