USACE Baltimore District US Army War College General Instruction Building Value Engineering Study

Value Engineering Study on New Facility for the US Army War College


This $98 million design/build project constructed a new primary academic facility that provides modern educational and support spaces for the US Army War College.

The facility provides premier, strategic-level Professional Military Education (PME) that instructs military leaders in command, leadership and contemporary strategic doctrine.

Role & Duration
  • OBJECTIVEValue Engineering Study
  • TEAM10 Core Team Members

The Objective

  • Identify opportunities for improved project value
  • Validate the design approach for achieved-command educational objectives
  • Provide ideas on how the facility will address and adapt to future changes in pedagogy
person auditorium
large lecture halls

The Solution

  • The VA team developed 23 alternatives and 42 design suggestions from more than 180 identified ideas
  • The team then selected 19 Value Engineering alternatives as the recommended Value Strategy. This strategy has the potential to save the project roughly $13.8 million in initial project costs.
  • Additionally, VMS developed a list of project opportunities that will enable the new facility to maintain its place at the forefront of the educational technology horizon.
  • The project’s Value Engineering Officer and end users stated that they considered the effort by VMS and the work of the entire Value Engineering team to represent the “Gold Standard” of Value Engineering.
  • The Chief of Engineering recognized the project as a notable achievement for Value Engineering. In the future, USACE Baltimore will use the process and results generated by this study as a model for implementing Risk-Integrated Value Studies within the District.

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