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Estimates Update TrainingBulletins for 2013

Melissa Hollis, Basis of Estimates Coordinator

August 1, 2013 webinar


AgendaJuly 2013 changes (10 min)COPS issues covered at Design Expo

Brief Review of remaining issues

January 2014 changes

COPS issues (10 min)

Specs and Standards issues (20 min)

Legal and Administrative (10 min)


(10 min)


Implementation SchedulePosted Dates

December 2012 to May 2013

Letting Dates

July to December 2013

“July workbook” and 2013 e-book

Posted Dates

July 2013

Letting Dates

January to June 2014

“January workbook” and 2014 e-book


Types of ChangesCOPS: Consolidation of Products and SpecificationsMinimum


ifications for Traffic Control Signals and Devices (MSTCSD)

Approved Products List (APL


Qualified Products List (QPL)

Specifications or Design Standards

Legal or Contract Administration


“A box is a box”July-December 2013 lettings


12-12: Consolidation of Products and Specifications (COPS)

12-14: Jack & Bore for Drainage

12-15: Conduit and related changes

12-17: Vehicle Detectors

12-18: Communication Cable

12-19: Pull, Splice, and Junction Boxes

The same products are used by lighting, signals, and ITS


July-December 2013 lettingsSpecification changes12-16: Asphalt Binders12-20: Litter and Mowing

Binder selection: Coordinate with the District Pavement Design Engineer

Litter Areas:

edge of pavement to R/W line

include established landscape beds, if accessible

exclude new landscape beds (included under 580)

Mowing Areas:

grass/sod areas to R/W line

exclude inaccessible areas, woods, ponds, landscape beds


30 day cycle. NO variations for season, location, etc.

payment will be adjusted for actual areas and cycles


July-December 2013 lettingsLegal or Administrative12-13: Mobilization and Maintenance of Traffic- Multiple Locations

LS pay item

12-21: 2013 Master File "Pay Item Year”

fuel factors

13-01: Security of the Official Estimate (PES/CES changes for Estimators)

Internal security

13-02: Comp Book and Quantity Computation Documents (for lump sum projects) Distribution Process

CPR: all bidders

13-03: Landscape and Related Work

CPR: accounting

13-04: Lump Sum and Special Design Pay Items on Pushbutton Contracts

Defined work for bidding


January 2014 lettingsCOPS changes13-12: Intersection Control BeaconFlashing signal at an intersectionPay item description changed from

“Flashing Beacon Controller”


“Intersection Control Beacon”

Not for use with signs


January 2014 lettingsCOPS changes13-13: Pedestrian DetectorsStandard or AccessiblePole, post, or pedestal paid separately (no station)



Concrete Pole

646 Aluminum Signals Pole (including pedestrian station post)

649 Steel Strain Pole or Mast Arm Assembly


January 2014 lettings13-08: Midblock CrossingIn-Roadway lights1 assembly includes lights, detectors, signs, cabinet, electronicsRRFB: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Assembly

1 assembly includes “everything on the post”: beacons, signs, cabinet, electronics, wiring, pedestrian detector

Single sided or back-to-back

2, 3, or 4 assemblies per crossing

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Assembly

1 assembly includes just the 3-section signal with


Minimum of 2 signals per approach (4+ assemblies per crossing)

Separate payment for poles, detectors, cabinet, etc.


Mid Block Crossing examplesAssembly, by type

Pay Item structure: option for AC or solar power on 654-1 and 654-2.


January 2014 lettingsSpecification Changes13-07: Sidewalk, Curb Ramps, and Detectable Warnings520- Curb (various types)522- Sidewalk and Driveways (includes ramps)

Removal is included in cost of new sidewalk

527- Detectable Warnings

Old: no payment for new / each payment for retrofit

New: Square foot payment for all

Tabulate each location in the plansRefer to Index 304 for estimated quantities

Same for Construction and Maintenance


Index 304, sheet 7 of 7


January 2014 lettingsSpecification Changes13-11: Highway SigningSheeting requirements updated (reflectivity)Added various types of electronic signs

Separated panels, structures, and beacons

Consistent pay item structure between


More on each pay item group…


January 2014 lettingsSpecification Changes13-11: Highway Signing700-1-AB Single Post Sign, per assembly700-2-AB Multi Post Sign, per assembly

Includes sign panel(s), post(s), foundation

B= sheeting area of all panels, NOT wind load


B=0 for relocate, remove, repair

Barrier Mount: Index 11871, max 20


wind load area

Bridge Mount: Index 11870, max wind load on index


Sign Assembly1 assembly (all 6 panels and post)

1 assembly (all panels and 2 posts)


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-3-ABB Sign Panel, eachComplete messageCan be used to add a panel to an existing post/structure

DO NOT USE for additional panels on a new assembly

700-4-ABC Overhead Static Sign Structure,


Static Signs only; DMS sign structures paid under 700-10

Sign panels paid under 700-3


Static Sign Support Structure


B=1 Cantilever


B=2 Span


B=4 Bridge Mount, C=0


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-5-AB Internally Illuminated Sign, per eachIncludes street name signsMounted on span wire or mast arm

Support structure paid separately

Maximum 18


, per specification


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-6-AB Highlighted Sign, per assemblySimilar to single post assemblyAC or solar powered

Includes cabinet, LEDs, sign, post, foundation

Need for visibility, cost, maintenance- MUTCD


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-7-ABC Embedded Dynamic Message Sign, per eachEmbedded sign only; static sign support/assembly paid separately

700-8-ABC Front Access Dynamic Message Sign, per each

May be included with a static sign, or used alone

700-9-ABC Walk-in Dynamic Message Sign, per each

700-10-ABC Dynamic Message Sign Support Structure, per each

Single Post

, Multi-post, overhead bridge

mount: Front access signs

Span, Cantilever: Walk-in signs


Dynamic Message Sign examples

2 embedded signs

1 sign panel

1 static sign support structure

Front Access sign examples

Walk-in sign, DMS sign support structure


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-11-ABC Electronic Display Sign, per assembly“everything on the post” assembly: Includes the sign(s), support structure, foundation, cabinet, speed detector

“integrated dynamic display”

AC or solar powered; with/without sign beacons

Ground or overhead mounted- depending on type


January 2014 lettings13-11: Highway Signing700-12-AB Sign Beacon, per assemblyIntended for adding beacon(s) to static signs

Sign assemblies are paid separately

AC or solar powered

1 or 2 beacons


January 2014 lettingsAdministrative Issues13-06: Crash CushionsNo separate payment for repairs. Changes to Section 7- Protection of existing property, 3


party damages

13-09: Replacement of Computation Books with Plan Summary Boxes

Webinar for CADD/Designers

Webinar for Estimators/ReviewersWebinar for CEI/Construction Final



January 2014 lettingsAdministrative Issues13-10: Landscaping


Engineering & Operations Memo from March 2013 is still in effect.

Guidelines are pending for

Contract Type


Performance Bond

Pay Items



Contract Administration


Questions/CommentsPay Items or BOE detailsMelissa Hollis, BOE



Technical questions

CADD or documentation issues

Design Standards

Construction issues