This book looks at the transfer and further development of value management procedures, as practised in North America, in a United Kingdom and Commonwealth construction industry context.
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Introduction. Part 1: Development and principles of North Amercian value engineering. Introduction to value management. North American value engineering prinicples. Part 2: The practice of North American value engineering. North American value engineering practice. North American project case stidies. North American client implementation case studies. A case study of a North American value engineering consultancy practice: Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Washington, 1986. Part 3: An analysis, critique and evaluation of North American value engineering. A critique of North American value engineering. Project economics and the client value system. Part 4: A proposal for a UK implementation of value management. Functional analysis. Life cycle costing. Group dynamics and team skills. A proposed UK methodology. key issues for practice. References. Index.