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Design Aids for Cost Estimation of Structural Elements of Building


Shri Hiren Jayantibhai Chavda , Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute Bhavnagar; Shri Tejas D. Khediya, Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute Bhavnagar; Shri Mahipal J.Mer, Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute Bhavnagar; Shri Deepak N. Mamaiya, Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute Bhavnagar; Kum. Nikita K. Panwala, Sir Bhavsinhji Polytechnic Institute Bhavnagar


Aids, Structural Elements of Building


The B.I.S. recently revised the new IS: 456-2000. This standard deals with the general structural use of plain and reinforced concrete. Building contains various structural elements like beam, column, footing, etc. and each elements is designed as per Indian standard so while estimating materials and cost of project we have to estimate each elements manually but it is time consuming. In market various software’s available for estimating quantity of material required known as Quantity Take Off softwares but that softwares are costly and need higher skill operator to operate that software. For saving time in estimating of various structural elements, one need to have their own computer programme or design aids or spreadsheet. In this research we have developed excel programme spreadsheet for the quantity and material cost estimation of various structural elements like footing, beam, column and slab which helps us in faster calculation during design. This aids us to incorporate any changes and correction at planning stage and at execution level if needed. It enables us to give quicker results. We have also programmed in this spread sheet for total quantity of steel which will calculate the total weight and length of each diameter of bar ( i.e. 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm). And in second part of programmed for quantity of materials for concrete design, estimate the total quantity of materials by entering characteristic of elements and grade of concrete mix.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I70304
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
Page(s): 438-441

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