Module Overview

AASHTOWare Project Estimator is an interactive, standalone cost estimation system for transportation construction projects that assists in the preparation of detailed estimates. AASHTOWare Project Estimator has an intuitive interface that new users learn quickly. It supports generation of cost estimates using cost-based and bid based techniques, and it includes primary funding capabilities at the group and estimate levels. All base data for these estimates, such as labor rates, equipment, and material costs, production rates, and historical item price estimation data is typically stored and maintained on the individual workstation, though the application also supports shared network installations.

AASHTOWare Project Estimator can utilize bid-based item price estimates directly from the web-based AASHTOWare Project Data Analytics software, or based on estimation data imported from AASHTOWare Project BAMS/DSS. Users can copy catalog elements across specification years and the field labels, and tree labels can be customized to meet the user’s needs. It supports use of multiple bid histories from which the user can choose that most suitable for the current estimate scenario.

AASHTOWare Project Estimator can interface with the AASHTOWare Project Cost Estimation module or the AASHTOWare Project Estimation module for further refinement of estimates and for integration of project estimates into program estimates. AASHTOWare Project Estimator is well-suited for distributing the estimation function throughout regional or satellite offices and for exchanging data with design consulting firms.

AASHTOWare Project Estimator is integrated with the other AASHTOWare Project modules, and supports additional file formats, such as XML, HTML, CSV, XLS, and XLSX. Additionally, AASHTOWare Project Estimator can read from and write to Microsoft Excel files. AASHTOWare Project Estimator includes an expression builder tool to aid estimators in constructing formulas in all numeric fields, and granular security features for ease of system administration.

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