Nowadays, most of the modern construction companies use computer-aided software for their estimating and costing solution. But we often estimate materials on a project manually for purchasing purpose. When we need to cast concrete members of a building, we either use ready-mix concrete or prepare the concrete manually on site based on the mix design. […]

## How to Calculate the Unit Weight of Steel Bars

There is a formula to calculate the unit weight of steel bars. I’ll come to that point later. Why do we need to know the unit weight of steel bars? When we estimate the steel bars of a Reinforced Concrete member we actually get the length of those bars. For example, 1000 feet 20mmø bar […]

## How to Calculate The Dry Volume of Mortar

We need to calculate the dry volume of mortar whenever we want to know the required quantity of cement and sand for preparing mortar for our masonry work. Nowadays, cement mortar is mostly used for all types of masonry work. When we estimate the volume of mortar for various masonry work, we just get the wet […]

## What is The Dry Volume of Concrete and How to Calculate It?

If you want to estimate concrete ingredients, you need to know the dry volume of concrete. To estimate the concrete quantity we just take the dimension from drawings and then calculate the volume. The result we get is the actual concrete quantity and it is the wet volume of concrete. If you order ready-mix concrete […]

## How to Calculate The Cement Sand Quantity for Plastering

For making masonry wall in a building we normally use bricks or concrete blocks. The surface of the concrete blocks and bricks are uneven. And the size of bricks or concrete blocks isn’t always same. So, after constructing walls we see uneven surfaces. To make the wall surfaces smooth and even we make plaster on […]

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