Construction Cost Estimating


How to make rate analysis of brick masonry

This civil engineering tutorial will teach you how to make rate analysis for brick masonry through excel sheet.

Rate Analysis of brickwork is based on the rates of different types of materials like cement, sand, bricks, and rates for labor i.e. mason, water carrier and other labors. The rates of these differ location wise and time. These are acquired from the schedule of rates of specific location or from local market and should be multiplied with the quantities of materials and labors already calculated to obtain the rate analysis.

For rate analysis of brick masonry, 1m3 of brick masonry is taken into consideration.

1. Number of bricks for 1 cubic meter of brick masonry:
For 1m3 of brick masonry, the number of standard size of bricks necessary is 494.

2. Quantity of mortar for 1m3 of brick masonry:
For 1m3 of brickwork, the quantity of the mortar necessary is 25 – 30%, i.e. 0.25m3 – 0.3m3 of cement masonry.

Labors necessary for brick masonry are mason for brick work, labors for carriage of materials (sand, cement, bricks, and water), mixing and transporting mortar.

The quantity of labour is stated as requirement of labour in days for 1m3 of brick masonry.

The tutorial focuses on the following points:-

Different dimensions of wall for half brick wall and half brick wall.
C/S Mortar Ratio
Quantity of dry mortar
The quantity of material for bricks, cement bags and sand (m3).

The quantity of labors and total labor costs (with hand mixing of mortar) for mason, labor, water carrier etc.
Prime Cost
Cost of scaffolding (2% of prime cost)

Cost of sundries (3% of prime cost)

To get complete details, go through the following video tutorial.

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How to make rate analysis of brick masonry