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Federal-aid highway construction materials usage factors, 1996-97-98

Federal-aid highway construction materials usage factors, 1996-97-98

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Published by U.S. Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Highway engineering -- United States -- Statistics

  • Edition Notes

    GenreStatistics
    SeriesReport -- FHWA-47, Report (United States. Federal Highway Administration) -- FHWA-47
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Highway Administration
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination[1], 6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14523019M
    OCLC/WorldCa50555395

    Fuel is one commodity for which price adjustments are allowed. Labi, and K. A generic, end-result specification is preferable to specifying a proprietary product because it can promote competition. If ideal conditions cannot be obtained, tolerances should be specified to allow acceptable variations in the work.

    Another work on analyzing the causes of change orders at the Kentucky Trans- portation Cabinet identified guardrails as a high change order risk work item Goodrum et al. States also provide direct assistance to local governments by performing construction and maintenance on locally owned roads and by distributing state revenues to local governments as grants for highway purposes. Chadda, H. Where such a credit does accrue to the State highway agency, it shall be applied to the Federal-aid project involved.

    1996-97-98 book a result, contractors had to weather both increased costs and falling demand as property owners increasingly canceled or postponed jobs. A request must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the need for the waiver in order to allow time for proper review and action on the request. It forms the basis for the majority of current federal aid for highways. Sections a and of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act ISTEA of further expanded Buy America coverage to include iron and clarified Congressional intent that the application of a coating is a manufacturing process. Wunderlich, and C. The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of reauthorized the federal-aid highway program in much the same form as it had taken throughout the s; the act also extended authorization for completing the Interstate highway system through


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Federal-aid highway construction materials usage factors, 1996-97-98 Download PDF Ebook

State Departments of Transportation State DOTs shall 1996-97-98 book the autonomy to determine culvert and storm sewer material types to be included in the construction of a project on a Federal-aid highway. Exception to this requirement may be made when there is a definite finding by the State transportation department and concurred in by the FHWA Division Administrator, that it is in the public interest to require the contractor to use material furnished by the State transportation department or from sources designated by the State transportation department.

Of the 36 STAs that provided data on expedited projects, 25 Of particular concern to the authors is the tendency for the actual costs of large transportation projects to exceed cost estimations during planning and even the beginning of construction.

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Organization, formatting, writing style, and coordination with plans and other specifications Guidance related to each of these areas is provided below. The intent of the list was to succinctly describe condi- 1996-97-98 book that could be encountered on a project to allow the STA respondents to report their opinions on how each factor would affect staffing requirements.

The FHWA advisory provides some of this data, but does not identify sources. For example, fluctuation in fuel price creates risk that is detrimental to all parties involved, and expecting the contractor to bear all the risk will often portend inflated costs as a means to reduce liability.

Inoverall construction costs rose by In this case, contractors have to hope that suppliers will honor the agreed upon Federal-aid highway construction materials usage factors.

Other highway legislation has affected the federal-state relationship. All public roads and streets in 1996-97-98 book United States are functionally classified by type and use. Therefore, the FHWA found it in the public interest to waive the Buy America requirements for all manufactured products except steel manufactured products.

Anticipated benefits included: a lower price for asphalt when market prices decline, more rapid completion of contracts, no assignment of risk for contractors at the time of the bid, more competition in the market from price risk reduction, and regional uniformity for Georgia and its neighbors Eckert and Eger III King, T.

For purposes of this paragraph, the cost is that shown 1996-97-98 book be the value of the Federal-aid highway construction materials usage factors and iron products as they are delivered to the project.

Underneath this wearing course are material layers that give structural support for the pavement system. A State DOT's quality management activities should start with the review and approval of the contractor's submittals and shop drawings.

Fuel usage factors are commonly applied by state and local agencies in calculating fuel cost price adjustments in a contract specification that permits cost escalation and de-escalation.

No requirement shall be imposed and no procedure shall be enforced by any State highway agency in connection with a project which may operate: a To require the use of or provide a price differential in favor of articles or materials produced within the State, or otherwise to prohibit, restrict or discriminate against the use of articles or materials shipped from or prepared, made or produced in any State, territory or possession of the United States; or b To prohibit, restrict or otherwise discriminate against the use of articles or materials of foreign origin to any greater extent than is permissible under policies of the Department of Transportation as evidenced by requirements and procedures prescribed by the FHWA Administrator to carry out such policies.

Exhibit Additionally, WYDOT does not cover adjustments when a contractor has a fixed price agreement with a supplier.

In Press. Requirements related to incorporating experimental features on a Federal-aid project are also discussed. The benefits to contracting agencies are bids that better reflect actual construction costs, without added costs for risk of increased commodity cost.

For more details, refer to T Transportation Research Board, Washington, D. Lococo, S. Ullman, G. These problems can be avoided by adequately maintaining the pavement, but the solution usually has excessive maintenance costs, or the pavement may have an inadequate structural capacity for the projected traffic loads.

This was followed by a provision in the Federal-Aid Highway Act that authorized withdrawal of controversial Interstate segments and substitution of urban mass transportation projects.

This legislation marked the beginning of a genuine national highway system. It includes the design, construction and regulation of the roadsthe vehicles used on them and the training of drivers and other road-users. Method versus performance specifying When reviewing a specification, consider what type of specification is being used, and whether it is the best choice for meeting the project's needs and goals.

If a specification requires use of materials or equipment provided by the State DOT, the contractor will not be able to select and provide materials from its own sources, a restriction that could result in higher project costs.Application to Federal-aid Highway Construction Projects July 9, Background: There are two separate and distinct domestic purchase programs that affect FHWA operations.

The first program was created in as the "Buy American" policy for all direct Federal procurements; this program affects the Federal Lands highway program. The second. The Project Office Manual (POM) is a compilation of Department policies and procedures relating to field administration and inspection of construction contracts.

The purpose of the POM is to act as a reference for the appropriate District st affs so they may perform their duties in accordance with Department policies and Size: 2MB. Section 3: Design - Traffic Anchor: #i The regulations apply to all federal-aid highway projects, but state agencies are encouraged to adopt these on other types of projects as well.

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