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SAVE Value Summit 2015 Keynote Address - Mike Thomas, PE, AVS

SAVE Value Summit 2015 Keynote Address - Mike Thomas, PE, AVS

SAVE Value Summit 2015 Keynote Address - Mike Thomas, PE, AVS

Michael M. Thomas, PE, AVS
Michael M. Thomas, PE, AVS
on behalf of SAVE International

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Learn how Southern California created an innovative and highly successful VE Program.

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Learning VE
Learn how the Water District of Southern California implemented a highly succesful VE Program.
Learning VE
Learn the simple functiondriven question of "what are we trying to do here?
Michael M. Thomas, PE, AVS

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Michael M. Thomas, PE, AVS
on behalf of SAVE International

Mr. Thomas is a licensed mechanical and civil engineer in California, with 25 years working
in the water, nuclear, petroleum and aircraft industries – the past 12 years at Metropolitan
Water District of Southern California. In his current role as Technical Control Manager, he
is responsible for quality, engineering processes, value engineering and improvement.
Previously at Metropolitan, he has managed scores of water projects ranging from $50k
to $250M while supporting the engineering, operations, and real property groups. Mr.
Thomas holds a T2 treatment certification and is a certified Associated Value Specialist (AVS)
with SAVE International. As the largest supplier of treated water in the United States, the
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water
districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles,
Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties in southern California.
Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area, which it imports from either the Colorado River or the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Presentation Overview: Getting to the core objective of any activity can be discovered by asking that simple functiondriven question, “What are we trying to do here?” And in all walks of life, it is the creative process that answers that question that can guide each of us to making better choices. I have applied this question to parenting my three boys, coaching my little league team, supervising my interns, and developing the Value Engineering Program at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

This talk focuses on how asking this question has led to an innovative and highly successful VE program at Metropolitan. It will also examine the question, “What are we (SAVE, Intl.) trying to do here?” This talk will explore these issues in an entertaining manner, using active verbs and measurable nouns that the SAVE community will understand and appreciate.

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