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Case study of an Ontario Ministry of Transporation VE study of a proposed interchange. Discusses use of VE as a tool in making a decision for a preferred alternative during environmental assessments. Shows how project performance measures were used to compare different scenarios.
Presentation describes VE led a team to develop an innovative design for truck inspection stations. See also the Ontario Ministry of Transportation article, Teamwork delivers new design concept.
Presentation focuses on the Dutch transit agency, ProRail, experience in modifying the VE process to meet the needs of their transit agency. Paper describes the introduction of VE or Value Analysis to the Netherlands transit authority from 2002 through to establishment of a corporate Value Engineering policy in 2005. Much of the focus is on doing shorter studies to meet time constraints of ProRail and through early successful VE workshops gain acceptance of longer, more involved VE studies. The return on investment from the VE program for this transit agency is 60:1 with over €55 million and an 18% performance increase.
Presentation defines Functional Performance Specification and shows how FPS can be used in a variety of situations including projects, products, processes and projects. Most of the examples show applications for the public sector. Success stories included in this presentation includes 3 examples of process optimizations or restructuring of a government agency, product optimization of a fare collection system, a motor, and an aircraft engine, project optimization examples including defining urban streets needs, project optimization of a Montreal Subway Station, project optimization of a highway interchange, and project optimization for the acquisition of subway cars.
Case study outlines use of Value Analysis and Risk Based Estimating on a road rail grade separation in Windsor Ontario. Presentation shows how a VE study that involved 3 levels of government on a difficult project was planned and facilitated. Project won a Value Engineering award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Presentation demonstrates how Functional Performance Specification was integrated into the VE process to enable the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to examine winter maintenance issues and problems in a particularly difficult location in Northern Ontario. A failure modes and events analysis (FEMA) was incorporated into the VE study job plan to enable the team to identify areas of risk with winter maintenance. The use of VE, FPS and FEMA was shown to be effective in examining complex issues and evaluating complex scenarios.
This presentation will cover how WSDOT changed the project management culture, from getting their project managers to just try using risk based estimating, into it being a common way of managing projects. Risk based estimating is a tool that supports risk management, without effective risk management you lose much of the benefits of risk based estimating. How to overcome the feeling that risk based estimating is just a flavor of the month. Lessons learned and best practices will be presented to prevent others from learning the hard way. What is needed to build a risk program within an organization and how do you keep it from being just another thing for project managers to do? Top ten reasons why to implement a risk program within your organization.
The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) is currently planning to renovate the Louis-Hyppolite Lafontaine bridge-tunnel in Montréal. The purpose of the project is to upgrade the tunnel’s safety level in the event of a fire to allow people to be evacuated by means of an emergency exit that complies with the standards applicable to road tunnels with an acceptable risk level for such infrastructures. The Ministère would like to determine the acceptable risk level based on a rigorous methodological process.
The project is currently at the feasibility analysis stage. The project team members have performed a value analysis to ensure that the project will meet the stated needs cost-effectively while improving the bridge’s functionalities and reducing the risks and consequences of any incidents.
The originality of the proposed approach stems from the fusion of two established and internationally recognized methodologies: Value analysis and Risk analysis (or Specific Hazard Investigation).
The risk analysis was inspired by the booklet 4 of the Guide to road tunnel safety documentation.
This guide is intended to give the players involved a common understanding of the way in which these structures work, their environment and their action required in order to ensure safety.
This European method was developed in connection with a joint research project of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and l’Association internationale permanente des congrès de la route (AIPCR) also called World Road Association (PIARC) with financial participation from the European Union. This method considers the tunnel as being a global system made up of users, the infrastructure itself with its equipment and environment, the operator, in addition to the intervention and emergency services. A function model (cornerstone of VA) was developed by the team. A disaster scenario was simulated and the tunnel’s performance evaluated for each function. The analysis revealed functions that need to be improved and a brainstorming session provided innovative solutions to improve user safety. A comparative analysis of scenarios made it possible to recommend a best possible scenario, i.e., the one that was the most cost-effective in meeting the stated needs.
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Explores how Functional Performance Specification (FPS), employed to develop the standards and criteria by which the design of a bus and eventual light rail transitway in the Highway 407 Corridor will proceed, can be utilized as valuable input into follow on two Value Engineering (VE) studies on that design. Discussions will include suitability of the Functional Diagram from the FPS workshops as the functional input for the planning level VE Study as well as the need to further define function in the preliminary design level VE Study. Finally, lessons learned and recommendations for how to improve the combination of FPS and traditional VE will be presented
- About VA
- Business Process, Restructuring
- About CSVA
- Success Stories
- Functional Performance Specification (FPS)
- Project Management
- Risk Analysis
- 2004 CSVA Conference
- 2006 CSVA Conference
- 2007 CSVA Conference
- 2008 CSVA Conference
- Business Processes, Restructuring
- Innovation, Integration