Right of Way Methods and Tools to Control Project Cost Escalation

The ability of state highway agency management to control project cost escalation is dependent on strategic and structured project development processes. Right-of-way costs are among the most difficult to control and, therefore, necessitate disciplined estimating and management procedures. Yet in many agencies there exist “stove pipe” divisional structures that lead to failures in communicating important project information affecting scope, design, and cost. NCHRP Project 8-49 “Guidance on Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction,” and other estimating studies identified right-of-way cost estimating and management of right-of-way estimates and actual costs as critical to achieving estimate consistency and accuracy. The original NCHRP Project 8-49 addressed right-of-way cost estimating to a limited extent but the project’s scope did not allow for an in-depth treatment of this specialized area. This report describes the research process for additional NCHRP 8-49 work addressing right-of-way cost estimating and cost management. It provides an overview of the data gathering and analysis processes used to create a Procedures Guide specifically for right-of-way cost estimating.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309429801
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 8-49(2)
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2009 1:52PM