Author: Joseph Kashiwagi

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Learn the latest developments on the Best Value Approach! Throughout the development of the Best Value Approach, the approach has been refined and transformed to be simpler and more efficient! Find out the lessons learned and mistakes that have been...

Dr. Dean and Jacob had a wonderful week in October visiting the Netherlands.  An “A” certification day was spent with 5 BVA experts to update them on the latest developments of the BVA and have them certified by reviewing their...

We are very excited for the fall and 2019 BVA certification/education in Tempe AZ [Jan 15-19, 2019].  As always, the conference will bring a new book focused on the latest improvements.  Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) PBSRG.com has been moved from...

The Best Value Conference will be held from Jan 14-18th, 2019. Professionals from all over the world converge to experience a unique education from the best in the industry. The conference is the international headquarters for experts looking to cut...

The BVA research has been very active in the first quarter of 2018.  Using the CIB W117 Journal of “The Advancement of Performance Information and Value” and posting it to the “Research Gate” open platform, the effort to get the...

Hosted by the City of    Over the past 25 years, The Best Value Approach (BVA) has been tested on 2000+ projects worth 6.6B in services with a 98% success rate in 7 different countries and 33 states. Dr. Dean has concentrated...

The Alpha Program is a professional certification program which is operated by The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) W117 working commission. The Alpha Program has been collecting, inspecting and documenting the performance of roofing...

Date of Work: 2009 – 2016 Background: The State of Oklahoma started implementing PIPS/PIRMS in 2009. The State was introduced to it at a NIGP meeting, where the State's architect, John Morrison, heard Dr. Kashiwagi. The State's construction and properties (CAP) division, a part of...

Date of Work: 2006 - 2013 Background: Ray Jensen, the Associate Vice President for University Business Services at Arizona State University, was introduced to the PIPS process in 1996. At the time Ray Jensen and ASU decided that their process would not benefit from the...