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Office of Construction Engineering Support Division

Engineering Support takes responsibility for the following:

  • Change orders, processing and prior approvals
  • Contractor annual ratings
  • Monthly asphalt cement Free On Board (FOB) prices
  • Monthly diesel fuel prices
  • Maryland Quality Initiative Program (MdQI)
  • Value engineering change proposals
  • Engineering and technical support
  • Contract claims review and analysis
  • Specs and standards: writing, reviewing and interpreting
  • Quality initiatives

Claims Review Team:

Claims Mission Statement : Support the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s (MDOT SHA) construction program by reviewing and analyzing construction contract claims to ensure costs and/or time adjustments are justified.

The Claims Review Team reviews all construction contract claims that have advanced beyond the district level to determine if the contractor is entitled to additional money and time. The team gathers the appropriate documents; interviews personnel; conducts site visits; takes photographs; researches specifications, laws, and codes; writes reports and letters; supervises statewide claims consultants; meets with appropriate parties; mediates for district offices; and advises districts about claims.

The team establishes policies and procedures. It processes change orders and prior approvals; approves consultant service task estimates; and works with technical teams.

Important Links:

Monthly Asphalt Cement FOB Prices
Monthly Diesel Fuel Prices
Maryland Quality Initiative Program (MdQI)

Specifications/Engineering Support Team:

The Specifications/Engineering Support Team provides engineering and technical support to the Director, Office of Construction; deputy directors, Office of Construction; Deputy Administrator/Chief Engineer for Operations; MDOT SHA Administrator; and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials.

The team:

  • researches engineering-related subjects to prepare correspondence, reports, and technical writing
  • responds to inquiries from other agencies and states
  • researches innovative, complex civil-engineering technologies as they apply to construction engineering, construction project management techniques, and construction inspection methodologies