The entire subject of Estimating, Costing, Professional Practice, Quantity Surveying and Valuation
is divided in two parts:
Part I : Professional practice and Quantity Surveying
Part II : Valuation.
This edition is thoroughly revised, extensively enlarged and completely modified. Each topic of
the book has been arranged in such a way that reader is empowered with an in-depth knowledge
of the subject. In this revised and enlarged edition four new chapters have been added.
Plenty of new matter, numerous examples and figures have been added as per the latest syllabus
of different universities of India. The permutation of some of the sporadic matter have been
made to collocate the topics in order.
The outline of the book is:
Chapter 1 : Introduction to the subject of Estimating and Costing
Chapter 2 : Consists the Types of Estimates
Chapter 3 : Elucidates Taking Out Quantities
Chapter 4 : Expounds Mode and Units of Measurements
Chapter 5 : Discuss about the Specifications and provides 66 model specifications
of common civil engineering items.
Chapter 6 : M arket Survey, explains main components of the estimates i.e., rates
of materials, labour and construction equipments used.
Chapter 7 : Rate Analysis of 98 typical items
Chapters 8 to 14 gives 64 variety of Practical Estimates of Various Types of Buildings;
Different R.C.C. Structures; Formwork; Roof and Steel Structures;
Water Supply and Sanitary Works; Bridges; Culverts; Piers;
Irrigation Works; Road Works.
Chapters 15 to 18 gives Contracts, Tenders, Conditions of Contracts, Arbitration, Accounts.
Chapters 19 gives knowledge of Construction Management, Planning, CPM,
PERT, Materials Management etc.
Chapters 20 to 29 gives various topics of Valuation such as Cost, Price, Value,
Mortgage, Freehold and Leasehold Properties, Outgoings and Net
Income, Easements, Valuation of Licenced Premises, Depreciation,
Standard Rent, Methods of Valuation, Valuation Tables etc.
Appendix provides 101 Practical Questions with Answers for viva-voce.
It is hoped that the book will satisfy the needs of the Civil Engineering students preparing for the
Degree examinations of almost all the Indian Universities, Diploma examinations conducted by
various Boards of Technical Education, Certificate courses as well as for the A.M.I.E., U.P.S.C.,
G.A.T.E., I.E.S. and other similar competitive and professional Examinations. It should also be
of an immense help to the practising Civil Engineers.
PART I : PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND
1 : Introduction
2 : Types of estimates
3 : Taking Out Quantities
4 : Modes and units of measurements
5 : Specifications
6 : Mar ket survey
7 : Rate analysis
8 : Estimates of various Types of buildings
9 : Estimates of different R.C.C. Structures
10 : Estimates of roofs and steel structures
11 : Estimates of water supply and sanitary
12 : ESTIMATES OF BRIDGES, CULVERTS AND PIERS
13 : Estimates of Irrigation Works
14 : Estimates of Road works
15 : Contracts and tenders
16 : Conditions of Contract
17 : Arbitration
18 : Accounts
19 : CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
PART II : VALUATION
20 : Cost, price And Value
21 : Mortgage , freehold and leasehold
22 : Outgoings and Net income
23 : Easements
24 : Valuation of Licenced premises
25 : Depreciation
26 : Standard rent
27 : Met hods of Valuation
28 : Miscellaneous topics
29 : Valuation ta bles
Appendix: practical questions