**Dear Friends ,**

**Overview :**

**Although in a previous article , we have seen the use of the term brass in context of various measurements at site , let us understand the term in new background with fresh examples .**

**Questions :**

**In this article , we shall answer the following questions :**

**1. What is the meaning of Brass ?**

**2. How do we measure the Brass ?**

**3.If the rates given are in Brass , how do we convert this into CuM and vice versa ?**

**4. Some tips for accurate measurements of the Brass at the site**

**Introduction :**

**The term Brass is numeric . Just like Dozen means 12 , the term Brass means 100 .**

**This term is used only when the measurements are in British units .**

**It is used both for area ( Sqft .) and Volume ( CFt ).**

**Example in Area ( British units ):**

**Suppose one slab measures 80′ long and is 40′ wide.**

**The area is 90′ X 40′ = 3200 Sqft.**

**So , we shall say that the slab area is 3200/100 = 32 Brass.**

**Example in Volume ( British units ):**

**Assume that there is a truck carrying sand .**

**The dimensions of the truck are :**

**15 ‘ long , 8′ wide and the depth of sand is 3’. ( measured by a rod )**

**The volume of the sand shall be 15 ‘ X 8’ x 3 ‘ = 360 CFt.**

**So , we shall say that the volume of sand in the truck is :**

**3600/100 = 36 Brass.**

**Remember that this term is not used with reference to Metric units .**

**Example in Area ( Metric units ):**

**Let us assume that there is a slab of length :8 M and width 4m.**

**The area of the slab is : 8M x 4 m = 32 SqM.**

**We can say that the slab area is 32 SqM and shall not say this in Brass.**

**But someone insists that this area ( 32 SqM ) be expressed in Brass , we proceed as follows :**

**Step 01 : Convert this area into sqft.**

**32 SqM x 10.76 Sqft. = 344.32 Sqft.**

**Step 02 : Divide this area by 100 to express it in Brass.**

**344.32/100 = 3.44 Brass.**

**Thus , we can say that a slab of 32 SqM.( 8M x 4 m )is actually 3.44 brass.**

**Or , we can also say that 1 Brass ( = 32/3.44 ) = 9.302 SqM**

**Example in Volume ( Metric units ):**

**1.Suppose a supplier quotes the rate of sand as Rs.6000 per Brass.**

**This means 6000/100 = Rs.60 per Cft.**

**We know that 1CuM = 35.29 Cft.**

**Therefore , the rate shall be 60 x 35.29 = Rs.2117.4 per CuM**

**2. Suppose we get a rate of aggregate as Rs, 1500 per CuM and this has to be expressed in Brass.**

**How do we proceed ?**

**Step 01 : Convert this into per Cft.**

**Rs.1500 per CuM means 1500 / 35.29 = 42.504 Rs./Cft.**

**Therefore , the rate per Brass shall be 42.504 X 100 = 4250.4 Rs./Brass .**

**Practice questions :**

**1. What is the area in Brass for a floor of size 140′ X 25′ ?**

**( Answer : 35 Brass )**

**2. What is the volume of a truck of dimensions : 18′ X 8′ x 5′ ?**

**( Answer : 72 Brass )**

**3. Express the rate Rs.4500 per Brass into per CuM ?**

**( Answer : 1588.05 per CuM )**

**4. Express the rate Rs.2500 per CuM into per Brass ?**

**( Answer : 7084.16 per Brass )**

**Friends , hope you have now correctly understood the concept behind the Brass in a practical way.**

**The more often you use this , the better you shall understand this .**

**All the best !**

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Santosh Kulkarni posted: “Dear Friends , Overview : Although in a previous article , we have seen the use of the term brass in context of various measurements at site , let us understand the term in new background with fresh examples . Previous article : Sir ..sand is 1”

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Suppose we have to calculate brass in truck sand

Then we length breath and height consider in foot or inches or in cm

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Hello Komal ,

Please remember the dimensions have to be in feet and Inch if you have to calculate the Brass.

Brass is only in the British units not in MKS or CGS.

Thanks for the query.

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