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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 2002, 2003, 2004

OCTOBER 2005 TABLE PT-4
TYPE OF MATERIALS AND LABOR UNIT NUMBER OF UNITS
PER MILLION DOLLARS
OF CONSTRUCTION
COST 2/
Cement (excludes cement in concrete pipe) Ton 475
Bituminous material Ton 329
Aggregates 3/
Purchased (by contractors) Ton 12,300
Produced (by contractors) Ton 2,497
Steel
Structural (shapes, plates, H and sheet piling) Ton 16
Reinforcing (pavement and structural reinforcement) Ton 37
Culvert pipe (corrugated metal and structural plate, pipe arches and arches) Ton 1
Miscellaneous (joint devices, tubular piling, etc.) Ton 2
Concrete pipe (plain and reinforced) Ton 52
Clay pipe and title (includes some PVC pipe) Ton -
Lumber (all lumber products except timber piling) Board foot 5,576
Petroleum products 4/ Gallon 12,279
Guardrail (all types) Linear foot 582
Bridge railing (all types) Linear foot 97
Corrugated aluminum culvert Pound 90
Signs (complete in place) Dollar 8,969
Lighting (complete in place) Dollar 10,571
Labor Employee-hour 9,346

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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