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How to price/quote for concrete works

In civil engineering construction works, contractors bidding for a job are always required to specify the rate they will use in executing a given...

Review on the Quantity of Cement Required to Lay 9 inches (230 mm) Blocks

In our previous post, we were able to establish that we need 0.03 m3 of mortar to lay one square metre of 9 inches hollow...

Propriety of Bending Schedules for Construction Purposes

Structural engineers usually issue bar bending schedule to clients/contractors after completing the design and detailing of a reinforced concrete structure. Bar bending schedules usually...

How to Calculate the Quantity of Mortar for Laying Blocks

Engineers, site managers, and quantity surveyors are always faced with the challenge of specifying as accurately as possible, the quantity of materials needed to...

Design and Calculation of Formwork Requirement of Slabs

Formworks are structures to used to support and hold fresh concrete in place in order to obtain the desired shape prior to setting, curing,...

Preparation of Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that shows the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements that...

How to Estimate the Cost of Tiling a 3 Bedrooms Flat

The floor plan a of three bedroom's flat is as shown below. It is desirous to tile all the floor of the bedrooms, kitchen,...

How to Calculate the Number of Blocks Required to Complete a 3 Bedroom Flat

The floor plan of a three bedroom flat is as shown below. It is required to estimate the quantity of 6 inches block (without...

How to Estimate the Quantity of Sand and Cement Required for Moulding Blocks

In Nigeria, the 9 inches hollow block (450mm x 225mm x 225mm) is normally used for the construction of blockwork of buildings exceeding one...

Structural Analysis and Design of Residential Buildings Using Staad.Pro, Orion, and Manual Calculations

This should be a long post, but I am going to try and keep it as brief as possible. This post is more like...

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