2009 Alberta Heavy Construction Costs

Manhours, labor and material costs for heavy construction

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General RequirementsBarriersTesting, BalancingSite final clean-upPersonnel costsSafety, Security, Fire ProtectionTemporary facilitiesTemporary fenceHealth and safetyRadioactive waste abatement jobsHazardous and toxic waste jobsMonitoring, sampling, and analysisSubmittalsDecontamination of construction

Site WorkSubsurface investigation, boringsContainment of hazardous wasteLandfill gas and leachate controlCollection of wasteDecontaminationUnderground storage tank removalStructure movingClearing and grubbingInterior building demolitionSelective demolitionAsbestos removalSite gradingRock removalEmbankment & compactionTrenching & backfillingStructural excavationCompaction waterHorizontal boring, casing onlyBulk excavationSite excavation and fillCompactionField testsSoil stabilizationVibro-flotation soil stabilization Soil treatments and testsFinish grading for structuresDrilling and pressure groutingRip rapGabionsSoil cementErosion control fabricsTunneling instrumentationTunnel and shaft excavationPrestressed concrete pilesSteel H-section piles, rolled steelSteel pipe pilesConcrete filled steel shell pilesWood pilesDrilled caissonsSteel sheeting shoringWood sheetingWales and shoresBin type retaining wallsRock boltingIrrigation systemsConcrete pipeReinforced concrete pipePrestressed 150 PSI concrete pipeDuctile iron pipeWelded steel pipeSteel pipeCorrugated metal pipeCorrugated polyethylene pipeExtra strength vitrified clay pipeABS plastic drainage pipeFoundation drainage under drainsUnderslab drainageStorm drainsSand drainsRelief wellsSoil stabilizationErosion controlMembrane lining systemsGas distribution linesNatural gas metersPower cost, Fuel cost, Water costWater distribution linesWater wellsChilled water distributionWaste water collectionPaving and surfacingCrushed stone pavingBituminous concrete pavingCold milling of pavementPortland cement concrete pavingRoller compacted concreteRoadway repair and resurfacingPavement sealingPavement markingCurbs and guttersSidewalkAviation fuel distributionChain link fencesWire and misc. metal fencesWood fencingParking appurtenancesGuard railsTraffic signageParking barriersPlaying field seatingRecreational facilitiesYard improvements, fountainsPlanter boxesTrash containmentLandscape seedingTop soilLawns maintenance

ConcreteStructural concrete formworkConcrete reinforcing steelWelded wire fabricStressing tendonsFibrous concrete reinforcementConcrete expansion jointsWaterstopsConcrete admixturesConcrete curingNormal weight structural concreteConcrete toppingExposed aggregate concreteRusticated concrete finishSolid board concrete finishFlexural concreteGrooved concrete surfaceSpecially placed concreteGunite (shotcrete)Roller compacted concretePrecast wall panelsPrecast deckPrecast structural sectionsMiscellaneous precast itemsPrecast prestressed concretePrecast retaining wallsGypsum concrete deckInsulating concrete roof deckCementitious wood fiber planksGrout for equipment basesGrouting for jointsMechanical concrete cleaning

MasonryCement and lime mortarsMasonry accessories, reinforcingAnchors and tie systemsControl jointsMortarScaffolding, tubular steelBrick masonryStructural glazed tileConcrete unit masonryGlazed concrete unit masonryPrecast structural units for masonryPre-assembled masonry panelsClay backing and partition tileTerra cotta coping (veneer)Glass unit masonrySound absorbing unit masonrySound absorbing glazed tileStoneMarble Limestone panelsGranite panelsSlateMasonry cleaningMasonry restorationRefractories, flue liners

MetalsStructural steel metal framingStructural aluminumWire rope and accessoriesSteel chain and accessoriesStandard steel joistsMetal roof and floor deckAnchor boltsExpansion boltsAnchor ringsHex boltsThreaded rodsMetal stairsPipe and tube railingGratingCastingsCutting and drillingCable and accessoriesWater control devicesOrnamental metal handrail and railingsOrnamental sheet metal louversExpansion joint covers

Wood and PlasticsLight wood framingSheathing, Siding, SubflooringMill framed structuresMouldingsPreservative treated lumberFire retardant treated lumberKiln drying treatmentCabinetworkPanelingFiberglassPlastic nettingFasteners, Anchors, Supports

Thermal & Moisture ProtectionElastomeric waterproofingBituminous waterproofingModified asphalt waterproofingLiquid waterproofingBentonite waterproofingMetallic oxide waterproofingDampproofingBituminous dampproofingSprayed silicone dampproofingCementitious dampproofingBuilding insulationLoose fill insulationRigid insulation for roofsSprayed on insulationFreezer & chiller panel insulationShinglesTile roofingPreformed roofingSidingBuilt-up bituminous roofingPrepared roll roofingElastic sheet roofingFluid applied roofingInverted roof systemSheet metal roofingFlashing and trimGutters and downspoutsFlashingGravel stopsVentsPlastic skylightsMetal framed skylightsRoof hatchesAccess doorsGravity ventilatorsJoint fillers and gasketsSealants and caulking

Doors and WindowsSteel doors and framesMetal semi-circular head doorsAluminum doors and framesWood doorsWood semi-circular head doorsSliding metal fire doorsMotor operated fire doorsSliding metal clad doorsHanger doorsCoiling doorsCoiling grillesTelescoping doorsBi-folding doorsAccordion folding doorsFlexible doorsSectional wood overhead doorsSectional metal overhead doorsSliding glass doorsVertical lift doorsScreen and storm doorsCold storage doorsStorefront doorsRevolving doorsSteel windowsAluminum windowsWood windowsFinish hardwareDoor operatorsWeatherstripping and sealsThresholdsPlate and float glassSheet glassTempered safety-glassWired glassRough and figured glassBullet resistant glassSpandrel glassCoated glassLaminated glassInsulating glassMirror glassPlastic glazingGlazing accessories

FinishesPartition & wall systemsGypsum plasterCement plasterPlaster accessoriesGypsum wallboard systemsGypsum wallboard accessoriesCeramic tileUnglazed tilesQuarry tileConductive tilePortland cement terrazzoPrecast terrazzoConductive terrazzoAcoustical ceiling panelsAcoustical ceiling tilesMetal ceiling systemsAcoustical insulation & barriersCeiling suspension systemsWood strip flooringWood parquet flooringGym floorsWood block industrial flooringResilient flooringFluid applied resilient flooringConductive resilient flooringCarpet and paddingCarpetEpoxy marble chip flooringBrick flooringFloor matsSprayed fireproofingExterior paintingInterior paintingTransparent finishesHydraulic structure workVinyl wall coveringsCork wall coveringWall fabricsCorner guardsFlexible wood sheets

SpecialtiesHospital cubiclesToilet partitions and urinal screensMetal toilet partitionsShower & dressing compartmentsTurnstilesPest controlFlagpolesDirectory and bulletin boardsPlaquesSignsWardrobe lockersBox lockersBasket lockersFire extinguishers accessoriesFire extinguisher cabinetsMail chutesMail boxesDemountable partitionsMetal partitions, movableWire mesh partitionsMetal storage shelvingWood shelvingToilet and bath equipmentDispensers and receptaclesMedicine cabinetsAsh traysShower curtain rodJanitorial accessoriesHand dryersHospital accessoriesWardrobe specialtiesWindow treatment

EquipmentVacuum cleaning systemBank and vault equipmentMotorized checkroom equipmentDarkroom equipmentUnit kitchensCooking equipmentVentilation hoodsBakery equipmentDishwashing equipmentGarbage disposersSprays and hosesPot and pan washingFood preparation machinesFood preparation tablesFood serving unitsIce machinesServing equipmentDispensing equipmentRefrigerated casesRefrigerated boxesHeated and holding cabinetsShelving and racksGymnasium athletic equipmentBowling alley equipmentPaint spray boothsShop equipmentSteel laboratory cabinetsMedical laboratory equipmentLaboratory instrumentsLaundry equipmentMedical equipmentHospital cardiac care equipmentHospital medication equipmentOptical care equipmentPhysical therapy equipmentRadiology equipmentMedical sterilizing equipmentSurgical equipmentX-ray equipmentAutopsy equipmentPatient care equipmentDental care equipmentGeneral medical equipmentMedical furnishingsMedical instrumentsPackaged incineratorsWaste compactorsLoading dock levelersPortable platformsSeals and sheltersDock bumpersResidential kitchen equipmentResidential washing equipmentResidential environmental equipmentAccess stairsStage equipmentRifle range equipmentWarehouse equipment

FurnishingsDrapery accessories

Special ConstructionAccess and pedestal floorsRadio frequency shieldingUnderground storage tanksTreatment of hazardous wastePrimary treatment of wasteSecondary waste treatmentTertiary treatmentChemical fixation & stabilizationSludge treatmentThermal treatment and destructionDisposal of hazardous wasteNuclear constructionPre-engineered buildingsMetal building systemsVaultsSwimming pool equipmentEnergy monitoring and control

Conveying SystemsCollective elevatorsAutomatic elevatorsHydraulic elevatorsSmall elevatorsFreight elevatorsCollective freight elevatorsHydraulic freight elevatorsIndustrial hoistsOverhead traveling bridge cranesChair liftsVehicular liftsAsh hoistsCommercial liftsMaterial handling & transportationLinen chutesTrash chutesWaste handling systemsEscalatorsMoving sidewalksPneumatic message systemsPneumatic trash systems

MechanicalValve tagsPiping systems identificationBalancing of HVAC systemsTesting, startup and checkoutSteel pipeSteel pipe fittingsRoll grooved steel pipe fittingsGalvanized steel pipe fittingsCast iron pipeCopper pipePlastic pipeGlass pipeStainless steel pipeRubber hosePiping specialtiesSwivel jointsStrainers, filters and driersBasket strainersVacuum breakersShock absorbersMedical gas system specialtiesWall seals, sleeves, holesFlashing and safingHangers and supportsValves, cocks and faucetsGate valvesFlap and flush valvesButterfly valvesBall valvesGlobe valvesWall hydrantsCheck valveSwing check valvesBackwater valvesFaucets (hose bibbs)Washer and dryer outletsFlow control valvesPressure regulating valvesPressure relief valvesSolenoid valvesSteam trapsTempering controllersTrap primersPumpsCentrifugal pumpsRotary pumpsTurbine pumpsSump pumpsSubmersible pumpPneumatic ejectorsPneumatic pumpsVacuum pumpsMedical air compressorsVibration isolationPiping expansion jointsFlow measuring devicesSteel tanksPlastic tanksGas storage tanksPiping insulationTempered water piping Insulation foam rubberDuct insulationBooster pumping equipmentWater reservoirs and tanksFiltration equipmentWater softening equipmentWater deionizersChlorinating equipmentChemical feedersWater filtersWater meteringSewage ejectors, submersibleGrease interceptorsSewage treatment equipmentAeration equipmentFloor and shower drainsRoof drainsCleanoutsDomestic water heatersCommercial water heatersSediment interceptors & separatorsWaste and vent pipingPlumbing fixtures and trimPlumbing fixture carriersDomestic water coolersBath & shower valves & headsShower receptors and enclosuresSwimming pool equipmentCirculation and filtration equipmentSwimming pool cleaning equipmentChemical treatment equipmentFan coil unitsPackaged heating and coolingPackaged heat pumpsComputer room air conditionersHumidifiersDehumidifiersFurnacesCentrifugal fansPropeller fansFly fansAxial flow fansExhaust fansPower roof ventilatorPower wall ventilatorsRoof ventilatorsFansAir handling unitsDuctworkDuct liningTailpipe exhaust equipmentBreeching and smoke pipeManual dampersDampers, motorizedFire dampersSmoke and fire dampersTurning vanesDistribution devicesDuct access panels and doorsWall and floor diffusersCeiling diffusersLouversAir treatment equipmentAir separatorsHigh efficiency filtersDust collectorsSound attenuatorsAir compressors and dryersPrimary HVAC control devicesThermostatsHumidistatsStatic pressure controllersAquastatsFreezestatsCarbon monoxide detectorsControl dampersControl valvesControl motorsRelays and switchesTimersRecorders

ElectricalBasic materials and methodsCable instalation methodsRacewaysConduitBus ductUnderfloor ductsCable traysMetal framing materialsWire and cableWire connections and devicesMulti-conductor cablesBoxesWiring devicesMotors and equipmentMotor mountingMotor startersMotor and circuit disconnectsCircuit breakers not in panelMotor generator setsAutomatic transfer equipmentUninterrupted power systemsPrimary unit substationsSecondary unit substationsSectionalizing switchesTransformersUnderground distributionPole line constructionMeteringGround fault protectionGroundingCopper conductorsGround rodsGround clamps and fittingsCadweld bondingGrounding equipmentDistribution switchboardsBranch circuit panelboardLighting fixturesArchitectural lighting fixturesCommercial lighting fixturesIndustrial fixturesExterior lighting fixturesExterior wall mounted fixturesWalkway lightingFlood lightsStreet lightingExterior area lightingSpecial purpose lighting fixturesPoles and standardsAviation lighting systemEmergency light and powerBattery charging equipmentSpecial electrical distributionCathodic protectionRF filtersAlarm and detection systemsFire alarm & detection panelsClock and program systemsTelephone equipmentIntercommunication equipmentPublic address equipmentClosed circuit televisionFiber optics cableIntrusion detection systemElectric resistance heatingElectric duct heaters & reheatersElectric heatersMotor control centersMotor control centersFactory installed accessoriesLighting control equipmentElectric HVAC controlsLimit switchesSensing devicesLevel switchesControl cabinets

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