As part of our on-going A/E full-service IDIQ contract with Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD), DJ&A was asked to perform a four-day value engineering (VE) study for the replacement of a 604-foot long bridge in Yellowstone National Park. DJ&A’s in-house facilitator led the multi-day VE study and provided technical experts in structural, hydraulic, and highway engineering disciplines. In addition, DJ&A relied upon members of its multi-disciplinary team to provide experts in geotechnical engineering and cost estimating in addition to technical experts from WFLHD and CFLHD.

The DJ&A Team customized the VE study agenda based on its knowledge of the National Park Service. During the Functional Phases, DJ&A’s VE facilitator led an analysis of stakeholder interests, which included those of Park staff, concessionaires, Park visitors, gateway communities, and environmental groups. This analysis was essential to understanding the full context of this bridge replacement project. The DJ&A Team the focused on recommendations that would be particularly relevant to the NPS , such as finding alternatives to the approximately 500 concrete trucks that would be traveling 30 miles in each direction through the Park during peak visitor season. As a result, the VE study team developed four recommendations which ultimately provided cost savings and significant value to this Yellowstone National Park project.

Key Services

  • Development of a customized VE Study agenda
  • Facilitation of a four-day VE Study
  • Development of Study Notes
  • Preparation of a VE report focused on recommendations to reduce costs and/or added significant value

Value Added

The DJ&A Team the focused on recommendations that would be particularly relevant to the NPS , such as finding alternatives to the approximately 500 concrete trucks that would be traveling 30 miles in each direction through the Park during peak visitor season. As a result, the VE study team developed four recommendations which ultimately provided cost savings and significant value to this Yellowstone National Park project.