PROJECT DESIGN SUBMISSION
Standard Cost Estimates Templates
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 Ronald Tellier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Estimator CTDOT Users Guide Version 2.13a-1 April 2016 With Supplements for Estimator Version 2.15a 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
Resources & Tools
Required with FDP estimate submittal.
Must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to FDP
Consultant Catalogs (not required for internal users)
(zipped xml files updated 05/04/2021)
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
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.
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.
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