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AASHTO Liaison
Patricia Bush, Program Manager for Engineering
pbush@aashto.org

Technical Committee on Cost Estimating

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Objective and Scope

The objective of this technical committee is to provide a focal point and working group to review, develop, and recommend AASHTO’s positions on cost estimating and risk based estimating for transportation projects.  Additionally, the objective includes sharing the information with a wider audience at a national level.  Furthermore, this assignment includes formulating new and revised criteria to keep cost estimating standards, policies, and guidelines current.

Goals

Maintain and keep relevant AASHTO Practical Guide to Cost Estimating

  • Stay current with and share findings on state of the practice for cost estimating and risk based estimating for transportation projects
    • Network with FHWA, national, and regional groups with respect to transportation cost estimating
    • Continue research efforts on cost estimating and risk based estimating related topics
  • Provide means for collecting comments and questions on the guidance

Develop guidance and tools to help agencies develop cost estimators

Develop guidance on the appropriate use for transportation project cost estimates

  • Building the estimate to meet the intended purpose
  • Putting the estimate information to use (e.g. validating bids, setting budgets, using funding appropriately)

TCCE resources are available for local agencies to help them develop their estimating practices.

Publication Responsibility
The technical committee is responsible for developing and updating the AASHTO Practical Guide to Cost Estimating.

This publication can be purchased from AASHTO’s Bookstore

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