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Professional Practices & Valuation (2170610)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 2 0 5

Subject Credit :  5

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Module - 1 Computation of areas and volumes

Computation of areas and volumes for following objects

(i) Cylinder- Area of curved surface and volume

(ii) Cone- Volume and area of curved surface

(iii) Frustum of cone- Volume and curved surface area

(iv) Frustum of pyramid- Volume and surface area of all sides.

(v) Area of sector and segment of a circle

(vi) Area and volume of sphere and segment of sphere

(vii) Ellipse- Area of ellipse and Units of measurements

Unit-2:  Module - 2 Estimates

Definition, Units of measurements, types of estimates, Different methods to find the quantities of civil works. Estimated cost And its importance. Provisions of IS-1200, for working out quantities and deductions in civil works. Entering the measurements in quantity sheet and calculation of quantities of various items of civil works for residential , commercial and industrial buildings, Market rates of material and labour, Introduction to schedule of rates, Entering quantities and rates in abstract sheet, calculation of estimated cost.

Unit-3:  Module - 3 Specifications

Definition, importance of specification , Types of specification, Care to be taken while drafting specifications, Drafting general specifications, and detailed specifications for various civil work items.

Unit-4:  Module - 4 Rate Analysis

Definition of rate analysis, Definition of task, Determination of man power and material requirement for a given quantity of items of civil works, study of present wages of labour and prices of material in the market. Study of market rents of different construction equipments, Determination of rate of item of civil work. Working out rates of various items of civil works like 10m2 plaster,10m3 1:2:4 plain and reinforced concrete, 10m3 brick work etc.

Unit-5:  Module - 5 Contract

Definition, legal requirements of a valid contract ,types of contracts, conditions of contract, sub contracts and contractual disputes, Arbitration.

Unit-6:  Module - 6 Tender and Tender notice

Bidding process, Prequalification process, tender notice and its essential features, drafting tender notice, Bid submission, Analysis of tenders, Basis for evaluation and acceptance, letter of intent, work order, agreement.

Unit-7:  Module - 7 Valuation

Definitions of value, price and cost, depreciation, sinking fund , different type of values and their significance, factor affecting value, rent and standard rent, Years purchase , valuation tables, Easement, types of easements, significance of easement in valuation, Methods of valuation of buildings and land, Estimation of values of different types of buildings and lands.

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Textbook of Estimating & Costing G. S. Birdi Dhanpat Rai and Sons, Delhi.
2 Estimating and Costing S. C. Rangwala Charotar Publishing House
3 Estimating, Costing, Specification and Valuation M. Chakraborti
4 Professional Practice and Valuation A. S. Kotadia Mahajan Publication

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

(1) Work out (i) the estimated cost of any proposed civil engineering structure and
(ii) The value of any old structure
(2) Apply the software for working out quantities of items of civil works.

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