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Value Engineering

A Value Engineering (VE) Study is the independent review of a project during the planning and design phases to:

  • Reduce Costs
  • Save Time
  • Improve Operations and Level of Service
  • Reduce Environmental Impacts
  • Improve Safety
  • Improve Value and Quality
  • And more!


The FHWA/CDOT Stewardship Agreement requires VE Studies for Projects with total costs more than $40 million.

CDOT VE Program Guidance - DB 2013-3 Value Engineering

A Value Engineering study is different than a Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP).  VECPs are post-award change proposals submitted by construction contractors, as described in the Standard Specifications, Section 104.07.  For assistance with a VECP, please contact your Area Engineer.

For an overview of VE, visit the NHI website for “Introduction to Value Engineering,” a no-cost, web-based short course.

CDOT VE Program Estimated Savings:

10/1/10 - 9/30/13

$32,601,850

Contact Information

Ryan Sorensen
VE Program Manager
303-757-9326
[email protected]

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