US Army Corps of Engineers
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Cost and General Engineering Branch


  • Provide estimating support throughout design development, review of cost estimates, preparation of Independent Cost Estimates (IGE’s), negotiation of fair and reasonable price for construction contracts, perform cost and price analysis.
  • Preparation of Construction Documents
  • Technical & BCOE Review of Design Documents
  • Prepares Special and General Requirements and coordinates preparation of technical provisions of construction contract specifications.
  • Prepares amendments for construction contracts
  • Reviews and approves specifications prepared by other technical elements or A/E firms.
  • Prepares designs and plans and specifications
  • Provide independent technical review (ITR) of designes prepared by in-house and A/E’s.
  • Provide Bidability, Constructibility, Operability, and Environmental (BCOE) reviews

Specialized Experience

Navigation Design Elements

  •  Civil/Site Development
  • Dredging
  • Flood Control
  • Reservoirs
  • Channels
  • Levees
  • Erosion Control
  • Navigation
  • Ecosystem Restoration 

Cost Estimating Services for Civil Works Projects

  • Estimate Support during Planning and Feasibility Studies
  • Estimate Support for authorized Construction projects
  • Estimate Support for Civil Works and Military Construction Modifications
  • Cost Estimating Support for Value Engineering Studies

Support for Risk Based Contingency

  • Facilitation of Project Risk Assessment team meetings
  • Development of Risk Register in support of risk modeling
  • Development of Construction Schedules in support of risk modeling
  • Development of Project Schedules in support of risk modeling