What are the main points to be considered in estimating work of a residential building?

There are two main estimating methods:

  • Preliminary estimating – price per unit, price per unit area, price per unit volume, and assembly methods; used mostly at the feasibility stage.
  • Detailed estimating – far more accurate; used by most builders when complete drawings and specifications are available.

10 General Items of Work for Building Cost Estimation

  • Clearing the Site.
  • Soil Excavation for Foundation Trenches.
  • Earthwork in Filling.
  • Damp-Proof Course (DPC)
  • Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) Works.
  • Reinforced Cement Concrete Works.
  • Steel Work.
  • Shuttering (Formwork)
  • Masonry work
  • Plastering Work

Before you directly start calculating quantity, you must precisely and correctly read the construction drawing.

  1. Check dimension of each block is provided or not.
  2. The check Schedule of the opening is there.
  3. Check specification of work.
  4. Check the thickness of the wall is same or changes.


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