Product in Focus – AASHTOWare Project PreconstructionTM

February 28, 2018

The AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction software is your first step in automating the preparation of a construction project for estimating, letting management and award.

The AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction software provides flexibility in defining a project, its item’s prices and quantities, and its associated funding requirements to track and manage project cost information. Features include preparation of the Engineer’s estimate for Federal Aid highway construction projects, combining projects into proposals for bid letting, and selecting proposals for a bid letting package. The software also aids in advertising bids, tracking plan and proposal holders, processing bid information, evaluating bids, and making award decisions.

AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction assists with letting and bid award management by allowing data entry with full edit checking and verification for vendor bids, producing the bid tabulation report and performing analyses on received bids. The system also maintains a record of plan holders, produces mailing labels and maintains information for invoicing vendors for proposals and plans purchased.

To accommodate changing bidding techniques, AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction incorporates innovative analyses such as life cycle costs, additive sections, alternates, and A+B bidding.

AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction also prepares your project for automated transitioning to AASHTOWare Project Bid for electronic bidding and into the construction phase of the project though AASHTOWare Project Civil Rights and Labor and Construction/Materials. Using AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction and it’s associated modules is a great step towards fully digitizing the management of a construction project.

More information on the AASHTOWare Project Preconstruction software can be found on Cloverleaf®.

​- Devin Townsend, Nebraska Department of Transportation, Peggy Leight, Info Tech.