Value engineering

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

WSDOT requires value engineering for structural projects over $20 million and all projects over $25 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.

Value Engineering Projects Map


AASHTO Value Engineering Award - Congratulations to South Central Region and the Strategic Analysis Estimating Office. Their work on the SR 124 Monument Road/RR Xing project received honorable mention for Pre-Construction Engineering.

Value Engineering news

SAVE Value Summit 2022 planned for June 4th - 8th, 2022.

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 Workshop Guide (PDF 37MB)
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.
Utah DOT Value Engineering
North Carolina DOT Value Engineering
Missouri DOT Value Engineering
New Jersey DOT Value Engineering

Region contacts

Northwest Region
Chris Damitio

Hung Huynh

North Central Region
Miguel Castillo

Dan Lewis

Olympic Region
Steven Thomson

Roscoe Ames

Southwest Region
Jonathan Abuyan

Caroline Bricheux

South Central Region
Bob Hooker

Andrew Byrd

Eastern Region
Tracey Partridge

Washington State Ferries
Lei Lu

Cesar Mayor

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.