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### What will be the construction cost of a RCC column?/ Calculating the cost of 10 ft. height RCC column.

Let us consider a column of size 230mm.× 300mm. having 3m. height as shown in the drawing.

Given data:

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

Height of the column = 3m.

A. Material cost

1. Concrete:

The volume of concrete in the column

= [ L × B × H]

= [0.23m. × 0.30m. × 3m.]

= 0.207 CUM.

Before proceeding further,  Go through the articleðŸ‘‡

ðŸ‘€. What will be the cost of M20 grade concrete ?/How to calculate the cost of concrete having a 1:1.5:3 mix ratio?

The material cost of M20 grade concrete = INR 6065.42/ CUM.

( M20 cost is taken from the above-mentioned article.)

The material cost of column concrete

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

= [0.207 × 6065.42/-]

= INR 1255.54/-

2. Steel:

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

Here, we are calculating the cost of steel for the 3m. (3000mm.) height of the column. i.e. from plinth level to the bottom of the slab.

Given data:

Longitudinal bars ðŸ‘‰ 16mm. ∅ - 4 nos.

Lateral ties ðŸ‘‰  8mm. ∅ - 250mm. c/c.

Clear cover ðŸ‘‰  40mm.

Total no. of lateral ties

=[ {length of the longitudinal bar ÷ stirrup spacing} + 1]

= [{3000mm ÷ 250mm.}+ 1]

= [12 + 1]

= 13 nos.

Before proceeding further,  Go through the articleðŸ‘‡

ðŸ‘€.  Bar bending schedule ( BBS ) for columns.

Cutting length of a lateral tie = 0.852m.

( Cutting length is taken from the above-mentioned article.)

Now, let us prepare the BBS table for the column.

 Sl. No. Bar Dia. In mm. Nos. Length In m. Total length In m. Weight Kg/m. Total bar wt. In kg. 1. Longitudinal bar 16 4 3.0 12.0 1.58 18.96 2. Lateral ties 8 13 0.852 11.076 0.395 4.375 3. Total weight of bars = 23.34 4. Add 2% wastage = 0.47 5. The grand total wt. of rebar's = 23.81

The material cost of steel

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

= [23.81 kg. × 50/-]

= INR 1190.50/-

B. Labor cost:

The total labor cost of column = INR 928.32/-

The labor cost is taken from my article ðŸ‘‡

ðŸ‘€. How to calculate the labor cost for RCC columns?

Now, let us calculate the total cost of a column in the table format.

 Sl. no. Item. Description. Cost in INR. 1. Material cost 2. M20 concrete For 3m.  column 1255.54 3. Steel For 3m.  column 1190.50 4. Curing Lump-sum 50.00 5. Miscellaneous Lump-sum 100.00 6. The material cost = 2596.04 7. The  Labour cost= 928.32 8. The cost of column= 3524.36 9. Add 10% contractors profit = 352.44 10. The total cost of 3m. height column= 3876.80

Note:

1. To get accurate results, insert the ongoing market rate of labor & materials in your country.

3. The cost of the column varies depending upon their size, location, concrete grade, %ge of reinforcement, etc.

Thank you for going through this article. Have a good day ðŸ˜„.