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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 352: Value Engineering Applications in Transportation examines the current value engineering (VE) practices of highway transportation agencies in the United States and Canada. Value engineering (VE) is the systematic review of a project, product, or process to improve performance, quality, and/or life-cycle cost by an independent multidisciplinary team of specialists. The report identifies the reported best practices, key strengths, and challenges of current VE study processes and agency programs, and offers guidance on applying and improving the effectiveness of VE in projects and programs.

NCHRP Synthesis 352 was published on December 8, 2005. An incorrect version of Figure 14 was included on page 33. This has been corrected in the on-line version of the report.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2005. Value Engineering Applications in Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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