Duration: 1 MONTH

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Estimate and Costing in Civil Engineering (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 1 Month (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a fundamental understanding of estimating and costing in civil engineering.
  2. To develop practical skills in preparing estimates and cost analysis for construction projects.
  3. To enable students to use industry-standard formats and procedures for estimating and costing.
  4. To prepare students for self-employment opportunities in the construction sector.

Course Overview:

Week 1: Fundamentals of Estimating and Costing

  • Introduction to Estimating and Costing in Civil Engineering
  • Importance of Accurate Estimations in Construction
  • Types of Estimates: Preliminary, Detailed, and Approximate
  • Role and Responsibility of an Estimator
  • Standard Formats: Measurement Sheet, Abstract Sheet, Face Sheet

Week 2: Detailed Estimation Techniques

  • Methods of Detailed Estimation: Long Wall and Short Wall Method, Centre Line Method
  • Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) and Its Significance
  • Calculating Steel Requirements for Footing, Column, Beam, Lintel, Chajja, and Slab
  • Provisions in Detailed Estimates: Contingencies, Work Charged Establishment, Centage Charges, Water Supply, Sanitary Charges, Electrification Charges
  • Prime Cost, Provisional Sum, Provisional Quantities, Bill of Quantities, Spot Items, Day Work

Week 3: Rate Analysis and Bill of Quantities

  • Understanding Rate Analysis and Its Importance
  • Factors Considered in Rate Analysis: Lead, Lift, Overhead Charges, Water Charges, Contractors' Profit
  • Procedure of Rate Analysis
  • Task Work and Its Application
  • Categories of Labor and Their Rates
  • Load Carrying Capacity Analysis

Week 4: Practical Application

  • Preparing Rate Analysis for Different Construction Items
  • Creating the Bill of Quantity for Various Types of Civil Work
  • Real-World Case Studies and Examples
  • Final Project: Estimating and Costing for a Sample Construction Project
  • Guidance on Self-Employment Opportunities and Freelancing

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Lectures and Presentations: Theoretical concepts will be explained through lectures and presentations.
  2. Practical Exercises: Students will practice estimating and costing using industry-standard formats.
  3. Group Discussions: Encourage students to discuss real-world challenges and solutions.
  4. Hands-on Workshops: Practical workshops to develop skills in detailed estimation and rate analysis.
  5. Mentorship: Guidance on self-employment opportunities and freelancing in the construction industry.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • This course equips learners with essential skills required for various roles in the construction industry.
  • Graduates can work as freelance estimators or contractors, leading to self-employment.
  • Knowledge of estimating and costing is invaluable for project management and construction-related careers.

Note: The course contents can be adapted based on the specific requirements of learners or the location, ensuring flexibility to cater to different student backgrounds and regional needs.

This one-month syllabus aims to empower Indian students with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in estimating and costing in the civil engineering field, offering opportunities for self-employment and growth in the construction sector.

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