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Division of Planning Office of Estimating




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

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)
  • Maintains the Item Master
  • 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