June 2017

Value by Design - Integrating Value Engineering and Sustainability

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is available
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Value By Design - Integrating Engineering and Sustainability
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. A.P. Sukumar, P.Eng.
Chief Engineer, Chemetics Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $429.00 + GST = $450.45 until June 1, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $489.00 + GST = $513.45

Non-Member Price: $489.00 + GST = $513.45

Student Member Price: $244.50 + GST = $256.73
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Value by Design is a collaborative and systematic approach to a project or product design that draws out creativity and innovation of the people integrating their ideas to develop the most efficient and value enhanced solutions.

Social and environmental aspects are well integrated along with the technical and financial goals where the final decisions regarding project alternatives are taken based on the owner’s strategic intent and vision. Value Engineering has long been established as a mature methodology for improving financial value of projects and products that has benefitted many initiatives worldwide. The construction industry’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is ideally practiced through sustainable initiatives in engineering project work. However, there are some concerns and uncertainties exist amongst the professional community regarding the practical application of Value principles to their ‘already tight’ projects. ‘Value by Design’ helps close this communication gap by demonstrating the fact that it is possible to reduce the life cycle financial cost of the project and improve the social and environmental aspects simultaneously. It employs an integrated, holistic approach in project development by creating a business case reflecting the strategic intent of the owner/client and the greater good of the society.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain the following learnings from this seminar:
  • An introduction to the concept of Value Engineering: Enhancing value of projects and products by employing creativity and function analysis.
  • An introduction to the concepts of sustainable development.
  • “Value by Design” - Integration of the traditional Value Engineering initiatives with the concepts of sustainable development for enhancing the holistic value of a project or a product development.
  • Business case for Value by Design - from the point of view of an owner-developer and the professionals leading the project/product development.
  • Case studies based on some of the recent project initiatives as examples of successful application of Value by Design.
  • A hands-on workshop for the participants to apply the Value by Design approach.


Dr. A. P. Sukumar, MBA, PE/SE, P.Eng, PMP.
Chief Engineer, Chemetics Inc.

Sukumar is a senior professional engineer/project manager with more than 25 years progressive experience in consulting, infrastructure, municipal, power and industrial sectors. He is a strategic thinker with business acumen, a communicator, negotiator and a professional committed to sustainability, value management and people development. He is a P.Eng., in BC, Ont., & PE/SE in Washington State, USA; and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has a PhD in Civil Engineering (Dalhousie) and an MBA in Strategy & Policy (Simon Fraser University). Sukumar has published/presented technical papers widely and given keynote addresses in International Conferences. He has delivered professional development sessions at APEGBC’s Annual General Meetings and is a regular speaker at the Society of PM Professional’s PD Seminars. Dr. Sukumar is a recipient of several recognitions including the First Annual APEGBC Sustainability Award and the “Outstanding Accomplishment of the Year” Award from the American Society of Value Engineers (SAVE) for the projects he managed. At Jacobs, he is the chairman of the Sustainability committee for Mining and Minerals America, where he is promoting “Value by Design” by integrating the concepts of Value Engineering and Sustainability principles, in alignment with the Jacobs’ Value Plus and Sustainability Plus initiatives.

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