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Construction Cost Estimation Of Residential Building


Construction cost estimation is the preliminary estimated cost of a building. Today here we describe about the construction cost estimation of residential building in India. The thumb rule cost per square feet of construction area for preliminary and budget estimation. The estimated construction cost help in better resource management while construction works on limited budget. Further the construction cost estimation are divided under several heads.

Construction cost estimation heads are :-

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Services works – The service works cost varies between Rs 305 – 320 /- per Square feet and about 17 % of total construction cost. This construction cost estimation head includes essential services like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire fighting etc. The cost of CP, sanitary and other fitting are also included under this head.

Finishing works – This include all finishes work i.e flooring, paintingmarble works, wood works, MS railing, Gypsum plaster etc.The cost varies between Rs 420 – 450 per Square feet and about 23 % of total construction cost.

Civil works – This is the highest construction cost estimation head involved in this construction phase which includes excavation, footings, RCC work, Block work, plaster etc. The cost varies between Rs. 980 – 1000 per Square feet and about 53% of total project cost.

Consultant cost – In this the consultant cost varies between Rs 43 – 45 per Square feet and about 2.5 % of total construction cost. This includes cost involved for architectural design, structural design, services design etc.

Site establishment and temporary works – This construction cost estimation head includes cost for barricades, clearing site, water and electrical charges for construction activities, site office construction etc. The cost varies between Rs 85 – 90 per Square feet. and about 4.5 % of total construction cost.

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Below table gives more details idea about construction cost estimation for each activities

Sr. No. Contract Code and Name Cost per Sq ft % of total cost
(A) Consultants
1 Architectural designing 21.85173 1.2
2 Structural designing 7.283911 0.4
3 Services 13.11104 0.7
7 Model making 1.098774 0.1
9 Plot Survey 0.137347 0.0
Total 43.83311 2.4
(B) Civil Works
1 Excavation 15.96403 0.9
2 Anti termite treatment 0.106861 0.0
3 Sub structure Waterproofing, 3.965101 0.2
4 RCC works, Block work, Plaster, Misc civil works 966.7697 52.0
Total 986.8057 53.1
(C) Finishing Works
1 Flooring 142.01 7.6
2 Kitchen Platform with Sink 21.41376 1.2
3 Entrance lobby & signage 9.15645 0.5
4 Wood works 67.81992 3.6
5 Waterproofing 12.74205 0.7
6 Gypsum Plaster 36.52273 2.0
7 P.O.P false ceiling 6.498941 0.3
8 External Painting 20.82378 1.1
9 Internal Painting 21.26266 1.1
10 staircase painting 1.912218 0.1
11 Lift Shaft Painting 0.345885 0.0
12 Duct Painting 2.53158 0.1
13 Ceiling paint 7.623122 0.4
14 Aluminum Window 46.1979 2.5
17 M.S Railing 11.16349 0.6
18 Facade work 6.190976 0.3
Total 419.6929 22.6
(D) Services
1 Plumbing& pumping 51.57279 2.8
2 CP Sanitary 44.45325 2.4
3 Firefighting 23.43493 1.3
4 Electrical 76.44474 4.1
5 Lifts 82.40805 4.4
6 IBMS 16.33613 0.9
7 Solar water system 4.395096 0.2
8 DG Set 6.592644 0.4
Total 305.6376 16.4
Initial Total (A+B+C+D) 1755.969 94.4
Site Establishment 33.01863 1.8
Electrical & water charges 1.5% 26.33954 1.4
Contingencies for temporary works 17.55969 0.9
EHS budget 8.779847 0.5
Construction Cost / Sq ft 1859.227 100.0

 

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