Objective and ScopeThe objective of this technical committee is to provide a focal point and working group to review, develop, and recommend AASHTO positions on cost estimating for transportation projects. This assignment includes formulating new and revised criteria to keep cost estimating standards, policies, and guidelines current.
Maintain and keep relevant AASHTO Practical Guide to Cost Estimating
Develop guidance and tools to help agencies develop cost estimators
Develop guidance on the appropriate use for transportation project cost estimates
Publication ResponsibilityThe technical committee is responsible for developing and updating the following documents:
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NCHRP Report 688 - Determining Highway Maintenance Costs
University of South Carolina - Cost Indexing and Unit Price Adjustments for Construction Materials
NCHRP 20-07(274) - Price Indexing for Transportation Construction ContractsOlumide - Sliding Scale Contingencies for the Highway Construction Project Development ProcessFHWA - Highway Construction Cost Increases and Competition Issues
FHWA - Major Projects, Cost Estimating
NCHRP project 20-7(152) titled "Project Cost Estimating A Synthesis of Highway Practice"
NCHRP Project 8-49 "Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects during Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction"
NCHRP 08-60 project "Guidebook on Risk Analysis Tools and Management Practices to Control Transportation Project Cost"
NCHRP 8-36 Task 72: “Guidelines for Cost Estimation Improvements at State DOTs”
NCHRP Project 8-36 Task 72: “DOT Approaches to Implementing Cost Estimate Management Process Improvements”
Synthesis on Construction Unit Cost Development: Technical Report
Capacity Building Workshops for Cost Estimation and Cost Management
Transportation Estimators' Association (TEA)
Montana Department of Transportation draft Risk Management Plan spreadsheet
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Cost Estimating Tools
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