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# ESTIMATION SPECIFICATION & CONTRACTS

Course Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is to enable the students to:
• Understand the quantity calculations of different components of the buildings.
• Understand the rate analysis of different quantities of the buildings components.
• Learn various specifications and components of the buildings.
Course Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this course:
• The student should be able to determine the quantities of different components of
buildings.
• The student should be in a position to find the cost of various building components.
• The student should be capable of finalizing the value of structures.
SYLLABUS:
UNIT – I General items of work in Building – Standard Units Principles of working out
quantities for detailed and abstract estimates –Approximate method of Estimating.
UNIT – II Rate Analysis – Working out data for various items of work over head and
contigent charges.
UNIT-III Earthwork for roads and canals, Reinforcement bar bending and bar requirement
schedules.
UNIT – IV Contracts – Types of contracts – Contract Documents – Conditions of contract,
Valuation of buildings Standard specifications for different items of building construction.
UNIT-V Detailed Estimation of Buildings using individual wall method.
UNIT –VI Detailed Estimation of Buildings using centre line method.
IV Year – II Semester
L T P C
4 0 0 3
ESTIMATION SPECIFICATION & CONTRACTS
FINAL EXAMINATION PATTERN:
The end examination paper should consist of SIX questions from Unit 1 to Unit 4, out of
which THREE are to be answered (60% weight-age) & ONE mandatory question (40%
weight-age) from Units 5 & 6 is to be answered.
Text Books:
1. Estimating and Costing, B.N. Dutta, UBS publishers, 2000.
2. Civil Engineering Contracts and Estimates, B. S. Patil, Universities Press (India) Pvt.
Ltd., Hyd.
3. Construction Planning and Technology, Rajiv Gupta, CBS Publishers & Distributors
Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.
4. Estimating and Costing, G.S. Birdie.
References:
1. Standard Schedule of rates and standard data book, Public works department.
2. IS 1200 (Parts I to XXV-1974/ Method of Measurement of Building & Civil Engg
Works – B.I.S.
3. Estimation, Costing and Specifications, M. Chakraborthi; Laxmi publications.
4. National Building Code