Value Engineering and Value Analysis


“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


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


  • 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


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.


  • 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

Community Economic Development


For your community to prosper, you need to understand where you are and where you want to go. With practical assessment – both social and economic – and inspired planning, we can help you build a roadmap that will take you there.


  • Establishing & supporting economic development corporations
  • Aboriginal community economic development – “Indigenomics”
  • Community well-being assessment
  • Sustainable livelihoods assessment
  • Socio-economic impact assessment
  • Stakeholder interests & goals analysis
  • Consultation data management and reporting for multi-year, complex environmental assessments
  • Capacity building
  • Rural & remote community economic development
  • Rural & remote community market assessments
  • Rapid Market Appraisals in rural & remote developing country contexts (RMAs)
  • Business planning for rural & remote communities
  • Social research – quantitative & qualitative


Collaborative Problem Solving


“When all think alike, then no one is thinking.” – Walter Lippman


  • Shared Value Discovery
  • Conflict resolution
  • Tailored negotiation & mediation services
  • Facilitation for complex project challenges
  • Assisted Negotiation
  • Preparation for complex negotiations
  • Mediation
  • Conflict prevention
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Alternative dispute resolution

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