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DISTRIBUTION OF COSTS ON FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS OVER $1,000,000 ON THE
NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM REPORTED DURING
CALENDAR YEAR 2003

Materials and Supplies
Equipment, Overhead & Profit 1/36.8
Wages 6/18.7
Other17.0
Steel 5/3.9
Bitumens 4/8.0
Portland Cement 3/0.6
Aggregates 2/15.0
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Chart: Distribution Of Costs On Federal-aid Highway Construction Contracts Over $1,000,000 On The National Highway System Reported During calendar Year 2003 - Materials and Supplies: Aggregates 2/ 15.0%, Portland Cement 3/ 0.6%, Bituments 4/ 8.0%, Steel 5/ 3.9%, Other 17.0%, Wages 6/ 18.7%, Equipment, Overhead & Profit 1/ 36.8%.

15.0% Aggregates 2/ Equipment, Overhead and Profit 1/ 36.8% Wages 6/ 18.7% 8.0% Bitumens 4/ 3.9% Steel 5/ 0.6% Portland Cement 3/

Source:
Office of Program Administration
Office of Infrastructure, FHWA
(202) 366-4636

1/ Equipment includes fuel and lubricants 1.9%, but excludes operators' and mechanics' wages. Overhead includes contractors' on-site expenses such as mobilization, office, rental, licenses, insurance, etc.

2/ Aggregates consists of sand, gravel, slag, crushed stone, ect., for use in bases, portland cement, concrete and bituminous surfaces, and portland cement concrete structures.

3/ For both roadway and structures.

4/ For various types of bituminous surfaces and bases.

5/ Includes structural, reinforcing, culvert and miscellaneous steel.

6/ Gross earnings of contractors' employees in the following classifications: Administrative and Supervisory, Skilled, Intermediate, and Unskilled labor.


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