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October 2022
Symposium 2022 - Delivering Value Through Diversity

Realize the benefit that value management brings to diversity! Canada thrives on diversity but how do you engage people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences in achieving beneficial outcomes? How do you build reliable teams and get the benefit of a diverse group of people working together on a problem, process, product or project?  Delivering Value through Diversity will highlight how value management / value analysis/ value engineering is a structured process that welcomes...

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September 2022
Creativity: Generating Ideas for Value Improvement

September 20, 2022 16h00 (PST), 17h00 (MST), 19h00 (EST), 20h00 (AST) Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/405765755297 Abstract Creativity is one of the key phases of the Value Methodology Job Plan. To improve a project or product, numerous ideas are needed. These ideas – which can be thought of as the “sticks and stones” for building a new vision of a project or process – are essential for improvement. This paper presents a brief overview of group dynamics during...

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July 2021
Value – A Key Ingredient of Business Decisions

Abstract Decisions, decisions, decisions. Regardless of what industry or sector you are in, there are no shortage of decisions to be made. Big and small. It often feels like a balancing act with so many factors to consider. When evaluating alternatives, one of the key ingredients in the decision making process is value. This presentation shares some examples of how Enbridge has been applying elements of the Value Methodology to various types of business decisions. Presenter Michael Tozer, P...

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July 2021
Value Management in Action Webinar

In partnership with Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), we are pleased to announce this upcoming event EVENT:            Value Management in Action Webinar Introduction to Value Management -  Fostering Innovation Presenters:    Mike Pearsall, P.Eng., CVS, FEC, President, SAVE International Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng., VMA,  FEC, Board Director, Value Analysis Canada DATE:              July 15, 2021...

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October 2020
Value Analysis Canada 2020 Symposium

Value Analysis Canada is conducting our annual conference/symposium virtually this year. The dates are October 5-7th, 2020. We are also using a

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December 2019
Value Analysis in Action - Victoria

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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December 2019
Value Analysis in Action - Vancouver

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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June 2019
An Introduction to Value Methodology

    Purpose:  This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of Value Management/ Value Analysis/ Value Engineering and an appreciation of how to benefit by VA and how to participate in Value Analysis.  Value Management/ Value Analysis/ Value Engineering is a facilitated and creative process that generates alternative solutions to problems. The solutions maintain or improve function (what something does), while at the same time maximize value. The process of...

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October 2018
2018 Value Symposium

SAVE THE DATE October 17-19, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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May 2018
Value Analysis in Action - Vancouver

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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May 2018
Value Analysis in Action - Victoria

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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October 2017
Value Analysis, simple and reliable

 Value Analysis, simple and reliable A solid and transparent approach to create value     Value Analysis Canada held its annual conference in Montreal, on October 16 and 17, 2017.    Speakers demonstrated how, by using the Value Analysis process, you will realize value in your projects, services, products and industry. Value Analysis is a simple and structured process that enables teams to  systematically and efficiently identify & understand information...

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May 2017
Challenging the Conventional Decision Making Process

Thursday May 11, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: Tom Fletcher P. Eng. CVS   The inclusion of a formal Value Management/ Engineering (VM/VE) step into the conventional decision making process is not being used to its fullest extent, in Canada and the USA.   The VM/VE methodology has been used successfully for the past 70 years yet it is only being utilized in some business and government sectors, in North America. Traditionally it was used in the manufacturing sector...

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April 2017
Strategic Planning of Calgary's Downtown Fire Stations using Value Management

Thursday April 6, 2017 6:00 PM ? 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: Pinky de la Cruz   In 2015, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) had to decide what to do with two aging fire stations in downtown ? replace or rehabilitate?  To determine the best infrastructure solution for the area, CFD embarked on a Value Management (VM) study. This involved collaborating with a team of 24 City staff and external disciplinary experts. The VM study allowed the department to look at things more strategically,...

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March 2017
Value Analysis in Action Seminar: Prince George, BC - March 24 2017

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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March 2017
Shop Layout Optimization utilizing Function Analysis

Thursday March 9th, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)   Presenter: James Tan and Darsh Nawaratna   Construction Services, Infrastructure Delivery (previously Drainage Design & Construction), Integrated Infrastructure Services Department undertook a transformation initiative in 2013-2015 to reassess its business model and strategies and, to develop new strategic directions to align with the City’s overall vision and goals. The transformation initiative resulted in the acquisition...

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January 2017
Value Analysis in Action Seminar: Vancouver, BC - January 27 2017

Looking for a deliberative method to help your teams balance project objectives with costs. Reaching for a technique that can help you bring stakeholders and subject matter experts together in reaching a common understanding of project needs? Value Analysis (Value Engineering, Value Management) is a proven project management best practice that you can apply to help improve outcomes in your projects, processes and products. Attend the 1 day interactive session to learn how to apply this technique...

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January 2017
Value Analysis in the Canadian Petroleum Industry - Edmonton

Joseph Snodgrass highlighted the application of value management in various industrial application including mining, refinery, oil sand and other industrial applications. The discussion ranged from why to use value management in industrial applications to how to implement value management. Case studies highlighted the outcomes achieved by applying Value Engineering/Value Analysis to Industrial projects in Western Canada.Mr. Snodgrass has performed Value Analysis and Value Engineering on Capital...

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November 2016
Implementing Value Management at The City of Calgary

Thursday November 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)   Presenter: Mushtaq Rabbi   Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, is the fourth largest municipality in Canada with a metropolitan population of approximately 1.44 million. The City is led by a fifteen member elected Council and strives to deliver the highest possible quality of municipal services to citizens. The City of Calgary is a program and project intensive organization. In November 2015, The City published a Value Management (VM...

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November 2016
Value Analysis in municipal projects

  The city of Granby has opened a project management office where they want to implement best practices. One of the selected best practices is Value Analysis.  Mr. Daniel Surprenant, P.Eng., Project Director will be highlighting his experience of using value analysis in the city of Granby on a variety of projects.     The city of Calgary has a Value Management Standard and has used Value Management for several years and has maintained statistics on their experience. Mrs. Lucie...

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October 2016
Groat Road Bridge Rehabilitation: A Value Engineering Success Story

October 20, 2016 at 5:30PM - 8:30PM   BY: Hussien T. AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS Value Engineering/Analysis is “a systematic process used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the value of a project through the analysis of its functions” defined by SAVE International. This presentation discusses the concept of value engineering, looks into its applications, and highlights the benefits of the methodology. Furthermore, the presentation demonstrates how value engineering was...

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September 2016
Promoting Value Analysis in Western Canada

On September 22, 2016, Value Analysis Canada – Western Group launched its 2016-2017 Dinner Presentation Series, “Pathways to Value”, with a great talk delivered by Martyn R. Phillips, CVS®-Life, CVM, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, PVM, P.Eng. His presentation entitled “A Smorgasbord of Value Improvement Applications to Projects Worldwide” showcased a variety of worldwide value engineering applications and listed multiple benefits of the methodology. The presentation was...

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June 2016
2016 Value Summit

Click here for more information.    The SAVE / VA Canada Value Summit 2016 is a must-attend event for anyone in VE or a related field! The 2016 Summit themed "The Power of VE" will be held jointly with SAVE International® and Value Analysis Canada. The Summit will be held in Niagara Falls, conveniently situated on the USA/Canada border between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Not quite familiar with Value Engineering (VE)? VE is a systematic method to improve the "value"...

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April 2016
Value Management Practice 2016, Secure Progress – Progress Securely

April 26-28 2016 are the dates to remember for the International VA conference in Munich, Germany. The theme of the conference is:   Value Management Practice 2016, Secure Progress – Progress Securely   For more information, please consult the document here:  

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October 2015
Upcoming Events in Alberta

Our president, Lucie Parrot, will be travelling to Alberta for a few events : October 19th – presentations to City of Calgary staff, senior management in the morning and sponsors and project managers in the afternoon. Busy day, talking about Value in City projects and VM for Project managers. This event is reserved for City personnel only. October 20th – Value engineering, a tool to deliver project value. This Calgary event, sponsored and organized by APEGA is open to all. For...

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April 2015
Value Analysis Day in Montreal - April 28

Inscriptions are complete for this event. April 28, 2015 Musee Grevin, 705 Ste-Catherine west, Montreal, 5th Floor 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 an introductory session on Value Analysis (VA) in Montreal on April 28, 2015. The language of instruction...

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November 2013
Annual Conference 2013

Do More With Less - 20 Years of VA in Canada. The Canadian Society of Value Analysis held its annual conference in Montreal from November 25 to 26, 2013.    Further details on the conference is provided by the CSVA Website: http://www.scav-csva.org/conferences.php

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November 2013
Annual General Meeting Agenda

November 24, 2013 at 15:30 pm.   Marriott Château Champlain 1 Place du Canada Montreal, PQ   H3B 4C9 1-800-200-5909 Ville-Marie Suite 410   15:30 pm    Call to Order   1.      Opening statement and validation of quorum 2.      Revision of previous minutes 3.      Financial report 4.      Secretary’s report 5.      Communications...

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January 2013
Annual General Meeting 2013

  Meeting Agenda   Date: January 12, 2013   Time: 10:00 am Place:    1062 Pembridge Crescent               Kingston, Ontario               K7P 1P3 Phone # 613 384-3962   10:00    Call to Order  Opening statement and validation of quorum Revision of previous minutes Financial report Secretary’s report Communications report Conference report Activities report...

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November 2012
VE Mod1 at McGill University

The Mod1 at McGill University has just been completed with 5 projects the students had to optimize using the VE tools.  The CSVA sent  representatives (Mrs. Chantal Dion eng, from Hatch and Mr. Hilary Avertick eng. from Martin Parrot) to evaluate the presentations and choose the best one. The winning team is the Koyo Food team. Koyo Food is a major manufacturer of rice cakes, in Montreal. The team had to optimize the preparation of the rice process. It came up with a VE proposal comparing...

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October 2012
Annual Conference 2012
November 2011
2011 Annual Conference: Innovation Through Value Analysis!

The Canadian Society of Value Analysis held its annual conference in Toronto from November 14 to 16, 2011. 2011 Conference Home

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November 2011
Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure

PMI Southern Alberta Chapter and CSVA Joint Dinner Event   Date: November 09, 2011 at 5:00 pm (MST) Location: City of Calgary Water Centre, 625 25 Av SE, Calgary, Alberta Topic: Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure Value Management has long been important in the advancement of projects in the Alberta Government.   Lessons learned have recently been incorporated into a formal value management program where it is felt that a consistent approach to capital projects will bring about...

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November 2010
2010 Conference : Economic recovery –Decision making with Value Analysis!

The 2010 Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference was in Montreal on November 15th and 16th.

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September 2010
Value Engineering and Alternative Delivery

   Speaker presentations may be found here The Ontario Ministry of Transportation with the Support of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis  hosted a seminar on Value Engineering and Alternative Delivery on Thursday Sept 23, 2010 in St. Catharines. Topics                    Value Engineering and Design Build, Value Engineering and Construction Manager at Risk, International contractor...

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April 2010
The Value Deal

The Western Chapter of CSVA (Canadian Society of Value Analysis) is hosting a professional networking dinner in partnership with AQSA (Alberta Quantity Surveyors Association) at 5pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in CALGARY.  This mixer event features a presentation by Eric Meng, CVS of Meng Analysis of Seattle, Washington.  His presentation is titled "Scoping a value management workshop appropriate to the project issues".   Cost of the event is $42 for CSVA or AQSA members...

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November 2009
2009 Conference: Value Analysis - A Tool for the Times

This year the Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference will be held in Ottawa on November 23rd and 24th, 2009.

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June 2009
CSVA Meet and Greet - Ottawa

The Canadian Society of Value Analysis is hosting a meet and greet on the evening of Thursday June 11, 2009 in Ottawa for members and those interested in Value Analysis.  A number of members of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA) executive will be in Ottawa on the evening of June 11, 2009, and will be looking forward to meeting you including:   ·         President Scot McClintock from Liverpool, NY ·    ...

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February 2009
Upcoming Alberta Events - CSVA President Steve Taylor to address the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alberta

The Association of Quantity Surveyors in partnership with the Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council presents:   Keynote Speaker: Mr. Steve Taylor, P.Eng., M.Eng., CVSThe Canadian Society Value Analysis President Mr. Taylor will provide an overview of the Value Engineering methodology including how value analysis improves sustainability. Calgary February 18, 2009The City of Calgary, The Water Centre, 625 25 Avenue SW Register Now Edmonton February 19, 2009West Lounge, The Robbins Health...

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October 2008
2008 Conference: VA/VM Creating Value

This year the Canadian Society of Value Analysis conference will be held in Toronto / Markham on Oct 27 and 28th, 2008. Our conference will highlight how Value Analysis/Value Management is used in creating value in projects, products and services.

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November 2007
2007 Conference: VA/VM in Innovation
September 2007
How Value Analysis Improves Sustainability

An informative evening session on how Value Analysis can improve project sustainability in different sectors.  Presenters will highlight how the VA job plan can be used to focus on sustainability.  The VA process use of teamwork & multi-lateral thinking, the ability to generate new ideas and the need to champion new ideas are some of the keys to successfully improving sustainability on real projects.  

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October 2006
2006 Annual CSVA Conference

The 2006 Annual Conference

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