CALCULATIONS

The Cost of Construction Labor

The majority of my working life has been spent on projects involving government agencies – The Illinois or the Chicago Departments of Transportation, various county highway divisions, O’Hare Airport, basically public works-focused clients. Each entity […]

CALCULATIONS

Bridge Overhang Fillet Calculations

If you are a bridge engineer and you hear the term “negative filet,” you typically start shaking uncontrollably. It’s one of those natural reactions when your senses tell you that Something Isn’t Right. In this […]

CALCULATIONS

Prime Coat Calculations for IDOT

About a year ago, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) changed the way it measures & pays for bituminous prime coat. What used to be a simple computation became complicated (just like everything in construction anymore….). […]