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Cost estimation manual (SM014)

Published: | Category: Project & contract management , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

A manual for use by consultants when preparing cost estimates. It contains all Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's procedures and guidelines for producing, reviewing and 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  projects are completed.

Version control

  • Version 3, published November 2010
  • Amendment 1, published October 2015
  • Second Edition, published August 2021
  • Second Edition Amendment 1, published March 2023

Publication details

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  • Published: March 2023
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-99-106824-8 (online)
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  • Also known as: SM014