January 2017

Value Analysis in Action: Introduction to Value Analysis / Value Engineering

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Jaishree Narsih at [email protected] if you are interested in registering for this seminar.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Value Analysis in Action
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville (Granville Room) 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Mike Pearsall, P.Eng., CVS, FEC
Past President/Director, Value Analysis Canada

Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng., AVS, FEC
Director, Value Analysis Canada
Credit: 6.5 Formal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95 until Jan 13, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $569.00 + GST = $597.45

Non-Registrant Price: $569.00 + GST = $597.45

Student Price: $284.50 + GST = $298.73
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Note: This session is also being offered in Prince George. Register on the event page.
Are you interested in improving the value and quality of a project? Are you looking for a structured approach to innovation? Do you want to be part of the creative process and generate alternative solutions?

If you said yes to the questions above, improve your skills by attending Value Analysis (VA) in Action, an award winning course in Canada. This introductory course will give participants an understanding of Value Analysis/Value Engineering and an appreciation that you don't need to be an engineer to participate in activities related to VA. It’s about stepping away from the current solution or process and ensuring that good value is achieved. Be Bolder!

Seminar Description

Value Analysis (VA) also known as Value Engineering (VE) and Value Methodology (VM) is a systematic and function-based approach to improving the value of products, projects, or processes. It uses a combination of creative and analytical techniques to identify alternative ways to achieve objectives.

Value Analysis involves a team of people following a structured process. The process helps team  members communicate across boundaries, understand different perspectives, innovate, and analyze.

Benefits of Value Analysis

Value Analysis recognizes that good value is achieved when the necessary performance can be accurately defined and delivered at the lowest life cycle cost. The Value Methodologies result in benefits to both the individual and the organization.

The benefits to the individual of Value Analysis/Value Engineering include:

  • A systematic approach to solving problems.
  • Self-satisfaction from contributing ideas towards solutions and participating in an energetic workshop.
  • Improvements in knowledge and abilities through cross-disciplinary expertise sharing.
  • Participation in a transparent process that results in more informative decisions.

The benefits to the organization of using Value Analysis/Value Engineering include:

  • A Return of Investment typically ranging from 20:1 to 100:1.
  • Cost savings while achieving required functions.
  • Improved understanding of the project and validation of costs.
  • Improved stakeholder engagement.
  • Objective selection among competing priorities or solutions.
  • Definition, understanding, and measurement of the values related to the project, product, process, or service.
  • Improvement in corporate culture through enhanced creativity and the introduction of new ideas and approaches.
  • Expedited project schedules.
  • Improved quality.
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Target Audience

Anyone interested in improving value, quality, or cost of a project, product, service, or organization.


Mike Pearsall, P.Eng., CVS, FEC
Past President/Director, Value Analysis Canada

Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng., AVS, FEC
Director, Value Analysis Canada

Both presenters Mike and Rakesh were recognized in 2015 with the most prestigious award in Ontario Public Service: The Amethyst Award, as part of their leading roles in the Value Engineering Coordinator Committee (VECC) of the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO). They also serve on the board of directors of Value Analysis Canada (formerly Canadian Society of Value Analysis). 

Mike is one of the few Certified Value Specialists (CVS) in Canada and currently works for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario as Head of Design Standards Section. Due to his many student outreach volunteer activities, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has made him a member of the Order of Honour, and more recently he has been named a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Rakesh currently works for Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, as Manager, Civil Infrastructure. Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario. Rakesh also serves on the Council of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the board of directors of Engineers Canada.

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