The National Academies

NCHRP 08-36/Task 072 [Completed]

Implementing Project Cost Estimation and Management Process Improvements
[ NCHRP 08-36 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $100,000
Research Agency: ICF Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ralph D. Ellis
Effective Date: 7/18/2007
Completion Date: 7/17/2008
Comments: Completed--Final report sent to AASHTO

The objective of this project is to describe how several Departments of Transportation are implementing the cost estimating management procedures described in NCHRP Report 574, Guidebook for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction.  The NCHRP 08-36, Task 72 final report includes a description of the organizational and cultural context within which the implementation is occurring, as well as techniques employed for communications, administration, training, accountability, documentation, and technical support.  The agencies' experiences can 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 final report can be found here.

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