Ken Smith

Ken L. Smith, P.E., CVS

National Director, Value Engineering & Risk Management

Ken has more than 35 years of experience providing innovative project management, value engineering, risk assessment and management and training improvements to enhance projects of all sizes.

Ken has an extensive background working for the Washington State DOT (WSDOT), where he facilitated hundreds of VE studies. The net cost savings to the clients through his VE studies exceeds $1,000,000,000.00. He has also led hundreds of cost and schedule risk assessment workshops in the last 10 years.

A Certified Value Specialist, Ken has served as the chair of the AASHTO Value Engineering Technical Committee. Ken has mentored and trained prodigies in the practice and process of value engineering.

Ken is a leader in integrating other tools and processes to customize the VE process to meet the specific project and client needs. Ken’s ability to bring innovative and cost-effective tools, such as risk assessment, to the VE process has been recognized by several AASHTO and ACEC awards. Ken believes that value analysis should enhance the design and keep it moving forward toward a successful project.