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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2013

2014 Avg.

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,941

154.90

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,081

86.51

857 Abrasion Test

1,788

54.56

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,814

26.71

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

532

47.34

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,421

127.21

861 Deleterious Material Determination

2,016

8.36

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

235

185.26

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

339

141.70

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

148

276.83

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

244

229.23

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

535

89.19

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

28

383.69

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

146

89.23

870 Asphalt Type Joint

51

207.76

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,708

77.69

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,592

52.89

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

168

702.55

876 Asphalt Mix Special

31

1,022.86

877 Asphalt Mix Design

0

1,271.22

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

16

1,582.51

879 Ignition Oven

201

68.51

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

294

332.58

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

32

109.74

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

99

261.28

885 Miscellaneous

14

380.21

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

0

28.09

890 Lime - Fly Ash

115

107.87

891 Portland Cement

290

413.90

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

4

300.13

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,463

68.31

894 Concrete Admixtures

354

76.48

895 Air Entraining Admixture

216

90.70

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

76.37

900 Coring, Strength & Air

242

97.98

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

50

29.39

902 Concrete Durability

0

4,263.67

903 Concrete Coring

330

165.82

904 Precast Bridge Beams

880

173.60

905 Precast Piling

72

48.94

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

5

227.94

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

223

164.36

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

2

426.76

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

85

942.87

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

1,248

282.70

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

553

48.30

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

3

447.92

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

23

1,231.33

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

143

313.61

931 Standard Light Poles

55

15.93

932 Tower Light Poles

23

35.21

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

17

434.74

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

15

735.47

937 Reinforcing Steel

246

266.91

938 Prestress Cables

75

261.70

939 Casting

6

810.65

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

22

312.12

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

0

254.58

942 Fence Material

4

142.34

943 Weld Tests Operator

221

198.88

945 Fasteners High Strength

575

47.89

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

581

38.21

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

4,696

114.78

951 Radiograph Exams

7

181.89

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

174

82.36

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

3,488

35.86

956 Pavement Friction Testing

6,639

44.65

957 Pavement Deflection

731

153.74

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

1

2,741.66

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

462

325.76

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

14

1,443.23

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

20

118.97

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

66

643.15

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

33

170.77

979 Protective Coating Tests

562

31.44

980 Mixing Water

38

66.59

982 Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983 Carbon Analysis of Soil

29

24.68

985 Fabrics

0

0.00

 

Soils

990 Plasticity Index

262

40.75

991 Proctor Tests

87

55.03

992 Mechanical Analysis

262

12.72

993 Triaxial - UU

75

107.42

994 Consolidation

49

108.57

995 Triaxial CU

72

160.55

996 Soil Cores

95

10.49