USE OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS BY STATE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION ON FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROJECTS

Highway construction projects require a significant amount of engineering resources, both for preparing plans, specifications and estimates as well as for supervising and modifying projects while construction is under way. State departments of transportation (DOTs) have two sources of engineering resources they can tap into for highway projects - they can either use their own engineering employees or they can contract the work to private engineering firms. This study addresses a number of questions that arise out of the increased federal highway investment under TEA-21. How much of their federal highway funds are the states spending for engineering work under TEA-21? How much of the work are they assigning to their own employees and how much are they contracting out to design consultants? Which states are doing the most work internally and which are doing the best job of using consulting engineers? What kinds of projects are being designed and supervised in-house and what kinds are being contracted out? The goal of this study is to document the extent and nature of engineering work by the state DOTs under TEA-21 and to show how much each state contracts out to private firms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • Buechner, W R
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00803553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2001 12:00AM