Review Current Value Engineering Studies Towards Improve Automation within Building Information Management (BIM)

International Journal of Civil Engineering
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Volume 9 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Khalid S. A. Al-Gahtani
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Khalid S. A. Al-Gahtani, "Review Current Value Engineering Studies Towards Improve Automation within Building Information Management (BIM)," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 9,  no. 2, pp. 1-9, 2022. Crossref,


Value Engineering (VE) is still challenging in its application, despite the volume of studies efforts up to this day. Many studies tried to automate the VE process in the area of material selection and design aspect. However, the VE currently relies on shared experts' knowledge and information, making it a more subjective method. This limitation makes VE implantation more challenging and avoidable, as reported from formal studies. This paper aims to review the recent VE studies more comprehensively to answer two objectives. The first objective is to identify the most rote limiting VE application challenges in the construction industry. The second objective is finding the existing VE automation knowledge gap. The author used the googles scholar database to collect more than 60 papers. The selection criteria followed in this study is to extract the papers from the last five years that fit with achieving the two study’s objectives, including challenges and solutions. The paper identified three limiting Value Engineering challenges and responded with selected solutions extracted from current research. Also, the paper identified five main VE automation challenges and gaps. This paper suggests improving the Value of Engineering automation by considering the five challenges and gaps as guidance for future research.


Value engineering, Value management, Life cycle cost, Sustainability, Building information modelling, function analysis.


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