### How to calculate the labor cost for RCC columns?/ Labor rate for the RCC columns.

Let us consider a column as shown in the below-given drawing.

Given data:

Column size = 230mm. × 300mm.= 0.23m. × 0.30m.

Height of the column = 3m.

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1. Column concreting:

The labor rate of column concreting will be between INR 600/- to 1000/- per CUM.

Let us take the average rate of INR 800/- per CUM.

The labor cost of column concreting

= [total vol. of concrete in CUM × rate/CUM.]

=[0.207 CUM × 800/-]

= INR 165.60/-

Note: The vol. of concrete is taken from the above-linked article.

2.  Reinforcement:

The labor rate of column reinforcement work will be between INR 9/- to 15/- per kg.

Let us take the average rate of INR 12/- per kg.

The labor cost of column reinforcement

= [total wt. of steel in kgs. × labor rate/kg.]

= [ 23.81 kg. × 12/-]

= INR 285.72/-

Note: The wt. of steel is taken from the above-linked article.

3. Formwork:

The labor rate of column shuttering work will be between INR 11/- to 17/- per sq ft.

Let us take the average rate of INR 14/- per sq ft.

or INR 150/- per sq m.

The total area of shuttering work

= [(area of width side) + (area of length side)]

= [( 2nos. × 0.23m. × 3m.) + (2nos. × 0.30m × 3m.)]

=[ (1.38sq m.) + ( 1.80 sq m.)]

= 3.18 sq m.

The labor cost of column formwork

= [total area of formwork in sq m. × labor rate/sq m.]

= [ 3.18 sq m. × 150/-]

= INR 477/-

The total labor cost of column

= cost of [ concreting + reinforcement + formwork]

= [165.60/- + 285.72/- + 477/-]

= INR 928.32/-