Route Selection

The Route Selection component of Project Design allows users to select the segment of roadway for which they would like to generate a project cost estimate. Users can enter the route, beginning milepoint, ending milepoint, and the engineering defaults (used to populate the cost estimates throughout the project design process).

(The Route Selection window of Numetric Project Design. This image shows route 0150, with the beginning milepoint of 30, the ending milepoint of 35, and engineering defaults drop-down.)

With the route selected, users can begin to define the project parameters using the tabs outlined in the subsequent sections.

Roadway

The Roadway tab contains 4 customizable sections that can be applied to the selected roadway segment: Rotomilling, , Surface Treatments, Markings and, Rumble Strips. Each of these sections can be customized to fit the needs of each specific project estimate.

(The Roadway tab of Numetric Project Design. This image shows the Rotomilling, Treatments, and markings sections.)

Rotomilling

The Rotomilling section allows users to define the depth of rotomilling that will be applied to the selected road segment in half inch increments. A real-time cost estimate will appear next to the Rotomilling heading.

(A road segment with 2.5 inch rotomill applied.)

Treatments

The Treatments section allows users to apply treatments to the roadway surface. Users can select from a list of previously populated roadway treatments, and specify the depth of the treatment, unit weight, and/or the application rate of the applied treatment. 

(Applying a layer of emulsified asphalt, ¾ inch HMA, and a Chip Seal.)

Numetric provides a visual cross section of the roadway, displaying the rotomilled surface, and all applied treatments in the order they are applied.

As with all other sections, a real-time cost estimate will appear next to the Treatments heading.

(A roadway cross section with 2.5 in. rotomill,  emulsified asphalt SS-1, ¾ in. HMA applied at a 2.5 in. depth, and Chip Seal Type II.)

Markings

The Markings section allows users to select which markings will be replaced as part of the project, as well as the number of applications. 

As with all other sections, a real-time cost estimate will appear next to the Markings heading.

(A paint estimate with all five pavement markings selected for replacement, with two applications.)

Rumblestrips

The Rumblestips section allows users to select which rumblestrips will be replaced as part of the project. If rumblestrips are not present in the current roadway, you will not be able to add rumblestrips to the project.

As with all other sections, a real-time cost estimate will appear next to the Rumblestrips  heading.

(A road segment in which both centerline and shoulder rumblestrips are selected for replacement.)

Assets

The Assets tab allows users to select which non-pavement assets they would like to replace as part of the project. The Assets tab contains three sub-tabs: Signs, Barriers, and Utilities.

Signs

The Signs sub-tab contains a table of all identified signs along the selected road segment, and any data fields available for those signs (e.g. condition, height, side of road, width, comments, legend, etc.). Users can sort the list by any column, and select which signs they would like replaced as part of the project. Additionally, users can use the Quick Select feature to select all signs with a certain condition.

Any signs selected for replacement will display on a map to the left of the table.

The number of signs selected for replacement, as well as a real-time cost estimate for replacement is located in the top right corner of the Signs sub-tab.

(A table displaying all signs for the selected road segment, with the Quick Select dropdown ready to select all signs in Poor condition. The map displaying all selected signs is displayed on the left of the screen with the selected signs highlighted in blue.)

Users can use the Sign Detail flyout to explore the selected asset, as well as the Google Streetview explorer to examine the asset.

(The Sign Detail flyout displaying the Google Streetview and summary of the selected sign.)

Barriers

The Barrier sub-tab contains a table of all identified barriers along the selected road segment, and any data fields available for those signs (e.g. type, end segment, beginning milepoint, etc.). Users can sort the list by any column, and select which barriers they would like replaced as part of the project. Additionally, users can use the Quick Select feature to select all barriers by barrier type.

Any barriers selected for replacement will display on a map to the left of the table.

The number of barriers selected for replacement, as well as a real-time cost estimate for replacement is located in the top right corner of the Barriers sub-tab.

(A table displaying all barriers  for the selected road segment, with the Quick Select dropdown ready to select all W-Beam barriers. The map displaying all selected barriers is displayed on the left of the screen, with the selected barriers highlighted in blue.)

Users can use the Barrier Detail flyout to explore the selected barrier, as well as the Google Streetview explorer to examine the barrier.

(The Barrier Detail flyout displaying the Google Streetview and summary of the selected barrier.)

Utilities

The Utilities sub-tab contains a table of all identified utilities along the selected road segment (e.g. catch basins, manholes, valve boxes, etc.) and any data fields available for those utilities (e.g. type, concrete collar, milepoint, etc.). Users can sort the list by any column, and select which utilities they would like replaced as part of the project. Additionally, users can use the Quick Select feature to select all utilities by type.

Any utilities selected for replacement will display on a map to the left of the table.

The number of utilities selected for replacement, as well as a real-time cost estimate for replacement is located in the top right corner of the utilities sub-tab.

(A table displaying all Utilities  for the selected road segment, with the Quick Select dropdown ready to select all catch basins.  The map displaying all selected utilities is displayed on the left of the screen, with the selected utilities highlighted in blue.)

Users can use the Utility Detail flyout to explore the selected barrier, as well as the Google Streetview explorer to examine the barrier.

(The Utility  Detail flyout displaying the Google Streetview and summary of the selected utility.)

Costs

The Costs tab allows users to customize the default cost assumptions, and unit costs for the entire project. 

Under the Cost Assumptions heading users can customize the default cost assumptions for their project. Here users can change the actual cost, or the percentage of total cost for the following cost items:

  • Change Order Contingency
  • Construction Engineering
  • Incentives
  • Items Not Estimated
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mobilization
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Public Information Services
  • Right of Way
  • Traffic Control
  • Utilities

Users can also create a custom cost item, which will only be added to this specific project.

(The cost assumption table displaying all cost items, as well as the custom cost item “Interest” added at the bottom of the table.)

Under the Surface and Asset Cost sidebar users can customize the default cost assumptions for their project. Here users can change the actual cost of each of the following item units included in the bid:

  • Barrier Ends
  • Barriers
  • Markings
  • Rotomilling
  • Surface Treatments
  • Signs
  • Rumblestrips 
  • Utilities

(The Surface and Asset Costs sidebar, editing the default cost of markings. Here the Yellow and white paint are showing a default cost of $25.30, and paint messages with a cost of $162.86 each)

All changes made to the default cost assumptions and item unit costs will reflect in the cost estimate for the project, and are tracked by Project Design.

Summary

The Summary Tab contains an overview of all treatments applied to the selected roadway, as well as all location details. Additionally, users can enter a custom project number, select the year in which the project will take place, and add custom project notes which will be saved with the project.

(The summary screen, detailing all treatments associated with the project.)

Project Report

Project Design allows users to export a PDF project report which summarizes the entire project, including all surface treatments, assets selected for replacement, as well as all custom cost adjustments.

(A sample PDF Project report.)

Users can also download an interactive worksheet detailing the cost breakdown of the entire project. This worksheet can be shared with, and edited by any internal or external stakeholder.

(A sample interactive worksheet report.)

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