Value engineering

Find tools and templates to identify and eliminate unnecessary costs in project design, construction, operations and maintenance.

When is a Value Engineering workshop required?

WSDOT requires value engineering for structural projects over $40 million and all projects over $50 million. Projects with estimated total costs less than these amounts can apply value engineering to enhance performance of a facility, reduce cost, or as a tool to build consensus by engaging stakeholders.

When is a Value Engineering workshop recommended?

WSDOT encourages a VE analysis on any project where there is a potential for significant cost savings or improved project performance or quality.
conducting VE analyses can offer opportunities for improved value and facilitate the success of projects involving complex technical issues, challenging project constraints, unique requirements, and competing community and stakeholder objectives.

Value Engineering Map showing incorporated VE recommendations and performance improvement


Value Engineering news

See Design Manual with revisions to Chapter 310 - Value Engineering

Workshop resources

Find workshop resources such as forms and guides to help with your workshop.

Setting up your workshop
Workshop Request Form (DOCX 132KB)
Value Engineering Job Plan (PDF 702KB)
Value Engineering with Risk Assessment (PDF 234KB)

During your workshop
Value Engineering (VE) Study Sign-in Sheet (DOCX 128KB)
Study Checklist (DOC 90KB)
Team Member Guide (PDF 143KB)

After your workshop
Region Coordinator Roles (PDF 472KB)
Recommendation Approval Form (DOCX 35KB)
Performance Measures (PDF 48KB)

Reporting templates
Value Engineering Report Template (ftp site)
Value Engineering – Risk Assessment Report (VERA) template (PDF 38KB)

General VE information
What is Value Engineering? (PDF 270KB)
Does my project need a VE Study? (PDF 13KB)
Combining a CRA with a VE Study (PDF 164KB)

Design Manual M21-01 policy
Design Manual Chapter 305 - Project Management (PDF 800KB)
Design Manual Chapter 310 - Value Engineering (PDF 796KB)

See what other states practice to identify and eliminate unnecessary costs within projects.
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Region contacts

Northwest Region
Chris Damitio

Hung Huynh

North Central Region
Michael Roy

Dan Lewis

Olympic Region
Kevin Krzyzewski

Southwest Region
Jonathan Abuyan

Caroline Bricheux

Madison Cary

South Central Region
Bob Hooker

Jill Dexter

Eastern Region
Tracey Partridge

Washington State Ferries
Lei Lu

Cesar Mayor

I-405/SR 167 Program Coordinator
Dawn McIntosh

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