Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 72. Implementing Project Cost Estimation and Management Process Improvements

The objective of this project is to document the process utilized by three or more Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in implementing the cost estimating management procedures described in the Guidebook. This will include a detailed description of the organizational and cultural context within which the implementation is occurring, as well as the specific techniques employed for communications, administration, training, accountability, documentation, and technical support. The experiences will provide the basis for developing a technical reference designed to give DOTs a practical roadmap for implementing the Guidebook recommendations and improving the likelihood that states will successfully implement Guidebook recommendations through a comprehensive implementation approach. The primary audience for this document is the public agencies responsible for developing and managing transportation plans and construction programs. This research is expected to include the following tasks: (1) Overview of the process utilized by three or more DOTs to implement the recommended cost estimation practices described in the Guidebook; (2) Description of the individual elements of the implementation process; (3) Report on the success of the process; as well as lessons learned, (4) Development of a technical reference (i.e., How to Implement Cost Estimating Procedures Manual, including a Manual outline) on implementation for other DOTs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Sundstrom, Lori

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ellis, Ralph

  • Start Date: 20070718
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080717
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15626

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557231
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:01AM