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Course Detail

Course Name Estimation and Valuation Practice
Course Code 15CVL386
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


  • Introduction – Types of estimate – plinth area method – cubic rate method – unit rate method – bay method – approximate quantity from bill method – comparison method – cost from materials and labour – preparation of detailed estimate
  • Preparation of detailed estimate using Centre line method
  • Preparation of detailed estimate using Long wall – short wall method
  • Preparation of detailed estimate for R.C.C Structures.
  • Preparation of detailed estimate for Steel Structures.
  • Preparation of detailed estimate for roads
  • Preparation of detailed estimate for sanitary and water supply works
  • Specifications – Detailed specifications for common building materials and items of work as per I.S specifications – Preparation of conveyance statement – Calculation of quantities of materials for items of work – Analysis of rate for items of works required for civil engineering works – Preparation of abstract of estimate of civil engineering works.
  • Valuation – types of values – concept of time – value of money – sinking fund – years purchase – Depreciation – obsolescence – valuation of real property – valuation of land – lease and lease hold property.

Text Books

  1. Chakraborti, M.,“Estimation, Costing, Specification and Valuation in Civil Engg”, Chakraborti, 2008.
  2. B. N. Dutta “Estimating& Costing in Civil Engineering Theory and Practice”, UBS Publishers & Distributors Limited, 2008.


  • Kohli, D. D and Kohli, R. C, “A text book of Estimating and Costing (Civil)”, S. Chand & Company Ltd., 2004.
  • IS: 1200 – 1974 – Parts 1 to 25, Methods of Measurement of Building and Civil Engineering Works, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
  • Standard Data Books of Central Public Works Departments and Public Work Department of States.

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