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USAGE FACTORS FOR MAJOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND LABOR 1/

U.S. WEIGHTED AVERAGES FOR ALL FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS OVER $1,000,000 ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM REPORTED AS COMPLETED DURING CALENDAR YEARS 2001, 2002, 2003

OCTOBER 2004Table PT-4
TYPE OF MATERIALS AND LABORUNITNUMBER OF UNITS
PER MILLION DOLLARS
OF CONSTRUCTION
COST 2/
Cement (excludes cement in concrete pipe)Ton457
Bituminous materialTon332
Aggregates 3/
Purchased (by contractors)Ton11,928
Produced (by contractors)Ton2,536
Steel
Structural (shapes, plates, H and sheet piling)Ton18
Reinforcing (pavement and structural reinforcement)Ton37
Culvert pipe (corrugated metal and structural plate, pipe arches and arches)Ton1
Miscellaneous (joint devices, tubular piling, etc.)Ton2
Concrete pipe (plain and reinforced)Ton52
Clay pipe and title (includes some PVC pipe)Ton-
Lumber (all lumber products except timber piling)Board foot1,939
Petroleum products 4/Gallon11,398
Guardrail (all types)Linear foot640
Bridge railing (all types)Linear foot87
Corrugated aluminum culvertPound91
Signs (complete in place)Dollar8,421
Lighting (complete in place)Dollar10,619
LaborEmployee-hour9,498

U.S.  WEIGHTED  AVERAGES  FOR  ALL  FEDERAL-AID  HIGHWAY  CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS  OVER  $1,000,000 ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM REPORTED AS COMPLETED  DURING  CALENDAR  YEARS  2001,  2002,  2003.

1/ For comparable standards of design, the usage of materials and labor on Federal-aid work is not appreciably different from their usage on non-Federal-aid work. The data in this table are obtained from Form FHWA-47, prepared by the Office of Program Administration in the Office of Infrastructure.

2/ Right-of-way, preliminary engineering, and construction engineering costs excluded.

3/ Includes sand, gravel, clay gravel, slag, crushed stone, etc.; used for all highway construction including bases, subbases, concrete surfaces, bituminous surfaces, structural concrete, and drainage work.

4/ Fuel and lubricants for equipment and trucks. Grease converted to gallons on basis of 8 pounds per gallon.


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