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10 May 1989
NORTHERN DIVISION NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND
A/E GUIDE AND FORMAT INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
VALUE ENGINEERING SERVICES
1. BACKGROUND In today's environment of increasing demands
and budget cutbacks, management of the Military Construction
Program is a challenging task. The Navy's needs in facility
construction  will  always  exceed  the  funds  available.
Every
means, therefore, must be utilized to ensure the most efficient
use of our construction dollars.
The  Naval  Facilities
Engineering Command realizes that Value Engineering (VE) can make
a significant contribution in providing projects that completely
meet our customer's needs and are within budget. In short, VE is
a management tool that provides "Best Value". To capture this
potential, VE must be clearly understood and correctly applied
and must have the involvement and cooperation of every Architect-
Engineer  firm  under  contract  to  the  Naval  Facilities  Engineering
Command.
2. WHY VE IS DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL DESIGN PROCEDURES VE
encompasses a SECOND TEAM approach which objectively analyzes a
project from a function/cost standpoint. A comprehensive team
effort to identify high cost-low value items is essential to an
organized VE team approach. It can be said that the VE
functional study augments normal design efforts.
This intentional "2nd Look" at the project from a cost
standpoint occurs while the design is still flexible.
Thus, the
use of VE can reduce the cost of projects at an early stage,
thereby avoiding scope reduction of "bid iteming" out desirable
items because of budget constraints.
3.  SCOPE  OF  WORK.  Value  Engineering  Services  (hereinafter
referred to as VE) will normally be conducted immediately
following completion of design development (35% design) and shall
consist of one 40 hour team study by a multi-discipline team of
The study
professionals meeting on five consecutive work days.
group will follow the five step job plan (see paragraph No. 8) as
recognized by the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE). A
report shall be prepared which encompasses the recommendations of
the VE study group with detailed cost estimates, live cycle
analysis and sketches, as necessary. The Design Team shall
comment in writing to Northern Division on each recommendation of
the VE Study Group, prior to the 35% review meeting.
VE services shall be performed in a timely manner
concurrently with the normal design procedure and without delay
(Appendix
in the design schedule set forth in the A&E scope.
"A").
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