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Division of Planning Office of Estimating


Recently, the Division of Construction Management decommissioned the CMS Portal and Cost Search tool. The Office of Estimating has several work products for cost searches:



About Us

The Office of Estimating consists of estimators, analysts, technical writers and administrative staff divided into three sections.

Our goals are to:

  • Estimate and analyze project costs in a consistent, fair and reasonable manner
  • Coordinate the sale of our program and verify funding
  • Monitor and forecast construction costs
  • Assist districts with their needs related to construction costs (e.g. budgeting, change orders, VECP's) 

Project Coordination / Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E)

Project Coordination

  • Receives the plan packages from the Districts to ensure they are complete and received on time
  • Prepares the plan package for use by the Estimating Section so they can prepare the Engineer’s Estimate
  • Updates plans with revised plan sheets
  • Schedules project sales

Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E)

  • Prepares the project funding
  • Splits the cost of items of work on projects with funding splits

 Construction Cost Estimating

  • Serve as construction cost experts for ODOT
  • Prepares the Engineer’s Estimate
  • Performs Bid Analysis
  • Provides information to the Award Committee
  • Performs Life Cycle Cost Analyses (LCCA)
  • Performs Value Engineering Analyses (VE)
  • Provides support to District personnel and consultants with C1 Estimates, C2 Estimates, and Estimator
  • Maintains the Item Master
  • Performs Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR)
  • Serves on Specification Committees 
Bid Analysis & Review Team (BART)
  • Tracks market trends
  • Performs in-depth data and cost analyses
  • Develops inflation rates and forecasts for ODOT

We encourage you to read our Guidelines, Procedures, & Frequently Asked Questions to understand more about our office and the construction budgets produced by districts and consultants.


 Estimating Staff


 Main Contacts

Administrative Staff
(614) 644-6782 
Jeff Hisem
Administrative Assistant
Chrissy Hackney
Section Contacts & Links

Project Coordination / PS&E
Steve Trendy, P.E.
Joseph Anthony, P.E.
Jeff Hisem