The "Instruction on Cost Determination and Estimation of Road Construction Measures" adopted by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in 2014 is the basis for cost management in federal trunk road construction. Info: Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport
It covers, on the one hand, the project-related costs (special-purpose expenditures) for new construction and expansion, conversion and extension, and, on the other hand, the maintenance and renewal of roads, engineering structures and special facilities such as fuel and service stations.
Cost management encompasses all measures relating to cost determination, cost reconciliation and cost review, as well as the estimation and updating of costs for road construction measures throughout the entire planning and construction process.
The goals of the instruction are
- Creating cost transparency by specifying a clear cost structure
- Improve the traceability of cost development of a cost evaluation
- Improve the possibility of corrections through timely identification of cost risks in the course of planning and construction implementation
- Ensuring a standard of cost evaluation