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Process Summary

Value Engineering


Value Engineering is a systematic process of review and analysis of a project, during Concept Development and the Design phases, by a multi-discipline team of Subject Matter Experts not previously involved in the project.


The objective of a Value Engineering study is to identify value opportunities and recommend alternatives aimed at improving the quality of the project, reduce the schedule duration of the project, and to lower the overall cost while safely, reliably, and efficiently meeting the original function or “purpose and need” of the project.

To conform to Title 23- Code of Federal Regulations, part 627, and MAP-21, FHWA’s requirements of Value Engineering include projects on the National Highway System receiving Federal assistance with an estimated total cost of $40 Million or more on bridge or with an estimated total cost of $50 Million or more on roadway projects.

Guidance Documents

Detailed Value Engineering information is provided within the NJDOT Value Engineering Process Guideline (pdf 1.2m) and the Value Engineering Process Flow Chart (pdf 238k). The purpose of the NJDOT Value Engineering Process documents are to provide guidance to NJDOT employees and NJDOT’s consultant designers in the methodology that the Value Engineering Unit utilizes to conduct Value Engineering studies.

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