Construction Cost Estimating


Some useful points to become a successful engineer

To become a successful civil engineer, the following knowledge is essential :-

Building materials testing processes
Concrete Test : Slump test, compression test, split tensile test, soundness
Soil Test : Core cutter test, compaction test, sand replacement test, triaxial test, consolidation test etc.
Bitumen Test : Ductility test, softening point test, gravity test, penetration test

Utilization of surveying instruments: Must be well versed with applying these instruments like total station, theodolite etc.

Bar Bending Schedule: Bar bending schedule is very useful list for civil engineers. It produces the reinforcement calculation for reinforced concrete beam, column, slab etc. It offers the details of reinforcement cutting length, type of bends and bend length. Generally, quantity surveyors use bar bending schedule.

Computation & Bill: A civil engineer is liable to prepare estimate and bills for a construction project.

Standard codes for construction works: All civil engineers should be familiar with the codes of their own countries for construction projects.
As for example : IS Codes

Drawing and design: Every engineer should have adequate knowledge with drawing and design as it is considered as the basis of any civil engineering projects.

On field activities: A civil engineer must have clear conception regarding concreting, form-work and measurement etc..

Analyzing soil: A civil engineer must be aware of various soil testing methods to find out the settlement and stability of soils prior to commence a construction project.

Quality control: A civil engineer should possess adequate knowledge of quality control so that any additional cost can be curtailed.

Coordination with labor: A civil engineer should know well how to utilize the labor at the jobsite throughout construction work.

To get more details on this topic, watch the following construction video tutorial.

Video Source Sami Ullah Stanikzai

Some useful points to become a successful engineer