Value Engineering Applied to Airports

Value engineering (VE) is a systematic method aimed at optimizing the design, construction, and operation of airport facilities to ensure they deliver the best possible functionality with consideration for life cycle cost and revenue enhancement strategies. In addition, various principles and methods of VE can be applied across the project and program life cycle as applied to airports. Airport practitioners have challenges when implementing VE principles and methods, such as lack of awareness and education, size and complexity of projects and programs, and diverse stakeholder requirements. Research is needed to provide airports a basic understanding of VE principles and methods, guidelines for applying them in an airport setting, and examples of current applications of VE. The objective of this research is to develop two primers and a guide for applying VE principles and evaluating VE implementation across airport project development from concept to decommissioning. The primers should introduce VE concepts, frameworks, and benefits throughout the project and program life cycle as applied to airports and be tailored to (1) airport executives and (2) practitioners.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-25

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Murthy, Krishna

  • Start Date: 20240902
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889823
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-25
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2023 10:09AM