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Cost Estimating
Guides                                             
Cost Estimating Guidelines                                                                                                                                        

The Cost Estimating group is part of the Division of  Facilities & Transit.  The functions of  the Cost Estimating unit is to provide cost estimating guidance and to prepare the Engineer’s Estimates and bid analyses for Department-administered construction contracts.  The Cost Estimating group also provides as-needed assistance on the application of the Estimator software.


The Cost estimating Guidelines provide an overview and general guidance on preparing estimates for Department projects during project development and design.  The guidelines are applied in conjunction with the estimating software " AASHTO's Trns*port© Estimator" .    


For questions regarding Cost Estimating please contact Kevin Mahoney at:


Kevin.Mahoney@ct.gov






Estimator
 Guides & Workflows            

Estimator CTDOT Users Guide

Version 2.13a-1 April 2016

 

Generic Estimator Training Guide  

Version 2.13a - 08/12/15

 

Generic Estimator User's Guide  

Version 2.13a - 08/12/15

 

System Manager's Guide

Version 2.12a

 

Web-Trnsport Interaction Guide  

Version 2.12a


 Resources & Tools               

Highway Log

 

Estimator Templates

(zip file)

10/17/2012

 

Sample Estimator Spreadsheet  

10/01/2013

 

Estimator Checklist

08/10/2016

Required with FDP estimate submittal. 


 New Item Request

Must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to FDP


 Presentations                         

 Consultant Resources           
Consultant Catalogs (not required for internal users)  

(zipped xml files updated 12/12/2017)
Estimator Catalog updates available on or about 1st Wednesday of every month.  Sign up for E-Alerts to get notified

Note: The English 5 Year Catalog is now available for reference, only to investigate prices on English items that do not have a sufficient 3 year bid history. Do not use this catalog to obtain prices for the entire estimate!

Metric catalog updates will be posted only when new metric items are added.  Since there are no up-to-date metric bid histories, it is recommended that if users have a metric project that they convert to English units, obtain an estimate using the ENG3yr catalog, and convert back to metric units/prices

(updated links May 2017)
      
( zipped xml files updated 12/12/2013)

General and product ordering information

InfoTech

Estimator is an interactive, PC based, stand-alone cost estimation system for highway construction.   The Connecticut Department of Transportation has adopted Estimator for use in preparing construction cost estimates.  All Final Design Plan (FDP) cost estimates must be submitted to ProjectWise , in digital Estimator format, as indicated by the  Digital Project Development Manual  and outlined in the Trns•port  Estimator CTDOT Users Guide


Estimator can be installed stand-alone or in a networked environment with managed user access (within your firm).  Either installation model will use ConnDOT’s Estimator catalogs.  Estimator is a proprietary software product of Info Tech Inc.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


New Items

Occasionally, an item needed for a construction contract is not included in the Estimator catalog.  When a bid item not included in the Estimator catalog is needed for a project, the designer should submit a  New Item Request.This request needs to be submitted at least six weeks prior to the Final Design Plans (FDP) due date.


 


Other Information

Sign up for E-alerts! To get notification of  Estimator catalog updates by e-mail, go to the Home page and select the “Receive Updates by E-Mail Sign – Up for E-alerts” link.  After logging in, select Engineering Applications and subscribe.



                                                         











Requests for information regarding the use of Estimator for Connecticut DOT projects should be

directed to: DOT.TrnsPortEstimator@ct.gov


Link to Contract Development Webpage:  Contract Development
 


Content Last Modified on 12/12/2017 11:21:16 AM