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

During your workshop

After your workshop

Reporting templates

General VE information

Design Manual M21-01 policy

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

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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