TRB Webinar: Practices for Establishing Contract Time for Highway Projects

May 10, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis Report 402: Construction Manager-at-Risk Project Delivery for Highway Programs.

This webinar will discuss approaches for estimating contract time for highway construction projects. Establishing contract time is an important part of the highway project development process because it directly impacts project costs, the public, and risk for contractors. The presenters will focus on approaches used nationally as well as advanced approaches currently being investigated.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Roy Sturgill, University of Kentucky
  • Ying Li, University of Kentucky
  • Paul Goodrum, University of Colorado at Boulder

Moderated by:  Tim Taylor, University of Kentucky

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. Current practices for establishing contract time across state transportation agencies
  3. Recent approaches for estimating contract time that may improve accuracy
  1. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List varying approaches to estimating contract time
  • Identify factors influencing contract time
  • Describe practices for improving accuracy in estimating contract time

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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