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1 Micheal H. Pulaski & Micheal J. Horman Continuous Value Enhancement Process

2 Outline Introduction Conclusion & Recommendation Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis Objectives Background CVEP Analysis

3 Introduction  Even though delivering high performance and sustainable facilities is difficult and have high level of complexity, private and public owners are turning to high performance and sustainable buildings to meet their capital facility need.  Constructability reviews are one technique that project managers use to enhance project delivery efficiencies and realize cost savings.  The continuous value enhancement process (CVEP) was developed as a project management tool to support project management decision making in ways that elevate sustainability and project performance. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

4 Objectives  To integrate sustainable objectives into project management practices by developing a process-based model for detailing project decisions concerning sustainability on high performance building projects. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

5 Background  Most significant gains in high performance sustainable buildings have been made through innovative and elegant design.  Emphasizing reduced energy, lower resource consumption, and healthy and productive indoor environments, sustainable design in the building industry has made major advances to building performance.  Construction organizations can contribute to the success of sustainable projects in 4 areas: 1)Estimating during design 2)Information on the use of sustainable building materials 3)Development and execution of plans for construction waste minimization and recycling 4)Employing practices during construction to improve indoor air quality Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

6 Background A tangible way that many construction managers and contractors use to provide input in design is through constructability programs “optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives”. In fact, many project teams practice sustainability and constructability in ways that challenge each other, sometimes VE sustainable features out of a project in the name of cost optimization. However, recent research has found strong correlation between constructability and sustainability concepts as well as implementation processes. More directly, these concepts have specific overlaps in their objectives, similarities in the way they are managed in the design, connections in the integration of systems and materials, and even similar methods to deconstruction (demolition). Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

7 Background  VE is another way to introduce construction knowledge in the design. It is a systematic effort to improve the value and optimize the life cycle costs of a facility which are important to sustainability.  Many other issues such as the selection of environmental preferable materials, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and waste reduction are typically not emphasized, and therefore rarely considered.  The ability to achieve fist cost savings while explicitly addressing long term (sustainable) performance goals is a very important capability currently missing on many sustainable facility projects where the budgets increase 2.5-7% to accommodate sustainability. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

8 Continuous Value Enhancement Process The CVEP is a project-level process for continuously extracting ideas from project team members and quickly assessing the impact of each potential solution on project performance and sustainable building objectives. The CVEP is designed to coincide with existing project management tasks and responsibilities and has 4 functions: 1) Provide a systematic and comprehensive method to elevate detailed project decisions against explicitly devised values established upfront for the project. 2)Continuously collect sustainable building solutions from throughout the project life cycle that improve project performance 3)Identify significant project decisions and their appropriate timing for use on future projects 4)Produce new and innovative solutions Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

9 Continuous Value Enhancement Process  The CVEP model has five steps: Step 1: Form CVEP Organization - one champion to coordinate all activities - CVEP project team to generate ideas for improvement and termed potential value enhancements (PVEs) - CVEP oversight team to evaluate the PVEs Step 2: Determine Project Values The project values or priorities are determined by the owner under the guidance of the CVEP organization using the CVEP weighting matrix. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

10 Continuous Value Enhancement Process Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

11 Continuous Value Enhancement Process Step 3: Generate Potential Value Enhancements - The CVEP project team meets on a regular basis to identify PVEs that can improve project performance and sustainable objectives when the project begins the design development phase. - If the PVE is expected to perform better in a particular category than the industry standard or current practice, a (+) rating is assigned. - If the PVE is anticipated to perform worse, a (-) rating assigned. - If they equivalent (no change), a zero is assigned. - Rough order of magnitude cost estimates are performed and the appropriate time to introduce this idea in the project is discussed and recorded in the database to provide guidance on future projects. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

12 Continuous Value Enhancement Process Step 4: Elevate Potential Value Enhancements - On regular bases, the CVEP oversight team evaluates the performance ratings, cost estimates, and timing of decision of each PVE for accuracy. - Also, they provide comments based on their expertise and perform future research if necessary. Step 5: Analyze Process - The PVEs are entered into CVEP metric and reported on a regular basis to the project manager and senior management. - The CVEP metric provides information about the focus and quality of PVEs generated by the project team and also reported any project savings realized from implemented PVEs. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

13  Rating System Categories: -Eight categories are used for measuring project performance and sustainable building objectives. -4 of the eight categories represent project performance [cost, quality, schedule and process efficiency], while the remaining 4 represent sustainable building objectives [safety/ health, maintainability, resources used and leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) credit] Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

14  Example-1: - At the Pentagon renovation, an example PVE identified as the off-site prefabrication of the “smartwall” system. - The analysis of the smartwall system using the CVEP rating system is provided in the table: Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

15 Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

16  Data Analysis:  To assess the ability of CVEP to identify project solutions that improve project performance and increase levels of sustainability, two analysis were performed: 1) 2) Both SUM(PVEc) & SUM(PVEs) must be positive & 75% of the PVEs identified had to have (+) impact in both. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

17  Example-2: Total of 7 PVEs were collected from the Intake/ Outfall project and these are presented in the table with the corresponding CVEP Metric: Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

18 Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

19 1) (PVEc – PVEs) / PVE total = (16 – 12)/28 = 14.29% < 33% 2) All of the value enhancements identified had positive impacts to both sustainability and constructability. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis Related CategoryRating Constructability16 Sustainability12 Total28

20 Conclusion & Recommendation  Conclusion: Sustainable building objective often impose requirements on the project team, and hence are not always addressed in the most effective or efficient manner possible. CVEP was developed as a project management tool to integrate sustainability into project management through constructability and value engineering practices. The metric created provides project managers with previously unavailable information concerning the focus of idea generated or decisions made by project team. This will provided in real time, so align project decisions with customer values. This project management tool combines the best practices from several fields including constructability, value engineering, and lean production to improve the management of projects with sustainable objectives. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

21 Conclusion & Recommendation  Recommendation: the next step in the development of CVEP is to validate the model by analyzing its ability to impact project performance levels. The vision for CVEP is to integrate sustainability into project management on construction projects as seamlessly as possible. Research is needed in all fields of specialized expertise in the construction industry to examine the value that can be contributed to enhancing sustainability, as this is a critically important emerging field that has broad reaching impact on society. Introduction Background Conclusion & Recommendation Objectives CVEP Analysis

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