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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

The 2018 nomination submission deadline will be posted soon!

 

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 annual 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 info@value-eng.org.

 

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

2017

Award 

Recipient(s)

Fellow  Martyn R. Phillips, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CVM, FICE, FCIWEM 

Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Government 

VA Program for Business Process and Organizational Improvement - Caltrans 

Authur E. Mudge Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Industry 

VE Program Management Using IT to Obtain Results - Tata Steel, Ltd 

Thomas Snodgrass Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Management

Hisaya Yokota, BS, PE.jp, CMC, CVS 

Presidential Citation 

Po-yi (Roy) Chang, PhD, CVS-Life and S.C. Sarkar, FINVEST, Hon 

Chapter Effectiveness Award 

Gulf Chapter 

SAVE International Paper of the Year 

Hisaya Yokota, BS, PE.jp, CMC, CVS

"Value Analysis of Koto Through Three Case Studies"

University Challenge Award

Arizona State University

"Implementing VE to Improve Food Distribution Process"

Miles Value Foundation Paper of the Year 

Chandan Sinha

"Electrical and IT Requirements for a Central Warehouse"

 

2016

Award

Recipient(s)

Fellow

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 - US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management

 

Outstanding Value Methodology in Industry

Value Analysis/Value Engineering Program - 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”

 

 

2015

Award Recipient(s)
Fellow 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 and Karen M. Smith

 

Lawrence D. Miles Founders Award Stephen J. Kirk, PhD, 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, PhD

 

Gordon Frank Awards for Outstanding 
Value Methodology in Government 
Metropolitan Avenue/Fresh Pond Bridge over the Long Island Railroad - New York Department of Transportation Contingency Design Program - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District Central Puget Sound Regional Transit District Value Engineering Program

 

 

2014

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”

 

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

 

 

2013

Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows David Q. Kirk, AIA, CCC, CCS, LEED AP and Don H. Stafford, PE, CVS –Life

 

Chapter Effectiveness Award Greater Michigan Chapter

 

Presidential Citations

Robert A. Burton

Venable, LLP                                                                

Nicholas Torelli

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, PhD, PE.jp, 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

 

 

2012

Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows New Inductees James D. Bolton, PE, CVS, PVM; Joseph F. Otero, CVS-Life; Emad W. Shublaq, Ph.D., CPEng., CVS, F.IEAust., F.ASCE, F.AITD; and David C. Wilson, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CPF

 

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 

 

Paper of the Year Award

Munsell McPhillips, Ph.D., CVS

“Revealing Hidden Economic Externalities in Major Projects with VM”

 

Best Manufacturing Paper Awards

Anupma Kumari

“Creating Business Sustainability with Value Engineering as a Tool”

S. S. Ahluwalia

“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 Budget for 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

 

Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Outstanding Accomplishment in Construction Award U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District for the Blue River Channel Modification Project

 

Rising Star Award Benjamin Robertson, AVS

 

Value Engineering Professional of the Year Award Amy Jo Riffee, CVS

 

Presidential Citations

Marc Pauwels, CVS, TVM

President of Vereine Deutcher Ingenieure

Ferenc Nádasdi, PhD, 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