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1 TEA WELCOME LAMAR S. WOODHAM, JR. ASST CHIEF ENGINEER

2 THAT’S A TRUE STORY

3 BRIEF TEA HISTORY 1987 – AASHTO BAMS meeting where several estimators expressed a desire to hold a workshop to discuss estimation issues 1987 – AASHTO BAMS meeting where several estimators expressed a desire to hold a workshop to discuss estimation issues 1988 – Columbus, Ohio – Jeff Hisem 1988 – Columbus, Ohio – Jeff Hisem 1989 – Santa Fe, New Mexico – Luis Alba 1989 – Santa Fe, New Mexico – Luis Alba 1991 – Austin, Texas – Wayne Dennis 1991 – Austin, Texas – Wayne Dennis 1992 – Vail, Colorado – Earl Huff 1992 – Vail, Colorado – Earl Huff

4 BRIEF TEA HISTORY West Palm Beach, Florida – Mike Thornal West Palm Beach, Florida – Mike Thornal * Significant – George Bradfield first appeared on the scene 1994 – Columbus, Ohio – Ron Bauer 1994 – Columbus, Ohio – Ron Bauer 1995 – Mobile, Alabama – Lamar Woodham, Jr – Mobile, Alabama – Lamar Woodham, Jr. * Significant – (1) The Great Kahuna Award established

5 THE ORIGINAL GREAT KAHUNA AWARD

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7 BRIEF TEA HISTORY * Significant – (2) Workshop attendees decided to establish an “Estimating Organizational Committee” for formal recognition of a cost estimation association Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Joe James Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Joe James * Significant – Committee recommended establishment of the Transportation Estimators’ Association and adopted constitution and bylaws.

8 BRIEF TEA HISTORY Portland, Oregon – Eileen Phalen Portland, Oregon – Eileen Phalen * Significant – First TEA meeting held Conclusion: 8 years of Cost Estimation Workshops 8 th year for TEA 8 th year for TEA

9 AASHTO RECOGNITION There was a basic core group that always supported the effort to get recognized by AASHTO.

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11 AASHTO RECOGNITION There was a basic core group that always supported the effort to get recognized by AASHTO. Three key individuals of this core group played important parts: 1.Jeff Hisem – Ohio Estimators had the Rodney Dangerfield syndrome. 2.James Haefele – Wyoming 3.George Bradfield – Georgia

12 AASHTO RECOGNITION Today – Technical Committee on Cost Estimating under the Highway Subcommittee on Design (SCOD) of AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highways (SCOH) i.e., We are the TCCE of the SCOD of the SCOH. And that’s a true story!

13 AASHTO RECOGNITION 2003 – Burlington, Vermont – First meeting of the Technical Committee on Cost Estimating – Mike Fowler 2004 – Mobile, Alabama – Second meeting held – October 7 & 8

14 BACK TO 1993 My first meeting with George Bradfield… Unfortunately, this is also a true story.


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