Project Design - Route/Region Selection

Use Project Design to produce a cost estimate to resurface a given section of roadway.

How to select and evaluate a route/intersection

  1. Open the Numetric Project Design application. To create a new Project, click + New Project Design  in the top right corner. Note: all saved projects are displayed on this screen. 

2. In the New Project Design window enter the route, beginning and ending milepoint for the project, as well as the Engineering Defaults to use in calculations. Project Design will automatically plot the selected route on the map, and calculate the surface area involved in the project.

3. The New Project Design window will now populate with the pavement, marking, and asset data for the selected route.

Surface Treatments

Use Project Design to estimate costs of applying surface treatments to the selected route, including rotomolling, surface treatments, pavement markings, and rumblestrips.

How to add surface treatments to a roadway

1. Login to Project Design and select a section of roadway.

2. From the Surface Tab, set the rotomilling depth to apply for this project. The treatment preview section of the screen will visualize the selected treatments.

3. To apply a surface treatment, click the + Add button next to the Surface Treatments heading, and select the treatment you would like to apply.

Once you have selected a treatment, you can set either the depth, density, or application rate (depending on the selected treatment). Project Design will auto-populate with your departments default values. Continue to add treatments as needed for the project.

4. Under the Markings and Rumble Strips headers, select the pavement markings and number of applications, as well as the rumblestrips you would like to apply to the project. Project Design will automatically populate these fields based on the asset data on record for this route.

Assets

Use the Assets tab of Project Design to view and select assets to replace as part of the project.

How to Include Assets in a Project

1. Login to Project Design and select a section of roadway, and select the surface treatments to apply to the project.

2. From the Assets tab, you can select which signs, barriers, and utilities to replace as part of the project. Under the Signs sub-tab is a table of all signs in the selected route, with the type of sign, condition, and location of sign displayed. Select a sign to replace it with the project. 

To select all signs with a given condition, click the Quick Select drop-down menu, and select a condition. This will select all signs with that condition, and will include their replacement as part of the project estimate.

3. Click on any sign in the table to view the Sign Detail flyout, which contains all available data for that sign, as well as an image of the sign from Google Streetview.

You can also download a CSV of the Signs table by clicking the Download button at the bottom of the table.

4. To replace a section of barrier, select the Barrier sub-tab, and select the section of barrier to replace. As with the Signs sub-tab, you can quick select types of barriers, and view the Barrier Detail flyout.

5. The Uitilities sub-tab allows you to select any utilities to replace as part of the project, and functions the same as the Signs and Barriers sections.

Costs

Use the Costs section of Project Design to view and adjust your cost defaults for the replacement project.

How to view and adjust costs in a Project

1. Login to Project Design and select a section of roadway, and select the surface treatments to apply to the project, and the assets to replace as part of the project

2. From the Costs tab, you can view the cost estimates for the surface treatments, and assets associated with the project, as well as other costs associated with the project.

3. The Surface & Asset Costs sidebar, contains the unit costs of all barriers, markings, rotomilling, rumbelstrips, signs, surface treatments, and utilities included in this project.

The total cost for all treatments and assets is located at the top of the sidebar.

Under each heading in the Surface & Asset Costs sidebar, you can edit the default costs for that heading. Any changes to the defaults are tracked in the final Project Report.

4. In the center of the Costs tab is the Other Costs heading. This section contains a list of common, non-asset-related costs associated with a project. Each cost item is listed, with the cost column, indicating the total cost estimated for that cost item, as well as the percent of the Surface & Asset costs. The percentages are based on region-specific defaults, and can be modified as needed directly in the Costs tab. 

5. To add a cost item that is not currently included in the project, click the +Add Cost Item button at the bottom of the table, and enter the name of the cost item to add. You can then enter either the percent of the Surface & Asset Costs, or the raw cost of that item. 

Summary, Save, and Export

Use the Summary section of Project Design to the overall cost of your project, then save, and share your project with others in your organization. 

How to Save and Export your Project

1. Login to Project Design and select a section of roadway, select the surface treatments to apply to the project, the assets to replace as part of the project, and finalize the cost defaults.

2. From the Summary tab, you can enter a project number, and select the project start year, as well as enter any notes you would like associated with this project.

3. The Summary tab also contains an overview of the Surfaces, Assets, and Other Costs associated with this project. 

4. To save the project, click the Save icon located in the top right corner of the screen, and enter project name, and category in the corresponding fields, and click Save Project Design.

5. With your Project saved, you can now export both an Excel Worksheet or PDF document. To export an Excel Worksheet, click the Worksheet icon at the top of the screen. This will prompt you to save an Excel file on your local computer. This Excel file is a spreadsheet equivalent of the saved project, and has tabs corresponding with each tab in the Project Design application. In the Costs tab of the spreadsheet, you can edit the costs (column C), and the totals will adjust accordingly. (note: any changes made to the exported spreadsheet will not be reflected in the Project Design application).

6. To export a PDF Project Report, click the PDF icon at the top of the saved project screen. Enter the report title and requester in the corresponding fields, and click Generate Report. This will generate the Project Report.

7. A preview of your report will appear, if everything looks good, click the Save & Download button located in the top right corner of the screen. This will save a PDF of the report on your local computer, and save a copy of this report in the Reports section of Numetric.

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