February 2020

Value by Design: Integrating Value Engineering and Sustainability

A New Paradigm for Enhancing Holistic Value in Project/Product Development

Status: This session has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
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., MBA, PE/SE, PMP, FEC
Chief Engineer (Civil-Structural) and Manager (CSA & EIC), Chemetics Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $429.00 + GST = $450.45 until Feb 6, 2020

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
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 06, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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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.

Seminar Objectives

  • Introduction to the concept of Value Engineering: Enhancing value of projects and products by employing creativity and function analysis.
  • 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.
  • Hands-on workshop for the participants to apply the Value by Design approach.

Unique Features of the Course

Introduction to the subject matter, demonstration through case studies, and a hands-on workshop to try out the learning in a team setting.

Target Audience

Engineers, architects, project managers, product developers, and Owner’s representatives who are looking for ways to enhance value in all they do in a sustainable way.


Dr. A.P. Sukumar, P.Eng., MBA, PE/SE, PMP, FEC

Chief Engineer (Civil-Structural) and Manager (CSA & EIC), Chemetics Inc. (A Worley Company)

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, ON, and 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 and 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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC’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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Sustainability Award and the “Outstanding Accomplishment of the Year” Award from the American Society of Value Engineers (SAVE) for the projects he managed. By integrating the concepts of Value Engineering and principles of Sustainable Development, he has been promoting “Value by Design” to enhance the value of the work we deliver as professional engineers.

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