ANSWER: The U.S. DOL rolls out wage determinations on a geographical basis. So, some wage determinations do have surveyor prevailing wage rates listed. However, we have yet to see surveyor rates published in Region 9 or Region 10. (West Coast). If rates are not published then you must submit a conformance. If there is a local state prevailing wage rate, you can pay that rate until such time at the DOL approves your conformance You MAY NOT ignore the need to file a conformance (SF 1444). Be aware that Surveyor rates under Davis Bacon only apply to work performed on an active construction site. So, preconstruction activity or design work is generally not covered by Davis Bacon.

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