Presentation on theme: "Todd R.Bergland Trnsport Systems Manager Minnesota DOT Quantities Manager and the Interface to Estimating Full Implementation."— Presentation transcript:
Todd R.Bergland Trnsport Systems Manager Minnesota DOT Quantities Manager and the Interface to Estimating Full Implementation
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Quantities Manager and the Interface to Estimating Full Implementation Quantities Manager Overview Implementation Overview Implementation Steps 1-9 Reporting General Considerations/Findings
Quantities Manager Overview Java based stand-alone application MicroStation or GEOPAK use not required (Non- Graphic portion) MicroStation and GEOPAK license required Access database format
Quantities Manager Overview Promotes Standardization. XML is the future Promotes Collaboration. Connections between disparate applications. Allows for sorting, searching, reporting,importing,exporting and updating. Example ( Engineers Estimates) AecXML Benefits
Implementation Overview Trained all nine districts Implemented Standards for exchange Processed 30 projects Require all projects be processed using Quantities Manager Two Phase Implementation
Implementation Overview Phase I – Fully implemented Non-graphic pay items Database delivery to Estimating Unit Utilities tabulations Engineers Estimate Introduce new DDB for beginning new projects Phase II – Tentatively set to coincide with V8 More templates for tabulations Graphics pay items Estimated quantities for multiple S.P.s
General Considerations DataRestrictions Project Names<= 13 characters Funding Rules> 1 and < 9999 PhasesDesignEstimate Quantity ValueMaximum of 999,999,999.999 Pay Items Must Exist in Trnsport Payers Must Exist in Trnsport Rules for Transfer
General Considerations Mn/Dot does not utilize the Payers option in the Quantities Manager as this will be determined by the PES Manager.
Examples: Utilities Inplace Drainage Must match DDB Feature in terms of symbology Store in its own QM database General Considerations Non-Pay Item Graphics
General Findings Small.5 -.75 hrs. Medium 1-1.5 hrs. Large 2 days Time Savings
General Findings Streamlining Improvements Major time savings One database used for multiple purposes Decrease in time (after learning curve) Improved Quality Correct (up to date) pay item numbers Eliminate human error Promotes standardization Design Benefits of QM/Trns port Sharing
Sharability of data Estimating, Finance, Construction,Traffic Further XML Enhancements Lat/Long Transfer Begin Station – End Station Begin Termini – End Termini Export Facility from PES/CES Electronic bidding life cycle QM database is one part of the 100% electronic plan Long Term Goals – “ Big Picture” General Findings