23 CFR 627.3 - Definitions.

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§ 627.3 Definitions.
The following terms used in this part are defined as follows:
Bridge project. A bridge project shall include any project where the primary purpose is to construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, resurface, or restore a bridge.
Final design. Final design has the same meaning as defined in 23 CFR 636.103.
Project. A portion of a highway that a STA or public authority proposes to construct, reconstruct, or improve as described in the preliminary design report or applicable environmental document. A project is defined as the logical termini in the environmental document and may consist of several contracts, or phases of a project or contract, which are implemented over several years.
Total project costs. The costs of all phases of a project including environment, design, right-of-way, utilities and construction.
Value Engineering (VE) analysis. The systematic process of reviewing and assessing a project by a multidisciplinary team not directly involved in the planning and development phases of a specific project that follows the VE Job Plan and is conducted to provide recommendations for:
(1) Providing the needed functions, considering community and environmental commitments, safety, reliability, efficiency, and overall life-cycle cost (as defined in 23 U.S.C. 106(f)(2));
(2) Improving the value and quality of the project; and
(3) Reducing the time to develop and deliver the project.
Value Engineering (VE) Job Plan. A systematic and structured action plan for conducting and documenting the results of the VE analysis. While each VE analysis shall address each phase in the VE Job Plan, the level of analysis conducted and effort expended for each phase should be scaled to meet the needs of each individual project. The VE Job Plan shall include and document the following seven phases:
(1) Information Phase: Gather project information including project commitments and constraints.
(2) Function Analysis Phase: Analyze the project to understand the required functions.
(3) Creative Phase: Generate ideas on ways to accomplish the required functions which improve the project's performance, enhance its quality, and lower project costs.
(4) Evaluation Phase: Evaluate and select feasible ideas for development.
(5) Development Phase: Develop the selected alternatives into fully supported recommendations.
(6) Presentation Phase: Present the VE recommendation to the project stakeholders.
(7) Resolution Phase: Evaluate, resolve, document and implement all approved recommendations.
(g) Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP). A construction contract change proposal submitted by the construction contractor based on a VECP provision in the contract. These proposals may improve the project's performance, value and/or quality, lower construction costs, or shorten the delivery time, while considering their impacts on the project's overall life-cycle cost and other applicable factors.

Title 23 published on 2014-04-01

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  • 2014-09-05; vol. 79 # 172 - Friday, September 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 52972 - Value Engineering
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Highway Administration
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective October 6, 2014.
      23 CFR Part 627

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Title 23 published on 2014-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 23 CFR 627 after this date.

  • 2014-09-05; vol. 79 # 172 - Friday, September 5, 2014
    1. 79 FR 52972 - Value Engineering
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Highway Administration
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective October 6, 2014.
      23 CFR Part 627