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Cost estimation manual

A manual for use by consultants when preparing cost estimates. It contains all NZ Transport Agency's procedures and guidelines for producing, reviewing or submitting estimates for capital projects.

The elemental costing database noted in appendix F of SM014 is a cost breakdown of earthworks, drainage, pavement, etc from completed projects, which is updated as more projects are completed.

Cost estimation manual - index

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Cost estimation manual Dec 2010 PDF [PDF, 691 KB] 
Elemental costing database Dec 2007 XLS [XLS, 410 KB] 
Application to operate as estimate peer reviewer regionally Dec 2010 DOC [DOC, 55 KB] 
Feedback form Dec 2010 DOC [DOC, 74 KB] 
Cost control record form Dec 2010 DOC [DOC, 84 KB] 
Appendices templates Dec 2010 XLS [XLS, 371 KB] 
Appendix H: Cost control procedure - project scope definition Dec 2010 DOC [DOC, 65 KB] 
Appendix H: Project cost control schedule Dec 2010 DOC [DOC, 115 KB]