KERALA HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

 RATES FOR VARIOUS TESTS

G.O(MS) No.61/2001/PWD    Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 19.9.2001 

Sl.No. Name of Test Rates of PWD Test Rates for non PWD Test
A LABORATORY TEST    
I TESTS ON SOIL    
1 Specific Gravity 14 151
2 Moisture Content 11 104
3 Bulk Density and Void Ratio 17 111
4 Atterberg's Limit 43 321
5 Gram Size Analysis 148 873
6 Unconfined Compressive Strength 18 132
7 Direct Shear Test 74 942
8 Triaxial Compression Test 404 6072
9 Vane Shear Test 13 170
10 Permeability Test 19 170
11 Consolidation Test 442 4186
12 Proctor Compaction 47 349
13 CBR 44 614
14 Organic Content 30 258
15 PH Value 53 232
16 Soluable Salt Content 43 384
17 Soluable Solids & Sulphate 43 384
18 Shear Test on Sand /Clay/Laterate Block using large Direct Shear apparatus Rate/Sample 109 546
II TEST ON CEMENT    
1 Fitness of Cement 79 554
2 Consistency 34 373
3 Time of setting 27 533
4 Specific Gravity 26 297
5 Soundness 45 547
6 Compression Strength of Cement Mortar Cubes 3 & 7days 252 1000
7 Determination of Calcuim Content in Cement 77 989
III TEST ON AGGREGATE    
1 Sieve Analysis 79 785
2 Unit Wt. Bulk Density and Voids Rate 39 417
3 Water absorption and specific gravity 105 868
4 Abrasion Test LOS Angles 210 1893
5 Aggregate Curshing Value 123 840
6 Aggregate impact Value 90 606
7 Soundness Test Fine 218 1743
8 Soundness Test-Coarse 232 978
9 Motar making property of fine aggregates 109 872
10 Flakness and elongation index test 36 540
11 Stripping Value bitumen adhesion 175 764
IV TEST ON CONCRETE    
1 Compressive Test on 10 cm cube 72 211
2 Compressive test on 15cm cube 72 211
3 Compressive test on 15cm x 30 cm height cylinder 72 211
4 Mixing of cement concrete given material for comprerssive test of 10cm cube 269 1264
5 Mixing of cement concrete given material for compressive test of 15 cm cube 308 1313
V TEST ON BRICKS AND TILES    
1 water absorption  116 512
2 Breaking load test on tiles 55 435
3 Abration test on tiles 322 1074
4 Permiability test on tiles 217 885
5 Tolerance and wrapage test all bricks and tiles 30 381
6 Compressive strengrth of bricks 106 818
7 Efflorscence 48 403
8 Breaking load all mosaic tiles 55 435
VI TEST ON LIME    
1 Mortar making property of lime 45 374
2 Determination of Calcium hydroxide in lime 112 650
3 Determination of Calcium content in lime 80 609
VII TEST ON BITUMEN    
1 Penetration 197 792
2 Ductility 235 839
3 Softening Point 146 728
4 Specific Gravity 155 739
5 Viscocity 166 753
6 Flash and fire point 146 728
VIII BITUMEN MIX TEST    
1 Marshall Stability 411 1062
2 Habbard field stability 354 989
3 Bitumen Extration 698 2095
IX  a. BITUMEN AND A.C. MIX DESIGN FOR ROAD WORKS 3522 15607
b. CONCRETE MIX DESIGN 2600 12666
X MISCELLANEOUS    
1 Cement content in cement mortar 216 1724
2 Cement content in cement concrete 216 1724
3 Lime content in clayey soil 62 444
4 Loss on ignation in clayey soil 38 415
5 Magnesium content in clayey soil 59 680
6 Sulphuric  unhydride in clayey soil 54 435
7 Calcium Carbonate in clayey soil 58 440
XI   A TEST RATE OF STEEL    
1 Ultimate strength and yield strength 480 1100
2 Ultimate strength and modulus of elasticity 480 1548
3 Bend test 480 1004
4 Unit weight 115 265
B FIELD TEST    
1 Plate bearing test 187 2825
2 Field CBR test 21 889
3 Field Dry Density 40 266
4 (a) Std. penetration test (Hand boring) Excluding cost of bentonite    
i For the 1st 10m or part thereof rate per test 126 445
ii For every Additional 10m or part thereof rate per test 139 462
4 (b) Std. penetration test (wash boring) Excluding cost of benotonite    
i For the 1st 10m or part thereof rate per test 272.5 630
ii For every Additional 10m or part thereof rate per test 272.5 630
5 Field Vane shear test    
i For the 1st 10m or part thereof rate per test 145 1615
ii For every Additional 10m or part thereof rate per test 174 2377
6 Boring with hand boring equipment (excluding cost of departmental Bentonite)    
i Up to 10m below ground level rate/m 446 848
ii Between 10m and 30m. Rate/m 496 911
7 Boring with wash boring equipment (excluding cost of Bentonite)    
i Up to 10m below ground level rate/m 923 1449
ii Between 10m and 30m below G.L Rate/m 1025 1578
iii For exceeding 30m Rate/m 1128 1707
8 Recovering undisturbed soil samples for any depth Rate/sample 384 505
9 Collecting rock samples of 100mm dia and not less than 300m depth for any depth Rate/Sample 732 899
B II TEST ON ROAD SURFACE    
i Road deflection study (2km or part there of)(Benkle man  deflection method) 126 1022
       
NB: 1) Test on lime is avoided since construction using lime is not done now-a-days and  now no samples are received
2) For preparation of Technical Reports add an extra report charge of Rs. 3000/-