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Construction Tools, Contract Time

MnDOT methods for project control, assessing contract time during construction, plus guidelines on innovative contracting techniques.

Orange barrels on a highway

Determining Contract Time

Project Controls

Guidelines to determine contract time on future projects

Innovative Contracting Techniques

Past experience and guidelines for using innovative contracting techniques -

  • A + B
  • Lane rental
  • Incentives
  • Liquidated savings
  • Warranties
  • Pay for performance specifications

Assessing Contract Time

How to assess contract time during construction projects, including:

  • Working days
  • Contract time extensions
  • Liquidated damages
  • Suspension of work
  • Documenting time in construction diaries

For more information on CPM, contact MnDOT's Project Control Specialist 

Contract Time Diary

Check out the Contract Time Diary  for non-computerized systems
Weather Contingency Study (Lost Production Days Based on Weather Study)
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Primavera P6 (hyperlinks coming soon)


To submit these forms, and for any associated questions, please submit emails to: *DOT_CPMSchedule@state.mn.us