Value Engineering and Value Analysis

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“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Edison.

Value Engineering (VE) was developed at General Electric during World War II and is widely used in industry and government.  VE is about optimizing a project by understanding its function, objectives and costs.  Today, VE takes on social, cultural and environmental considerations – ultimately dealing with project sustainability and the well-being of those who use what engineers design and build.  Our VE services include:

  • Co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Stakeholder engagement for value creation
  • Function analysis
  • Infrastructure value assessment
  • Results-based management
  • Alternative solutions analysis
  • Scenario planning
  • Life-cycle costing
  • Value Engineering workshops
  • Action planning
  • Knowledge management assessment & improvement
  • Design charettes

Consultation and Community Engagement

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Clear communication and effective consultation makes a project. No question. Ignore these crucial aspects of your project at your own risk.

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  • Communications planning for complex infrastructure and natural resource management projects
  • Public and Aboriginal consultation program design & delivery
  • Community engagement for Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessments (HHERAs)
  • Environment & human health communications
  • Risk communication
  • Communication programs for complex environmental assessments
  • Crisis communication
  • Strategic government relations
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Engagement programs for youth, elders and specific community groups
  • Technical writing
  • Technical translation for multi-lingual communities
  • Multi-media design
  • Public communication materials
  • Public event, workshop & conference management
  • Participatory video & photography
  • Social media programming
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Communication for development
  • Communication network analysis

 

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

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Enlightened companies know that Corporate Social Responsibility is the only way to do business. When companies build on the spirt of CSR to create shared value with the communities they work in, everybody can win. Really.

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  • Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM)
  • Shared value analysis
  • Behaviour change assessments
  • Health promotion programs & campaigns
  • Community relations planning & delivery
  • Culturally sensitive corporate relations and programs

Environment & Natural Resource Management

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We understand your environmental approval and natural resources management challenges. We’re a small firm with big networks.  From our extensive list of partners and associates, we bring the best engineering, design, environment, architecture and other technical discipline expertise to address your challenges and opportunities.
  • Collaborative land and resource use planning and management- process design and delivery
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies
  • Traditional Land Use Studies (TLUS)/Land-Use and Occupancy Mapping
  • Participatory mapping of environment/natural resource values and knowledge
  • Design & delivery of adult education programs – environment, resource development, planning
  • Design and delivery of programs promoting/supporting positive behaviour change- environmental stewardship, community-based social marketing, health/environmental health promotion
  • Contributing human environment considerations to technical assessments and management plans in sectors such as water resources, remediation, land use, mining, oil & gas, linear corridor development, forestry, renewable energy, nuclear waste, contaminated sites, brownfield redevelopment, watershed planning, drought planning, water use planning, waste management and waste diversion

Welcome!

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Welcome to Shared Value Solutions Ltd.  We help create “shared value” -  where  a company’s unique corporate assets, expertise and market focus connect with communities’ needs to enhance social, economic and environmental well-being to create new value.

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