Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: 7th Branch: Civil Engineering
Subject: Quantity Survey and Cost Evaluation Code: 320714 (20)
General Introduction to quantity surveying, methods of measurements and units of measurements of various items of work, Principles of estimating, different types of estimates, procedure for computation of stage I estimate.
General Terms Administrative approval, technical sanction, Competent authority, Deposit works, suspence account, imprest account, indent of stores, muster roll. Measurement book, material at site account, stock account, establishment charges, contingencies.
Quantity estimate Types, data required for estimation detailed estimates of civil engineering works. Buildings, canals, roads steel works, water supply and sanitary works.
Analysis of rates
Purpose and principles factors affecting the rates of items of works, Analysis of rates of different items
such as cement concrete of different proportions, brick masonry in different mortars, flooring (tiles,
mosaic, cement concrete flooring). Use of Schedule of rates.
Purpose and basic principles, types of specifications: brief and detailed specifications for various
items of works.
General requirements of contract, types of contract, conditions, termination of contract. Brief idea
about types of tender, tender notice, earnest money, security deposit, liquidated damages, arbitration,
Valuation of property
General, object of valuation, definitions of terms related to valuation, methods of determining value of
property, development method of valuation, concept of capitalized value and year purchase,
depreciation, lease, mortgage, easement.
Name of Text Books:
Estimating and Costing in Civil Engineering – B.N. Dutta (UBS Publishers, New Delhi)
Estimating and Costing and specifications – M. Chakrabarty (UBS Publishers, New
Name of Reference Books:
Textbook of Estimating and Costing – G.S. Birdi (Dhanpat Rai Publications)
Valuation of real properties – S.C. Rangwala (Charotar Publication)
A Textbook of Estimating and Costing – Kohli & Kohli (S. Chand & Co.)