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Category : Estimating & Costing

Estimating and costing in construction management is the calculation of quantities of materials, tools, equipments, labors etc. and cost associated with them.

Methods of Approximate Construction Cost Estimate Preparation

Methods of preparation of preliminary or approximate construction cost estimation for studies of various aspects of work of project and its administrative approval is discussed. This estimate can decide, in case of commercial projects, whether the net income earned justifies the ...

Methods of Reinforcement Quantity Estimation in Concrete Structure

Estimation of steel reinforcement quantity is a necessary step in calculating cost of RCC structure along with other building materials as per construction drawing. Accurate calculation of reinforcement in the building plays an important role in the over all costing of ...

Methods of Detailed Construction Estimation Preparation

The preparations of detailed construction estimate consist of working out quantities of various items of work and then determine the cost of each item. This is prepared in two stages. Methods of Detailed Construction Estimation Preparation i) Details of measurements and calculation ...

Unit Cost Method of Estimation in Construction Projects

Unit cost method of estimation in construction projects starts with dividing a project into various components or elements for the purpose of cost estimation. The cost of each of the project's components or elements are assessed and their cost estimation is ...

Analysis of Rates for Civil Engineering Works

In order to determine the rate of a particular item, the factors affecting the rate of that item are studied carefully and then finally a rate is decided for that item. This process of determining the rates of an item ...

Estimation of Brickwork in Masonry Building

In the procedure for the estimation of brickwork in masonry building, two approaches – Centre-line, and Long and Short-wall methods – are used. While in the case of centre-line approach (in straight forward cases), the total length dimension remains unchanged ...