Stewards of Public Transportation Funds
Stanley Consultants helped to develop and implement the long-term overall vision of the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) Project Cost Estimating Program. In collaboration with UDOTs Estimate Support Team, Stanley Consultants helps to identify additional improvement areas within the Department's cost estimating program, resulting in better estimates, cost control, and negotiating change orders. In the first five months of 2012, the team realized $12.2 million in savings – before the construction season officially started!
"We're getting better estimates. We know better where our costs are going to be and we're in a stronger position to negotiate change orders." - Randall Taylor, UDOT Region Four Constructability and Environmental Engineer
Other elements of the program include setting standards (defining success) and goals; developing estimating tools, training, and process to meet goals; building estimating credibility with the Regions of the DOT; and empowering UDOT and its contractors to produce more accurate estimates.