New Hampshire Division 100 Rewrite

  • Market Segment: Highways & Bridges
  • Services Provided: Standard Specifications Update and Improvement
  • Client: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Location: Concord, NH
  • Project Value: N/A

The relevant knowledge and technical skills that Trauner brought to this assignment have proven to be of great benefit to the Department. Trauner’s understanding of nationwide best practices in transportation and their experience in rewriting and updating specifications also benefited this effort and was instrumental in the development of the Department’s new standard specifications.

Trauner and the personnel assigned to this project have performed their services professionally and effectively. I would not hesitate in recommending Trauner Consulting Services for a specification writing or revision assignment involving standard specifications or other manuals and technical documents.


Allen Rawson, New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Trauner reviewed Section 100 of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Standard Specifications and suggested revisions to improve the specification.  The proposed revisions chiefly focused on provisions related to changes, delays, time extensions, claims, scheduling, and related provisions.  The work was performed by first meeting with the NHDOT specification committee.  At this meeting, Trauner presented suggested revisions to the Standard Specifications.  We worked from files that had already been revised by the DOT as part of their rewrite process. We then met with NHDOT and its legal staff to discuss our proposed revisions. After NHDOT attempted to rewrite the specs on their own, they asked Trauner to step back in to rewrite certain Section 100 provisions. We also helped them discuss the changes with, and answer questions from, the contracting community and NHDOT’s legal staff. Finally, we worked with NHDOT to ensure the revised provisions complied with applicable federal regulations and FHWA requirements.