Category:601 Field Laboratories
Field laboratories are required on jobs as stated in Standard Specification Section 601. Type 1 (having a minimum 120 ft.2 floor space) and Type 3 Field Laboratories (having a minimum 200 ft.2 floor space and a locked storage area for nuclear equipment) are specified at no direct pay. For grading projects requiring a Type 2 Field Laboratory (see Sec 601.4 for a description), the designer is to consult the district construction and materials personnel on the core team to determine whether it is necessary to include a pay item for the laboratory. There may be cases that the project is in close proximity to a Resident Engineer's office so the Type 2 Field Laboratory can be eliminated from the project. Also, a project might be in close proximity to another project in progress where the laboratory can be shared with both projects.