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Columbia Lunch Meeting- Use of Value Engineering to Achieve Project Scope, Cost, and Time Objectives and Minimize Risk


 PMI Baltimore Site - Columbia Lunch Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Technical


Title: Use of Value Engineering to Achieve Program and Project Goals with Value-Induced Solutions” presented by Anthony Dunams, PE, AVS, CMAP

Presentation Synopsis: 

Various Federal and State laws and regulations support the use of VE on programs, projects, activities, construction, and contracts for supplies and services.  Some corporations and foreign countries use it extensively.  The presentation will present what formal VE is and how it contrasts with informal VE.  It will highlight the VE job plan and present function analysis and other techniques used in VE.

Project managers sometimes see VE as a potential obstacle to achieving their objectives.  They may be concerned about cost changes, time delays, and other impacts of VE proposals.   The presentation will show how stakeholders can use VE to lower the risk of cost overruns, schedule delays, and functional deficiencies.  Examples will be presented addressing private sector, the transportation, power, and Federal projects.



Anthony Dunams, PE, AVS, CMAP



Mr. Dunams is a Principal Value Management Consultant with Arcadis with over 25 years as an engineering professional and a business analytics management consultant.  Mr. Dunams is an infrastructure asset management expert leading capital asset management (infrastructure and utilities), cost engineering, value engineering and management, infrastructure planning and component renewal forecasting, strategy, and change management assignments. His expertise has enabled large commercial, institutional, governmental and municipal organizations to realize their fiscal goals focused on addressing sustainment and modernization planning, environmental and sustainability concerns, infrastructure life-cycle cost management, business/process reengineering and rate setting.  Mr. Dunams has graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, financial management from the University of Oregon, and change management from Georgetown University (one year certificate program from the McDonough Business School). 

Mr. Dunams has led or been a part of over 20 value engineering studies since 2012 covering such projects as waste water treatment plant upgrades, channel dredging studies, highway alignment modifications, stream restoration projects, wastewater tunnels, ADA and smoke abatement projects for metro transit stations, new and rehabilitated buildings, central utility plants, and power line licensing infractions.  Projects have ranged in construction costs from a $2M stream restoration project to over $400M for power transmission lines redesign.  Mr. Dunams has also led major infrastructure asset management and cost management studies for Glaxo Smith Kline; Eli Lilly; Intel; King County, WA; the New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Medford Water Commission, OR; Loudoun Water, VA; Republic Waste Industries; Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, CA; Maryland DOT; the Presidio Trust, CA; Inland Waterways User Board/USACE; the National Park Service; the National Institutes of Health; Air Combat Command; TRICARE Management Activity; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046


11:30 AM - Check-in, networking, and lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Presentation

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the Talent Triangle - Technical

Event Properties

Event Date 12-04-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 12-04-2017 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-17-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date 12-04-2017 1:30 pm
Individual Price Non Member Price
Location (Click link for address)
Columbia Site - Howard County Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 1st Fl., Rm 5
Columbia Site - Howard County Business Training Center

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