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IOWA DOT INSPECTION COSTS

 

Function Description

No. of Tests

in 2014

2015 Avg.

Cost Per Test

 

 

 

Aggregate

853 Certified Aggregate

4,810

151.27

856 Freeze - Thaw Tests

1,153

86.21

857 Abrasion Test

1,968

55.52

858 Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

1,743

26.31

859 Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

566

47.64

860 Sieve Analysis & Plasticity Index

1,331

124.04

861 Deleterious Material Determination

2,226

8.18

862 AC Aggregate Specific Gravity & Absorption

219

164.70

863 Aggregate Miscellaneous

225

128.55

 

 

 

Asphalt Materials

841 Materials Lab QMA

141

286.67

865 AC Binder Analysis Complete

209

220.94

866 DSR or Penetration or Viscosity

501

91.51

867 Liquid Asphalt Complete Analysis

21

444.23

868 Liquid Asphalt Partial Analysis

103

83.73

870 Asphalt Type Joint

61

197.29

872 Asphalt Mix Lab Density

1,556

82.60

873 Asphalt Mix Max. Density

1,397

59.21

874 Asphalt Mix Extraction & Gradation

115

546.49

876 Asphalt Mix Special

24

993.48

877 Asphalt Mix Design

13

1,838.35

878 Asphalt Plant Calibration & Inspection

38

1,690.45

879 Ignition Oven

206

89.93

 

Cement

882 Physical Cement Test

401

345.98

883 Fine Aggregate Mortar Strength

0

80.52

884 Lime - Fly Ash Physical Test

124

295.12

885 Miscellaneous

12

387.74

 

Chemical

887 Concrete - Soil Chloride Determination

0

28.09

890 Lime - Fly Ash

211

106.88

891 Portland Cement

218

278.43

892 Calcium & Sodium Chloride & Deicers

13

77.35

893 Aggregate Aluminum Oxide

1,652

69.94

894 Concrete Admixtures

505

71.83

895 Air Entraining Admixture

325

84.90

 

 

 

Concrete

840 Flowable Mortar

0

76.37

900 Coring, Strength & Air

320

142.57

901 Concrete Admixture Physical Test

115

39.59

902 Concrete Durability

0

3,006.32

903 Concrete Coring

478

181.52

904 Precast Bridge Beams

741

139.10

905 Precast Piling

86

55.71

906 Miscellaneous Precast Units

19

227.94

907 Concrete & Clay Pipe

174

141.53

908 Concrete Coating & Seal

4

132.93

909 Concrete Miscellaneous

0

784.13

910 Concrete Plant Calibration - Inspection

228

310.62

 

 

 

Field Testing

898 Asbestos S & T

296

53.80

922 Nuclear Test Materials & Construction

515

453.20

923 Profile Measurement (Bridge Decks)

24

1,228.51

 

 

 

Lighting & Signal

930 Lighting Materials

126

310.65

931 Standard Light Poles

106

12.44

932 Tower Light Poles

0

35.21

 

 

 

Metals

934 Calibration of Tension & Compression Testers

17

449.35

936 Physical Test Structural Steel- Aluminum

5

735.47

937 Reinforcing Steel

271

273.51

938 Prestress Cables

67

287.85

939 Casting

4

334.97

940 Guardrail Cable, Rails & ACC

10

379.25

941 Calibration of Beam Breakers

3

442.41

942 Fence Material

2

244.73

943 Weld Tests Operator

227

216.37

945 Fasteners High Strength

678

46.37

946 Fasteners Miscellaneous

625

38.17

947 Steel & Aluminum Fabrication

3,170

122.56

951 Radiograph Exams

7

359.66

952 Miscellaneous Metals Testing

108

85.91

 

 

 

Pavement Evaluation

955 Pavement Ride Testing

4,437

35.10

956 Pavement Friction Testing

3,472

42.12

957 Pavement Deflection

2,996

166.82

959 Test Equipment Calibrations

3

3,815.66

961 California Profilometer (Paving)

251

313.61

 

 

 

Physical Tests

968 Neoprene Bearing Pad

14

1,050.55

969 Neoprene Joint Seals

8

259.70

972 Curing Compounds Non-AC

67

628.17

 

 

 

Physico-Chemical

978 Paint & Ingredients

156

401.26

979 Protective Coating Tests

722

39.91

980 Mixing Water

0

41.65

982 Preform & Form Joint Filler

0

0.00

983 Carbon Analysis of Soil

37

24.09

985 Fabrics

0

0.00

 

Soils

990 Plasticity Index

458

44.38

991 Proctor Tests

164

48.79

992 Mechanical Analysis

459

13.38

993 Triaxial - UU

195

112.74

994 Consolidation

129

123.05

995 Triaxial CU

192

199.82

996 Soil Cores

125

16.70