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# Brass ka Funda

**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 !**

# Heart to heart

Dear Readers ,

**You represent 23 countries.**

You may be a **student , a professional or just a curious onlooker.**

It is sure that you are **some where connected to the family of construction.**

With this post you shall find the author’s email id.

Do send **Photographs pertaining to construction in your countries.**

Just imagine what a **great source of information and inspiration **it shall become when these **photographs are centrally published on this blog** and each visitor gets benefited through added insights about construction practices across the world.

Please don’t forget to write down the **details of the photographs or any specific aspects you want the readers to notice .**

*Author intends to use those photographs in the subsequent blogs with appropriate topics and hence please send only those photographs which are free from any copyright hurdles.*

Although it might be stating the obvious , still let me say :

**Since this is a social cause , please don’t expect any compensation whatsoever for your contributions except may be a ” Thank you so much ” .**

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Looking ahead for your **active contributions.**

# Walking the Talk

**Overview****:**

**a**

**properly**

**kept**

**construction**

**site**not only delights the prospective customers but is also highly recommended to avert accidents on site and it also promotes the effectiveness of the operating team.

**to**

**get**

**inspired**from the commendable practices followed at various sites.

**1.****Be**** ****safe**** ****and**** ****be**** ****on**** ****the** **guard****:**

**Barricades**

**:**

**Excavated pits**

**Don’t peep into lift pits**

**Mystery of Open ducts **

**Piles bored but not cast yet ?**

**Water tanks**

**Safety nets on each floor**

**Helmets for everyone**

**Entry restricted to authorised persons**

**Site enclosed all round ?**

**Watchman at the gate ?**

**What about Safety shoes ?**

**Safety belt misplaced ?**

**Things thrown from upper floors ?**

**Passerby safe ?**

**Dowels for columns on terrace:**

**Don’t lean over Parapets**

**2.Keep things neat & clean:**

**Slippery staircase ?**

**Jump over Wooden scrap ?**

**Nail in the toe ?**

**3.Hygiene:**

**No ponds near water tank ?**

**Toilets on the site:**

**Ladies toilet ?**

**Gents ?**

**4.Electrical connections:**

**Cabling on wooden ballies**

**Electrical cable properly connected ?**

**5.Stability:**

**Braces to vertical props?**

**No loose ballies ?**

**6.Moving equipments:**

**alarm ?**

**Flickering lamp ?**

**Cranes**

**Dumpers**

**7.Inflammable materials: Quarantined ?**

**Diesel**

**Petrol**

**Kerosene**

**Thinners**

**Paint material**

**8.Children of the workmen ?**

**Day care**

**Paid Nanny takes care of the kids**

**Enclosure for kids**