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Every year, SAVE International® takes pride in recognizing the successful contributions of the value profession from industry, government and value analysis providers. These contributions have benefited products, infrastructure and processes while advancing the knowledge and application of the Value Methodology worldwide.


Honors & Awards Nominations

The SAVE Honors & Awards Committee has issued a call for nominations in the following categories:

  • Projects, Programs and Processes
  • Individual Achievement & Service
  • Paper of the Year
  • Chapter Accomplishments
  • College of Fellows

This year's nominations submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017.


The H&A Committee encourages SAVE members to submit nominations that clearly show the benefits of the Value Methodology, not only to the specific topic but to the society and its members.


Each Individual Award nomination must have a sponsor; self-nominations will not be accepted. Each Project, Program or Process Award may be nominated by the owner, agency, institution or SAVE member, and should also include a PowerPoint presentation for viewing during the networking sessions during the 2017 Value Summit.


To submit a nomination(s), please use the appropriate form(s) below:

Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to the SAVE International Awards Director at


Recognition Manual

The SAVE Board of Directors is charged by the constitution and bylaws with the responsibility of serving as the society’s national leaders in fulfilling the purposes and objectives of SAVE: promote the knowledge, application, and advancement of the Value Methodology and principles.

The SAVE Board has established an Honors & Awards program to recognize the contributions and accomplishments by members, individuals, corporations, governments, agencies and others that surpass very high standards and achieve a high level of accomplishment. The H&A program manual defines those standards and establishes the validity of those that are being recognized for their contributions.

Click here to download the SAVE Honors & Awards Program Recognition Manual


Past Honors & Awards Recipients





Richard Harrington, CVS‐Life

Lucie Parrot, eng., M.eng., CVS-Life

Chapter Effectiveness Award

National Capital Chapter


SAVE Paper of the Year

April Hiller, AVS, ENV SP - “Market Analysis and Positioning of the VE Brand”


Rising Star Award

Cliff Miller, AVS


Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction


National Minerals Laboratory - owned by the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management


Outstanding Value Methodology in Industry

General Electric Value Analysis/Value Engineering Program - owned by the General Electric Company


Lawrence D. Miles Founders Award

Muthiah Kasi, PE, SE, CVS-Life, FSAVE


Miles Value Foundation Paper of the Year Award

P. Arjunraj - “Intake Manifold in Automotive Engines”

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Award Recipient(s)
George Hunter, PE, CVS®-Life, PMP
Chapter Effectiveness Award
Greater Michigan Chapter
Presidential Award for Excellence in
Value Management

Nitin K. Tikle, AVS
Presidential Citations
Istvan Tarjani, CVS®, CMC, PVM, TVM Karen M. Smith
Lawrence D. Miles Founders Award
Stephen J. Kirk, Ph.D., FAIA, CVS®-Life, FSAVE, LEED AP
Miles Value Foundation
Paper of the Year Award

R. MuthuKumaran and A. Abilash,
“Redesign Inlet Airflow Subsystem to Prevent Bypass Air”
SAVE Paper of the Year Award
James A. Rains, Jr., CVS®-Life, FSAVE,
“Active Verb; Measurable Noun”
Value Professional of the Year
Frank Vicidomina, PE, CVS®-Life
Distinguished Service in Government
Si-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Gordon Frank Awards for Outstanding
Value Methodology in Government
Metropolitan Avenue/Fresh Pond Bridge over the Long Island Railroad owned by the New York Department of Transportation Contingency Design Program owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District Central Puget Sound Regional Transit District Value Engineering Program



Award Recipient(s)
INVEST Best Paper
Surya Prakash Prabhaker
“Design Optimisation of Engine Cooling System”
College of Fellows
Laurel M. Dennis, PE, CVS®-Life, FSAVE
Chapter Effectiveness Award
Greater Michigan Chapter
Presidential Citations
Dal-Sung Lee, PE, CVS®-Life,Immediate Past President, Society of Korean Value Engineering John E. Sloggy, PE, CVS®,SAVE Vice President – Marketing
MVF Paper of the Year Award
Min Zhan, AVS
“Apply Value Engineering Tools in Joint-Venture Plant in China”
presented at the 2014 SAVE Value Summit
SAVE Paper of the Year Award
Anita Lukose, CVS®
“VM – The Right Methodology for Innovation”
Rising Star Award
Patrice M. Miller, AVS
Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction
VM Application to Constitution Gardens National Mall & Memorial Parks U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Arthur Mudge Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Industry
VM Program & Application to Electricity Distribution Division Saudi Electricity Company
Lifetime Achievement Award
Donald E. Parker, PE, CCE, CVS®-Life, FSAVE
Outstanding Achievement in Management
David T. Szczupak,Executive Vice President Whirlpool Corporation



Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows
David Q. Kirk, AIA, CCC, CCS, LEED AP(left) andDon H. Stafford, PE, CVS –Life
Chapter Effectiveness Award
Greater Michigan Chapter
Presidential Citations
Robert A. Burton, Venable, LLP Nicholas Torelli,Director of Mission Assurance, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems of Engineering
Paper of the Year Award
Sanjay S. Gaikwad, CVS
Best Manufacturing Paper Award
Sundar Raj D.V. and Ravi Rao
Rising Star Award
Hisaya Yokota, Ph.D.,, CVS,Functional Approach Institute Co., Ltd.
Outstanding Achievement in Management
John P. Kweder,Chief Operating Officer, Alfred Benesch & Company
Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Government U.S. Army Corps of Engineers –St. Paul District for the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project
Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction
Florida Department of Transportation for the Bouygues Civil Works Florida Port of Miami Tunnel Project



Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows New Inductees
From left to right:James D. Bolton, PE, CVS, PVM, Global Lead – Value Engineering & DFMA, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI,Joseph F. Otero, CVS-Life, Value Engineering Methods Specialist, Pratt & Whitney, Springfield, MA,Emad W. Shublaq, Ph.D., CPEng., CVS, F.IEAust., F.ASCE, F.AITD, Managing Director, Shublaq Management Consulting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,David C. Wilson, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CPF, President, NCE Value Engineers Inc., Markham, ON
Kempter Community Service Award
Arizona Chapter
Chapter Effectiveness Award
Arizona Chapter
E. T. O'Connell Communicator of the Year Award
Mary Ann W. Lewis, FSAVE(accepted by Howard B. Greenfield, PE CVS-Life, FSAVE)
Paper of the Year Award
Munsell McPhillips, Ph.D., CVS, for her paper titled “Revealing Hidden Economic Externalities in Major Projects with VM”
Best Manufacturing Paper Awards
Anupma Kumarifor her 1st place paper titled “Creating Business Sustainability with Value Engineering as a Tool” S. S. Ahluwaliafor his 2nd place paper titled “VE Project Supporting Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability of Business”
Gordon Frank Outstanding Accomplishment in Government Award
New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budgetfor the value study of the connection between the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts at Shaft #4 Honorable Mention: Toronto Transit Corporation for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail – West Tunnels Project (presented toDavid C. Wilson, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CPF)
Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Outstanding Accomplishment in Construction Award
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City Districtfor the Blue River Channel Modification Project, 53rd Street to 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO
Rising Star Award
Benjamin Robertson, AVS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Value Engineering Professional of the Year Award
Amy Jo Riffee, CVS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
Presidential Citations
Marc Pauwels, CVS, TVM, President of Vereine Deutcher Ingenieure Ferenc Nádasdi, Ph.D., CVS-Life, FSAVE, President of the Society of Hungarian Value Analysts
Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense Young-Joo Suh, Ph.D., CVS-Life, President of the Society of Korean Value Engineers
Gary R. Myers, PE, CVS, Program Manager, Jacobs Engineering
Lifetime Achievement Award
Alphonse J. Dell’Isola, PE, CVS-Life, FSAVE