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Infrastructure Week
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Join us in celebrating Infrastructure Week, an annual event that highlights the state of our nation’s infrastructure. VMS has worked with clients across the county to add value to infrastructure projects of all sizes. You can see examples of our...
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Honoring Fallen Workers
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Today, Caltrans is holding its annual statewide Fallen Workers Memorial at the California State Capitol. The event highlights safety awareness in work zones and remembers those who lost their lives building, maintaining, and operating California’s world-class transportation system. This year...
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The Innovation of Others Can Be Your Gain
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Change can be scary. Change can be especially scary when you’re not the one who is instigating the change. Throughout history, there have been many instances when a new idea was broadcasted, and the creator subsequently vilified as a disruptor...
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Simple Questions Can Help You Find Value
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When a child asks “why?” or “how come?” for hours on end it can be maddening for adults, but in the context of Value Methodology, it is precisely these questions that bring success. By breaking down a project or a...
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Eric Ho to present “Quantitative Risk Analysis and VE”
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Eric Ho, VMS Director of Risk Management, is presenting “Quantitative Risk Analysis and VE” at the April 3rd Metro New York SAVE International chapter and IEEE New York Section/Consultant’s meeting. Be sure to RSVP.
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Three Questions to Ask to Avoid the Pitfalls of Institutional Lore
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I have a real issue with the very concept of conventional wisdom. Maybe it’s the fact that the very term “everyone knows” is begging the question “Does everyone know? Because I sure as heck don’t.” This gives rise to the...
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5 Ways to Make Space For Change
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I don’t know if I’m alone in this thought, but I’m glad that 2018 is over.  Last year not only flew by, but it did so with so many whips and curves that my neck has developed a permanent kink....
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A Look Back at 2018
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2018 was a busy year at VMS. We led over 100 Value Engineering studies, 26 Design Charrettes/FACDs, 17 Business Process Improvement studies, 13 Project Controls projects, 8 Risk workshops, 6 Trainings, and 2 Cost Estimating projects. And this was in...
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VMS’s Ashley Carson Earns Coaching Certificate
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Ashley Carson, VMS’s Vice President of Organization Effectiveness, has earned her coaching certificate from the Hudson Institute. The Hudson Institute of Coaching has been providing developmentally based coach training for leaders for more than 30 years. Their International Coaching Federation...
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Value, Defined
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At VMS we work to improve the value of all our client’s projects But what exactly is value? Our technical definition of value is the relationship between performance, cost, time, and risk in accomplishing a function or set of functions. ...
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