Tilt-up panel costs (cont.)
Embedded steel for pickup and brace point hardware. Usually 10 to 12 points per panel, quantity and type depend on panel size
  Embedded pickup & brace hardware, typical C8@.001 SF .76 .05 — .81
Note: Inspection of reinforcing may be required before concrete is placed.
Concrete, 3,000 PSI, placed direct from chute
  Concrete only (before waste allowance) — CY 117.00 — — 117.00
  6" thick panels (54 SF per CY) CL@.008 SF 2.24 .32 .08 2.64
  8" thick panels (40.5 SF per CY) CL@.010 SF 3.01 .40 .10 3.51
Concrete, 3,000 PSI, pumped in place
  Concrete only (before waste allowance) — CY 129.00 — — 129.00
  6" thick panels (54 SF per CY) M2@.008 SF 2.47 .35 .03 2.85
  8" thick panels (40.5 SF per CY) M2@.011 SF 3.30 .49 .04 3.83
Finish concrete panels, one face before lifting P8@.004 SF — .18 .02 .20
Continuous inspection of pour, if required, based on 5,000 to 6,000 SF being placed per 8-hour day
  Typical cost for continuous inspection of pour — SF — — — .08
Curing wall panels with spray-on curing compound, per SF of face, based on 250 SF per gallon CL@.001 SF .04 .04 — .08
Strip, clean and stack 2" edge forms CL@.030 LF — 1.21 — 1.21
Braces for panels
Install rented panel braces, based on an average of three braces per panel for panels averaging 400 to 500 SF each. See also, Remove panel braces
  Typical cost for braces, per SF of panel F5@.005 SF — .24 .14 .38
Miscellaneous equipment rental, typical costs per SF of wall panel
  Rent power trowels and vibrators — SF — — .09 .09
  Rent compressors, hoses, rotohammers, fuel — SF — — .09 .09
Lifting panels into place, with crane and riggers, using a 140 ton truck crane
  Move crane on and off site, typical — LS — — 3,230.00 3,230.00
  Hourly cost (4 hr minimum applies), per hour T2@11.0 Hr — 575.00 493.00 1,068.00
  Set, brace and align panels, per SF of panel measured on one face, Based on 1,100 SF per hour T2@.010 SF — .52 .51 1.03
Allowance for shims, bolts for panel braces and miscellaneous hardware,labor cost is included with associated items Typical cost per SF of panel — SF .42 — — .42
Weld or bolt panels together, typically 2 connections are required per panel, equipment is a welding machine. Typical cost per panel connection T3@.667 Ea 93.40 34.90 3.72 132.02
Continuous inspection of welding, if required.
  Inspection of welds, per connection (3 per hour) — Ea — — — 27.50
Set grout forms at exterior wall perimeter. Based on using 2" x 12" boards. Costs shown include stakes and assume 3 uses of the forms
  Using 2" x 12" boards (per MBF) — MBF 707.00 — — 707.00
  Cost of forms per linear foot (LF) F5@.019 LF .92 .90 — 1.82
Pour grout under panel bottoms. Place 2,000 PSI concrete (grout) directly from the chute of ready-mix truck.
  Typically 1.85 CY per 100 LF of wall M2@.005 LF 2.07 .22 — 2.29

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