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SAVE International University Challenge 2018

Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
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SAVE International is pleased to sponsor a competition for all universities that offer semester courses on value engineering, value analysis or value management. This course may be in any discipline including engineering, architecture, management or general sciences.

The purpose of this competition is to recognize the student(s) and the university for your value work. SAVE encourages universities to offer semester courses in VM and hopes that this competition will bring visibility to your programs within your university and throughout SAVE’s global reach.


The winning student or student team will receive up to $3,000 towards travel expenses to the SAVE 2018 Value Summit being held June 9-12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The winner will give a 20 minute presentation at the Summit, and will be presented with an award at the Awards Banquet.


We encourage you to nominate your best student value study by notifying Dr. Stephen J. Kirk, SAVE Vice President Education, via email at by February 15 of your intent to submit a student value study by the deadline of April 30, 2018.


Student or student team value studies will be submitted by the course instructor to SAVE by April 30, 2018. Each university may submit only one value study prepared by an individual student or student team. Value Study Reports are to identify:

  • the study topic
  • the participants
  • the VM process followed
  • techniques used, including function analysis
  • the study results


Judging of submittals will be based on the information provided in the report, use of the value methodology and the quality of the written report in communicating the process and results. The evaluation jury will consist of the SAVE Executive Vice President, SAVE Vice President Conferences, SAVE Certification Board Chairman and the Miles Value Foundation Chairman. Should a tie occur, the SAVE President will make the final selection.


February 15 - Submit interest in participating in the competition

April 30 - Submit formal documentation of the Value Study Report

May 15 - Notification of Award

June 9-12 - Present Value Study at the 2018 SAVE Value Summit

June 12 - Receive Award at the Awards Banquet


Please submit all questions to Dr. Stephen Kirk at 313-701-2084 or

SAVE looks forward to your interest and participation. Let’s celebrate students!