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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2015

2016 Avg.

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,897

151.04

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,099

91.64

857 Abrasion Test

1,816

60.61

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,518

28.24

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

497

55.85

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,343

109.22

861 Deleterious Material Determination

2,155

9.28

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

141

161.78

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

320

114.14

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

106

260.85

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

189

227.91

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

448

97.16

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

34

498.59

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

118

90.53

870 Asphalt Type Joint

29

229.23

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,343

91.12

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,265

66.02

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

99

629.69

876 Asphalt Mix Special

9

1,438.16

877 Asphalt Mix Design

20

2,035.79

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

57

1,655.83

879 Ignition Oven

228

85.07

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

373

361.43

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

0

48.06

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

113

311.93

885 Miscellaneous

19

364.14

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

4

96.52

890 Lime - Fly Ash

73

116.80

891 Portland Cement

117

132.32

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

2

283.18

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,471

76.34

894 Concrete Admixtures

329

66.48

895 Air Entraining Admixture

148

80.18

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

0

900 Coring, Strength & Air

179

201.81

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

27

48.38

902 Concrete Durability

2

4,384.78

903 Concrete Coring

551

173.72

904 Precast Bridge Beams

729

118.55

905 Precast Piling

44

52.30

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

6

227.94

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

273

127.65

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

2

114.63

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

1

784.13

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

247

292.69

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

193

74.20

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

8

585.30

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

31

705.84

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

141

286.62

931 Standard Light Poles

173

12.03

932 Tower Light Poles

4

40.27

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

12

445.51

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

10

1,339.29

937 Reinforcing Steel

270

260.04

938 Prestress Cables

82

293.92

939 Casting

8

319.15

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

11

323.85

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

205

367.72

942 Fence Material

6

328.18

943 Weld Tests Operator

253

246.33

945 Fasteners High Strength

827

47.60

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

644

37.92

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

5,381

93.76

951 Radiograph Exams

681

359.54

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

114

93.07

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

3,723

19.96

956 Pavement Friction Testing

4,182

38.48

957 Pavement Deflection

3,119

159.38

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

26

4,035.14

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

519

298.20

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

15

939.43

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

4

375.99

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

64

603.21

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

134

413.81

979 Protective Coating Tests

1,102

43.30

980 Mixing Water

0

22.84

982 Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983 Carbon Analysis of Soil

0

19.46

985 Fabrics

0

0.00

 

Soils

990 Plasticity Index

124

47.37

991 Proctor Tests

56

87.76

992 Mechanical Analysis

124

18.02

993 Triaxial - UU

6

112.74

994 Consolidation

19

138.24

995 Triaxial CU

33

299.68

996 Soil Cores

28

25.58