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Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Hey all,

Just wondering if any of you out there would be happy to help me get a handle on what some unit rates for lab and field testing is in your neck of the woods - not to include travel time, etc. as our site lab is only 2 km from the testing locations.

Nuclear density test - per point
Standard Proctor
Specific gravity (silt/clay trace sand)
organic content

We have some, what I think, outlandish quoted prices for "extra work". The other tests (Atterbergs, Particle size - seem reasonable).

Please, if you would be so kind, identify the currency you are dealing with (Euros, USD, CdnD, Baht, Indian Rupee, etc).

I appreciate any help you may wish to offer . .

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Nuclear Density - only performed on an hourly basis. We charge $62 per hour.
CBR - $250 for a single point and $500 for 3 points
Specific Gravity - $80 each
Organic Content - $$80 each

Above rates are for "standard" projects. Specific projects could be more or less depending.


Mike Lambert

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

SoCal (USD)
Nuclear density test - per point (Technician $60/hr private, $90/hr govt, 4 hr. min)
CBR ($618 w/mod. proctor)
Standard Proctor ($183-4" mold)
Specific gravity (silt/clay trace sand) ($146)
organic content ($59)

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

I've been in Asia too long . . . .!!!!! thanks so far - still looking for other rates. If I were to pay nuclear tests on a lab tech basis only plus say 10% for partial nuclear costs (calibration, leak test, etc) it would be very low as techs here make about $9USD/hr.

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Oops - that $9USD is the day work rate for billing . . .

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Density Testing and Earthwork Monitoring: $38.00/hour (US)
LBR (Equivalent to CBR): $250.00/test (US)
Modified and Standard Proctor: $75.00/test (US)
Specific Gravity Test (Fine Aggregate): $125.00/test (US)
Specific Gravity Test (Course Aggregate): $75.00/test (US)
Organic Content: $30.00/test (US)

RE: Requesting Lab and Field Rates

Thanks all.

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