ULC Purple Book Course Description

Control Number: 110
Course Number: 35VEW01A
CEUs: 4.0     PDHs: 40.0     LUs: 40.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides the participant with the statutory and regulatory requirements; and policies and procedures necessary to enable the student to perform effectively as a value study team member; to recognize potential areas for VM/VE opportunities; to identify the value of utilizing Value Management/Value Engineering; and learn how to use VM/VE to improve agency/organizational efficiency and effectiveness, regardless of profession.

Through lectures and hands-on workshop sessions, this course provides the history of value management/value engineering, statutory and regulatory requirements for VE, its development in the Federal Government (ie., Corps of Engineers), the need for value management/value engineering in government, the methodology employed, the VM/VE program, and program contractor participation. Nominees participate in class exercises, group workshops, and discussions. Approximately half of the course is devoted to workshops in which all participants are involved in actual value engineering studies of construction/other items selected by the offices involved. This course is designed primarily for training project managers, and construction/design engineers/technicians in the principles and application of value engineering; however, all levels of management benefit by participating in this course. This is a Certified Mod I (VMFI Value Methodology Fundamentals I)course by SAVE International.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0340, 0800, 1300, and 1008 (b) Grade: GS-09 or above or equivalent; (c) managers with authority and responsibility for decision-making having a cost impact on Corps of Engineers projects. The course is also open to individuals who have a current or projected (within 1 year) assignment requiring knowledge of value engineering methodology (ie: VEO). The nominee must not have attended this course in the past 5 years. Nominees must be approved by the Value Engineering Program Manager of the nominating MSC or the local District Value Engineering Officer (VEO).


If you would like to enroll in a class, click here for more information.

If you are already enrolled and have questions about a class see links below.

For course dates, locations, and enrollment information, click here.
For course content, purpose, description or prerequisites, click here.

Sessions: This information is updated nightly and may be up to 24 hours old.
SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Huntsville, AL4/8/20194/12/20197