# How much material for Brick work ?

Hello Friends ,

Do you know how to calculate the material required for constructing 1 CuM of brick masonry ? This information is useful for :

1. Calculating the material to be brought for the brick masonry.
2. Doing rate analysis
3. Making a detailed estimate

Today we shall solve one example so that you are able to understand each step with utmost clairity.

Here we go.

Hope you are able to properly get the steps .

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# You are appointed if you solve these simple questions….

Dear Friends ,

Good afternoon.

Presenting you some interesting problems from the site.

Try to solve these questions as if these have been posed to you during a written test or have been asked by the interviewer. Believe me , these type of sums usually decide the fate of your selection for a job. They appear so simple on the surface that you tend to loose your focus from them. Then subsequently you realize that you have committed some very silly error during solving .

Practice ..Practice and Practice is the only mantra that can be given for the success.

So , as usual , first try to solve them all by yourselves.

When you think you have found the answers , move slightly below the question and find the answers.

Best of luck.!

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# Brick masonry. …estimation.

Hello Friends ,

Good afternoon.

Can you solve this example ?

Once you have solved this , have a look at the following slides for the correct solution .

Best of luck !

Hope your solution matches with the solution given above.

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# BACK TO BASICS….4 Questions for you !

Hi friends ,

Good Morning !

Hope you are enjoying the growing cold in the region.

Today we shall ask ourselves a few basic questions and see whether we can answer them or not ?

Sometime in our quest to learn new things , we simply forget the basics.

Here we go !

Check out from the solutions given below :

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# FOOTING COST on M.S. Excel ?

Dear Friends ,

It has been almost a week that we met here.

Today let us do something different. we have estimated the cost of a footing earlier. However, today we shall see how to carry out the same calculations using the M.S.Excel.

Before we begin , let me narrate the exact problem :

Estimate the material cost for a Box footing of dimensions  P*Q*R .

The Grade of concrete to be used is : M GG

GG can be any value between 20 to 60

[ This  means , it can be a concrete of any grade between M20 TO M60 ].

The material rates are as follows :

1. Cement : Rs.CCC per bag
2. Artificial Sand :Rs.SSS per brass
3. River Sand :Rs.RRR  per brass
4. Aggregate : Rs. AAA per brass

The composition of River and Crushed sand is : X and Y. ( X +Y =100 or Y = 100-X )

[ This means that if we assume River sand factor X to be 50 % , The crushed sand to be mixed shall be 100-50 =50 % ]

The ReBars density in the given RCC is given as : DDD Kg/CuM.

[ For a footing , DDD = 80 to 100 Kg/CuM ]

Rate of REBARS  is : Rs. WWW per MT

Binding wire needed : B % of  DDD. [ As you might remember , B = 1 % to 2 % of the Rebars weight ]

Rate of Binding wire is : Rs. BW per Kg

The Plasticizer to be added is : PPP Ml/bag of Cement

Rate of Plasticizer is : Rs. PS per Litre

So now with this data , let us try a hand at the calculations with MS Excel :

1. Open a new MS Excel sheet on your laptop or Desktop and prepare the following table :
2. The Volume of footing shall be  calculated automatically once we put numeric values for the dimensions
3. Now , you already know how to arrive at the proportion of the Cement, Sand and Aggregate in a concrete if the grade has been given.
4. Make a table like this :

Once we put  the numerical value of the grade in place of GG , we shall directly see the factor of sand in the given grade .

Now , make the following table which shows the consumption of the materials in 1 CuM of concrete of the given grade :

And ….yes…you are ready with the basic template.

In this example , there are 15 variables :

1. Footing Dimension 01 [ P ]
2. Footing Dimension 02 [ Q ]
3. Footing Dimension 03 [ R ]
4. Grade of concrete [GG ]
5. Composition of river and crushed sand [ X % & Y% ]
6. Density of Rebars in the concrete [DDD ]
7. Consumption of Binding wire [B%]
8. Consumption of Plasticizer [PS]
9. Rate of Cement [ CCC ]
10. Rate of Crushed Sand [SSS ]
11. Rate of River sand :[RRR ]
12. Rate of Aggregate [ AAA ]
13. rate of Binding wire [BW ]
14. Rate of Rebars [WWW ]
15. Rate of Plasticizer [PPP]

Now , let us say , on your site , the following values have been determined :

1. Footing Dimension 01 [ P =1200 mm ]
2. Footing Dimension 02 [ Q=1200 mm  ]
3. Footing Dimension 03 [ R= 1200 mm ]
4. Grade of concrete [GG =30 ]
5. Composition of river and crushed sand [ X =50 %  & Y=50 % ]
6. Density of Rebars in the concrete [DDD = 100 Kg/CuM  ]
7. Consumption of Binding wire [B= 1 %]
8. Consumption of Plasticizer [PS= 80 ml /bag ]
9. Rate of Cement [ CCC = Rs 300 per bag ]
10. Rate of Crushed Sand [SSS= Rs. 3800 per brass ]
11. Rate of River sand :[RRR= Rs. 4600 per brass ]
12. Rate of Aggregate [ AAA= Rs.2500 per brass  ]
13. rate of Binding wire [BW= Rs. 50 per kg ]
14. Rate of Rebars [WWW = Rs. 38000 per MT ]
15. Rate of Plasticizer [PPP= Rs.100 per litre]
1. Now we simply need to enter this data into the templates we made earlier in the examples :

The proportion of materials in the concrete is as follows :

The composition of River and Crushed sand shall be :

Now , we need to just feed the data in the Summary template as follows :

Now suppose after a few weeks , your site reports to you that now the data has changed slightly due to various factors. And your boss wants you to re-calculate the cost.

Dont worry. You shall now need less than a minute to tell him the revised cost.

Let us say , the new data is as follows :

Values which have remained constant :

1. Footing Dimension 01 [ P =1200 mm ]
2. Footing Dimension 02 [ Q=1200 mm  ]
3. Footing Dimension 03 [ R= 1200 mm ]
4. Grade of concrete [GG =30 ]
5. Composition of river and crushed sand [ X =50 %  & Y=50 % ]
6. Density of Rebars in the concrete [DDD = 90 Kg/CuM  ]
7. Consumption of Binding wire [B= 1 %]

Following values have been revised :

1. Consumption of Plasticizer [PS= 85 ml /bag ]
2. Rate of Cement [ CCC = Rs 310 per bag ]
3. Rate of Crushed Sand [SSS= Rs. 3900 per brass ]
4. Rate of River sand :[RRR= Rs. 4500 per brass ]
5. Rate of Aggregate [ AAA= Rs.2400 per brass  ]
6. rate of Binding wire [BW= Rs. 45 per kg ]
7. Rate of Rebars [WWW = Rs. 37000 per MT ]
8. Rate of Plasticizer [PPP= Rs.95 per litre]

Just feed the new values in our Summary template :

Now you can promptly inform your boss that the rate of concrete has been reduced from Rs. 8404 per CuM to Rs.8388 per CuM.

Accordingly , the cost of the footing has come down slightly from Rs.14523 to Rs.14494.

So friends , with this template on your laptop , whenever , any of the data in the 15 variables is revised at site , you can proudly present the revised cost within a minute.

Hope you enjoyed this .

Thank you so much !

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# FIND THE LIFT WELL COST QUICKLY !

Dear Friends ,

Good afternoon.

Its a different type of example for you.