IS : 875 (Part 1) - 1987

( Incorporating IS : 1911-1967 )
(Reaffirmed 1997)
Edition 3.1
(1997-12)

Indian Standard

C O D E O F P R A C T IC E F O R
D E S IG N L O A D S (O T H E R T H A N E A R T H Q U A K E )
F O R B U IL D IN G S A N D S T R U C T U R E S
PART 1

DEAD LOADS — UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND
STORED MATERIALS

( Second Revision )
(Incorporating Amendment No. 1)

UDC 624.042 : 006.76

© BIS 2002

BUREAU

OF INDIAN

STANDARDS

MANAK BHAVAN , 9 BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI 110002

Price Group 12

IS : 875 (Part 1) - 1987
CONTENTS
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1. SCOPE

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2. BUILDING MATERIALS

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TABLE 1 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS
1. Acoustical material
2. Aggregate, coarse
3. Aggregate, fine
4. Aggregate, organic
5. Asbestos
6. Asbestos cement building pipes
7. Asbestos cement gutters
8. Asbestos cement pressure pipes
9. Asbestos cement sheeting
10. Bitumen
11. Blocks
12. Boards
13. Bricks
14. Brick chips and broken bricks
15. Brick dust ( SURKHI )
16. Cast iron, manhole covers
17. Cast iron, manhole frames
18. Cast iron pipes
19. Cement
20. Cement concrete, plain
21. Cement concrete, prestressed
22. Cement concrete, reinforced
23. Cement concrete pipes
24. Cement mortar
25. Cement plaster
26. Cork
27. Expanded metal
28. Felt, bituminous for waterproofing and damp-proofing
29. Foam slag, foundry pumice
30. Glass
31. Gutters, asbestos cement
32. Gypsum
33. Iron
34. Lime
35. Linoleum
36. Masonry brick
37. Masonry, stone
38. Mastic asphalt
39. Metal sheeting, protected
40. Mortar
41. Pipes
42. Plaster
43. Sheeting
44. Slagwool
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45. Soils and gravels
46. Steel sections
47. Stone
48. Tar, coal
49. Thermal insulation
50. Terra cotta
51. Terrazzo
52. Tiles
53. Timber
54. Water
55. Wood-wool building slabs
3. BUILDING PARTS AND COMPONENTS
TABLE 2 UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING PARTS OR COMPONENTS
1. Ceilings
2. Cement concrete, plain
3. Cement concrete, reinforced
4. Damp-proofing
5. Earth filling
6. Finishing
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APPENDIX A UNIT WEIGHTS OF STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
1. Agricultural and food products
2. Chemicals and allied materials
3. Fuels
4. Manures
5. Metals and alloys
6. Miscellaneous materials
7. Ores
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FOREWORD 0.1 This standard incorporates IS : 1911† published in 1967. 3 . Simultaneously. 1 (December 1997). but also elim inate the w astage caused by assum ing unnecessarily heavy loadings. Keeping this in view and other developments in the field of wind engineering.3 T his Indian S tandard code of practice w as first published in 1957 for the guidance of civil engineers.1 With the increased adoption of the code. w ill not only ensure the structural safety of the buildings w hich are being designed and constructed in the country and thereby reduce the hazards to life and property caused by unsafe structures. In addition to this. T he m inim um requirem ents pertaining to the structural safety of buildings are being covered in this code by w ay of laying dow n m inim um design loads w hich have to be assum ed for dead loads. live loads. w eights and m easurem ents w as adopted. w ere m odified. It included the provisions for the basic design loads (dead loads.1987 Indian Standard C O D E O F P R A C T IC E F O R D E S IG N L O A D S (O T H E R T H A N E A R T H Q U A K E ) F O R B U IL D IN G S A N D S TR U C T U R E S PART 1 DEAD LOADS — UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND STORED MATERIALS ( Second Revision ) 0.1 incorporates Amendment No. undertaken by the special com m ittee in consultation w ith the Indian M eteorological D epartm ent. w ind pressure coefficients for sheeted roofs both curved and sloping.4. snow loads and other external loads. w ind loads and seism ic loads) to be assum ed in the design of buildings. 0. 0.1960‡. a number of comments were received on provisions on live load values adopted for different occupancies. 0. live load surveys have been carried out in America and Canada to arrive at realistic live loads based on actual determination of loading (movable and immovable) in different occupancies.3 T he values given in this standard have been rounded off in accordance w ith IS : 2 . designers and architects associated w ith planning and design of buildings. 0. sanitation. namely IS : 1893-1984* which should be considered along with the above loads. fire safety. In its first revision in 1964.1 This Indian Standard (Part 1) (Second Revision) was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards on 30 October 1987.4. structural safety. seism ic load provisions w ere deleted (separate code having been prepared) and m etric system of *Criteria for earthquake resistanT design of structures ( third revision ). 0. The unit weight of other materials that are likely to be stored in a building are also included for the purpose of load calculations due to stored materials. it is hoped. after the draft finalized by the Structural Safety Sectional Committee had been approved by the Civil Engineering Division Council. T he design of the building is dependent upon the m inim um requirem ents prescribed for each of the above functions. the w ind pressure provisions w ere m odified on the basis of studies of w ind phenom enon and its effect on structures.3. and com pliance w ith hygienic. Side bar indicates modification of the text as the result of incorporation of the amendment.4. 0. 0. ventilation and daylight standards. †Schedule of unit weights of building materials ( first revision ).4 This standard deals with dead loads to be assumed in the design of buildings and same is given in the form of unit weight of materials. S trict conform ity to loading standards recom m ended in this code. im posed loads. new clauses on w ind loads for butterfly type structures w ere included. the structure w ould be required to bear.2 This edition 3. ‡Rules for rounding off numerical values ( revised ). The unit weight of materials incorporated in this standard are based on information available through published Indian Standards and various other publications.2 A building has to perform m any functions satisfactorily.IS : 875 (Part 1) . A m ongst these functions are the utility of the building for the intended use and occupancy. the Sectional Committee responsible for the preparation of the standard has decided to prepare the second revision in the following five parts: Part 1 Dead loads Part 2 Imposed loads Part 3 Wind loads Part 4 Snow loads Part 5 Special loads and loads combinations Earthquake load is covered in a separate standard.

clean River Wet Brick dust ( SURKHI ) 4. Asbestos Cement Building Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) *Also used for filling purposes...IS : 875 (Part 1) . 6.20 9.78 0. 3 to 38 mm — — — 15. .35 1 600 to 1 870 1 920 to 2 240 1 460 .70 to 18.60 9.65 × 10–3 3. 5.90 to 8.1 The unit weight/mass of materials that are likely to be stored in a building are also specified for the purpose of load calculations along with angles of internal friction as appropriate.02 960 2 m3 m2 Fibres: Pressed Sprayed Natural Raw — — 29. Coarse Broken stone ballast: Dry..145 15 m2 — 10 9. . Aggregate. Table 2 covers the unit weight mass of parts or components of a building. Peat: Dry Sandy. Aggregate. Broken bricks: Fine Coarse Foam slag (foundry pumice) Cinder* 3.95 14. 1. SCOPE NOTE 1 — Table 1 gives the unit weight mass of individual building materials in alphabetical order.1.50 to 6..65 2.1 This code (Part 1) covers unit weight/mass of materials. 1.10 × 10–3 13.1987 1. UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 2..45 × 10–3 2.80 5.85 7.85 3 040 600 to 900 m3 .35 18.39 1...70 18. .. Acoustical Material Eelgrass Glass fibre Hair Mineral wool Slag wool Cork 2. .30 7.85 1 450 1 010 700 800 .85 13. and parts or components in a building that apply to the determination of dead loads in the design of buildings...35 560 to 640 800 1 360 . Aggregate... 1. . compact — — — 5.. loose — 1.95 1.40 0.25 to 19.37 270 240 m2 ... Asbestos Felt 10 0.85 to 21. .70 × 10–3 to 7. ( Continued ) 4 . — — — — 15.90 6. Fine Sand: Dry. compact Wet.58 to 0. .. .90 1 540 to 1 600 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 1 010 ..1 The unit weight/mass of materials used in building construction are specified in Table 1.55 160 .. BUILDING MATERIALS mm kN kg per (2) (3) (4) (5) 10 10 10 10 — — 5. . — — — — 14.35 0. Organic Saw dust. well-shaken Perfectly wet Shingles. m3 .. MATERIAL (1) 2. . . and Appendix A gives unit weight mass of stored materials..10 to 15.80 × 10–3 19.05 17. .

160 0. †Specification for unreinforced corrugated and semi-corrugated asbestos cement sheets ( second revision ).5 0. ...84 to 6..5 9..5 m .1 14. 12. — 1. .5 12.047 to 0. . — 0..09 12. ||Specification for fibre hardboards ( second revision ).41 to 0. .063 0..80 to 8.038 to 0. Asbestos Cement Sheeting ( See IS : 459-1970† ) Corrugated (pitch = 146 mm) Semi-corrugated (pitch = 340 mm) Plain 10.IS : 875 (Part 1) .40 4.55 880 to 1 280 .043 0.65 to 12. .130 24.0 9.130 0..60 .078 0.5 9.94 144 to 96 .0 13.079 0.80 3. Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 9.0 0.5 12..41 to 0.127 0. §Specification for concrete masonry units: Part 1 Hollow and solid concrete blocks ( second revision ). — 1.88 to 4.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS (1) WEIGHT/MASS                      TABLE 1 mm kN kg per (2) (3) (4) (5) 7. . ( Continued ) 5 .0 to 13.8 16.102 10.095 2.3 12.40 m3 — 8. *Specification for asbestos cement building pipes and pipe fittings. .056 to 0.085 16.41 144 . 12..245 0.2 .9 .13 0. Blocks Lime-based solid blocks ( see IS : 3115-1978‡ ) Hollow (open and closed cavity concrete blocks) [ see IS : 2185 (Part 1)-1979§ ] Grade A (load bearing) Grade B (load bearing) Grade C (non-load bearing) Solid concrete blocks — 17. .16 0. 6 6 5 0.087 4. .5 12. 9.5 10.. Boards Cork boards: Compressed Ordinary Fibre building boards ( see IS : 1658-1977|| ) Medium hardboard      m2 . Valley gutters: 900 × 200 × 225 mm 600 × 150 × 225 mm 450 × 125 × 150 mm 400 × 125 × 250 mm Half round gutters: 150 mm 250 mm 300 mm 8.1 8..16 0.6 13.. Bitumen 11..0 16. ..118 to 0..04 0.028 to 0.145 0. Asbestos Cement Gutters [ see IS : 1626 (Part 2)-1980* ] Boundry wall gutters: 400 × 150 × 250 mm 450 × 150 × 300 mm 300 × 150 × 225 mm 275 × 125 × 175 mm 12.5 12.5 0.16 m2 .65 1 800 10 10 0.4 8..0 8.118 to 0..0 to 13. — 1.. . ‡Specification for lime based block ( first revision )..02 4 2 6 8 10 12 0. gutters and gutter fittings and roofing fittings: Part 2 Gutters and gutter fittings ( first revision )..5 12.94 144 to 96 .00 5. ..76 to 9..047 0.

1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) Standard hardboard Tempered hardboard Fire insulation board ( see IS : 3348-1965* ) Fibre insulation board. 12 6 0.035 0..5 3.80 4. The actual value may be had from the manufacturers.05 17. Brick Chips and Broken Bricks ( see under 2 ‘Broken bricks’ in this table ) 15. ordinary or flame-retardant type.25 to 15.106 0.098 4.90 to 8.5  12.25 to 18.5 to 15.024 to 0. 0.40 1 760 to 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 1 840 2 080 .20 to 10. NOTE 2 — Density of normal hardboard varies from 800 to 1 200 kg/m3.20 to 4.2 m. 1 010 ..154 0.088 0.071 0.00 to 6..059 2.117 0. Grade A Type 1.039 to 0. . ‡Specification for wood particle boards (medium density) for general purposes ( first revision ).50 2 160 2 500 ..25 to 19.20 7.6 4. Grade B 12 9 12 9 m2 ..85 4.. **Specification for heavy-duty burnt clay building bricks ( second revision ). .40 to 3. .80 3. Grade B Type 2.0 9.80 to 7. High density wood particle boards ( see IS : 3478-1966|| ) Type 1.. — — — — 17.117 0..093 to 0.. .8 7. ( Continued ) 6 ..071 to 0.5  15 Wood particle boards ( see IS : 3087-1985‡ ) Designation: FPSI FPTH XPSO XPTU Wood particle boards for insulation purposes ( see IS : 3129-1985§ ) 500 to 900 500 to 900 500 to 900 500 to 900 400 m3 . .035 0.. Grade A Type 2. .IS : 875 (Part 1) .071 0.75 3..088  3  4  5  6  9  9 12 18 25  9.85 4.90 to 8. . .05 20. Brick Dust ( SURKHI ) — 9. .60 18..60 3..85 4. ||Specification for high density wood particle boards. Bricks Common burnt clay bricks ( see IS : 1077-1987¶ ) Engineering bricks Heavy duty bricks ( see IS : 2180-1985** ) Pressed bricks Refractory bricks Sand cement bricks Sand lime bricks m3 — 15.047 0. . ¶Specification for common burnt clay building bricks ( fourth revision ).034 7. . .90 — — — — 0.098 0.90 to 8..90 *Specification for fibre insulation boards. NOTE 1 — Density of medium hardboard varies from 350 to 800 kg/m3.0 to 10.031 to 0.2 10.20 24.110 to 0. — — — — — 4.. . §Specification for low density particle boards ( first revision ). 14. NOTE 4 — All the three types of hardboards are manufactured to width of 1. .. .85 3.147 0. 13. .90 to 8..0 11...00 m3 ..069 to 0.047 0.70 to 18.85 1 600 to 1 920 — — 21......034 0. . †Specification for gypsum plaster boards ( first revision ).0 . NOTE 3 — Density of tempered hardboard varies according to treatment. bitumen-bounded fibre insulation board Gypsum plaster boards ( see IS : 2095-1982† ) Insulating board (fibre) Laminated board (fibre) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN (2) kg (3) per (4) (5) 0..5 . . .047 to 0.

. .10 12. . .13 0.70 to 18.09 1. . Manhole Frames ( see IS : 1726* ) Double triangular (HD) Circular (HD) Circular (MD) Rectangular (MD) Rectangular (LD) : Single seal (Pattern 1) (Pattern 2) Double seal Square (LD) : Single seal Double seal 18.06 0. .. Cement ( see IS : 269-1976† ) Ordinary and aluminous Rapid-hardening m3 . .... with light aggregate With burnt clay aggregate With expanded clay aggregate With clinker aggregate With pumice aggregate With sand and gravel or crushed natural stone aggregate With saw dust With foamed slag aggregate *Specification for cast iron manhole covers and frames..55 17. . Cast Iron. Cast Iron Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 19. . .25 5...16 1... . .63 111 115 85 108 58 64 64 Frame .IS : 875 (Part 1) .13 0..80 8....1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL (1) NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                      TABLE 1 kN kg per (3) (4) (5) 16.. .18 7 13 15 18 . .23 0.25 to 21.55 1 440 1 280 — — — — — — — — 7.40 to 18..37 1.. .63 0. .83 1.05 640 to 1 680 960 to 1 840 . — — 14.28 23 15 29 . .78 118 140 118 140 58 64 80 Cover .10 0.15 0.30 to 16. ...16 1.07 0.00 22.57 0. Cement Concrete. 500 600 500 560 500 560 — 1. . . .23 0.. Cast Iron.37 0.. . 20.50 9. Manhole Covers ( see IS : 1726* ) Double triangular (HD) Circular (HD) Circular (MD) Rectangular (MD) Rectangular (LD) : Single seal (Pattern 1) (Pattern 2) Double seal Square (LD) : Single seal Double seal 500 560 500 560 500 560 — 1.... 455 610 455 610 0.15 0. †Specification for ordinary and low heat Portland cement ( third revision ). .23 15 10 23 .40 to 16..63 0. ..45 15. .50 12....13 0. .65 to 12. — — 6. 17.20 9.00 to 23. — — — 0...50 to 11. (Continued) 7 . Plain Aerated No-fines..25 0. ..50 760 1 600 to 1 920 880 to 1 280 1 760 to 2 160 960 to 1 680 1 280 to 1 760 560 to 1 120 2 240 to 2 400 ..57 0. — — — 0. 455 610 455 610 0.36 13 26 23 37 .15 0... with heavy aggregate No-fines. .55 to 17. ..

25. . .042 0.036 0...021 0.. Cork — 2.028 0.20 23..87 ...5 12.. .021 0. ...15 . 115 75 115 75 75 75 75 75 60 50 0.75 to 24. 27. . Expanded Metal (conforming to IS : 412-1975† ) Size of Mesh.08 2.035 0..036 0. .81 2.021 0. Prestressed (conforming to IS : 1343-1980* ) — WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg per (3) (4) (5) m3 23.59 2.038 0.47 1. . .054 0.. ( Continued ) 8 .00 3.25 to 24.63 2.5 12. .98 3.01 2.020 0.021 0.. .050 0.028 3.04 4.18 2.40 2 080 . Cement Plaster — 20. .13 2.5 12...060 0. .14 8.070 4....028 3.19 7. .039 0. .. .28 3. *Code of practice for prestressed concrete ( first revision ).050 0.80 24.29 2. 22.. .1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) (2) 21.080 0..030 0.40 2 080 .050 0..18 5. ..17 6.50 5.. Cement Mortar — 20.50 2. Cement Concrete Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 24.50 2 400 22. ..016 0. Reinforced With sand and gravel or crushed natural stone aggregate: With 1 percent steel With 2 percent steel With 5 percent steel — — — 23... ..024 0.04 2. .02 6...5 10 10 10 40 50 40 40 40 40 0.025 0.050 0..53 3. .60 4. .025 0. .032 0.15 7. ..030 0. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 40 40 40 40 25 25 25 25 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 20 20 20 20 20 20 12.04 5. .030 5.. . Nominal              Reference No. .50 2 310 to 2 470 2 370 to 2 530 2 530 to 2 700 . .. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SWM mm 100 100 100 75 75 75 40 40 40 40 LWM mm 250 250 250 200 200 200 115 115 75 75 0.09 3. .85 m2 .020 0..35 240 .060 0.80 to 26.. .13 .09 5. Cement Concrete.040 0...01 4.039 0.5 12. †Specification for expanded metal steel sheets for general purposes ( second revision ).17 2. Cement Concrete.93 2..IS : 875 (Part 1) .050 0. . .63 3... 31 32 33 34 35 36 12..5 12. .04 5. 26.070 0.5 60 50 60 50 60 50 50 40 50 50 0.

5 3.050 0. WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 37 38 39 40 SWM mm 9.34 × 10– 3 0.48 × 10– 3 30.. 33.5 25 0.5 9. ..041 4.0 12. — — 21.95 to 69. Lime Lime concrete with burnt clay aggregate *Specification for bitumen felts for waterproofing and damp-proofing ( third revision ).81 2.64 .134 0.0 2. †Specification for flat transparent sheet glass ( second revision ).. Foam Slag.55 25 25 20 15 0. Nominal                Reference No. ... — 18...5 6 41 42 43 44 LWM mm 28.85 .01 4. .5 28.87 × 10– 3 35.123 0..89 to 17. NOTE 2 — The weights given above are indicative of the total weight of ingredients used in the manufacture of felt and not of the ingredients determined from a physical analysis of the finished material..5 0. ..1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) kN kg per (3) (4) (5) (2) Size of Mesh. .098 0. Asbestos Cement ( see under 7 ‘Asbestos cement gutter’ in this table ) 32...30 to 75. cast Wrought 34.074 0.0 6.70 75. ( Continued) 9 .. 31..50 7 200 7 030 to 7 130 7 580 to 7 720 7 700 .09 7. Glass ( see IS : 2835-1977† ) Sheet          2. .60 68.23 3. .0 5.19 2.0 5.75 13. Bituminous for Waterproofing and Damp-proofing ( see IS : 1322-1982* ) Fibre base: Type 1 (Underlay) Type 2 (Self-finished felt): Grade 1 Grade 2 Hessian base: Type 3 (Self finished felt): Grade 1 Grade 2 NOTE 1 — The weight of untreated based shall be taken as in the dry condition.28 m2 ..167 5. cast White.049 0.. Felt.5 28.028 0. — 8. . .. Foundry Pumice — 6.050 0..038 0.5 13. . Iron Pig Gray.. .0 4.88 3.5 10.80 1 920 ..074 5. Gutters..3 7. .08 . .5 9.5 6. 29.7 17. . Gypsum Gypsum mortar Gypsum powder — — 11. ..19 3. .020 0....90 5.048 0.70 × 10–3 2. .062 0.25 1 200 1 410 to 1 760 m3 . — — — — 70. 6 6 5 3 28.85 700 m3 30. — — 21.0 .21 × 10– 3 2.IS : 875 (Part 1) .90 74.

50 22.131 0. . . Metal sheeting.63 0.60 7. ...55 20.25 1.00 1 600 to 1 840 1 760 1 280 to 1 440 880 to 1 040 580 to 640 800 1 180 1 020 m3 .55 10. Mortar Cement Gypsum Lime — — — 20.25 12....081 0.7 2. . ..40 25.56 8.00 0.127 0. 40.40 11. .90 23...60 1.021 5 5.067 0.. . 36.056 9 0.20 5.80 0. .05 17.. .60 1.084 0. . Stone Cast Dry rubble Granite ashlar Granite rubble Lime stone ashlar Marble dressed Sand stone 38.70 to 6.10 26.26 1. unslaked.00 0.73 5.26 8. .1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg per (3) (4) (5) (2) Lime mortar Lime plaster Lime stone in lumps. ( Continued ) 10 .32 ... Class 4      1..94 10.065 0.03 5.25 1.053 13.. . .00 0. . .80 15.70 ..05 2 080 1 200 1 600 to 1 840 m3 . uncalcined Lime.102 0. after 10 days Lime..66 5.70 to 18. . .85 23. .41 8..2 2... .. Class 3      1.. Class 2      1.054 13.....30 6. Masonry.22 6.30 7.80 0.4 3.31 10.19 8.00 1 920 2 400 2 080 2 240 m3 .55 20. . .01 10. unslaked ( KANKAR ) Lime..25 1. .55 . Masonry.10 8.63 0.80 0.. Brick Common burnt clay bricks Engineering bricks Glazed bricks Pressed bricks — — — — 18.0 1.215 22 m2 39. Protected Galvanized Steel Sheets and Plain ( see IS : 277-1985† ) Class 1      1.60 1...100 0. .IS : 875 (Part 1) .104 0. slaked ( KANKAR ) — — — — — — — — 15.. *Specification for linoleum sheets and tiles ( second revision ).16 10. .00 0.128 0.55 to 14.129 0. 37. Mastic Asphalt 10 0.2 m2 . — — — — — — — 22.052 12. .00 2 300 2 080 2 640 2 400 2 560 2 700 2 240 .. fresh Lime slaked.083 0.026 5 0.. ...6 0.85 11.63 0. .101 0. . . 35. ..60 to 10..88 5. †Specification for galvanized steel sheets (plain and corrugated) ( fourth revision ). .70 to 18.1 1.. freshly burnt in pieces Lime slaked.056 13...80 0.066 0.069 0.40 22.55 25.. .60 1.8 4.45 6.040 2 0.081 0. .63 0.40 . Linoleum ( see IS : 653-1980* ) Sheets and tiles      4...

5 5. ..056 0. ..175 0.. gas and sewage: a) Centrifugally cast ( see IS : 1536-1976§ ) i) Socket and spigot pipes: Barrel: Class LA                  Class A            *Specification for asbestos cement buildings pipes and pipe fittings.2 14....IS : 875 (Part 1) ....0 m .051 to 0.144 0.5 12.157 0. .6 7.030 1.072 to 0. . Cast iron Pipes: Rainwater pipes ( see IS : 1230-1979‡ ) Pressure pipes for water.2 17. .201 0.7 6.182 0. . .8 26.4 5.8 283... . . .7 156. .9 141..4 33..5 pipe .108 0.043 0.032 to 0.0 181.1 5.5 23. .637 0.0 26. ..054 0.2 to 5. 80 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 750 80 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 1. ..582 0.5 96.2 317.. .5 26.6 24.0 20..8 m with socket      Standard overall length 1..5 9.052 to 0.295 0.3 to 4. .824 1.0 128.1 44..775 14. . .264 0..8 to 11. .. Asbestos cement pipes [ see IS : 1626 (Part) 1-1980* ] Asbestos cement pressure pipes ( see IS : 1592-1980† ) m3 . †Specification for asbestos cement pressure pipes ( second revision ).7 18.2 30...0 105.0 165.944 1.259 0.034 0..750 0.262 1. ( Continued ) 11 .9 38.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL (1) NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                      TABLE 1 kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 41. .073 0. .156 2. ...620 2.172 0.432 0.0 14.383 1. .058 to 0.. ..5 17.139 0.8 9.111 0.237 0... .0 20. .3 76.060 0.5 11.3 to 8.0 5.380 0...123 0. .. .064 0.2 16. gutters and gutter fittings and roofing fittings: Part 1 Pipes and pipe fittings ( first revision ).146 1....5 3..2 48.472 0. . .5 m with socket      550 75 100 125 150 50 75 100 125 150 0. .067 0. . .9 to 6.137 0.. .032 to 0...2 219.0 6. .3 116.108 0. Pipes  50  60   80  90  100   125  150  50  80  100  125  150   200  250  300 0.086 0.778 3.230 7. .196 0.326 0... ..093 0. .. ‡Specification for cast iron rainwater pipes and fittings ( second revision ). .0 59.. .8 8.530 1. . .3 to 3..086 to 0. . .255 0.0 84.065 0.. gas and sewage ( second revision ).3 to 6.1 65.539 3. §Specification for centrifugally cast (spun) iron pressure pipes for water.090 0.8 55 Standard overall length 1.

07 516 .2 11..317 3.5 7. .422 0. Class B 0..1 9. .8 37.080 8.182 18.0 .368 1.6 348.049 5. ..9 338.7 m . . 13.. Class B 4. 0. 0. Class A and Class B barrels                  ii) Flanged pipe with screwed flanges: Barrel: Class A Class B 80 to 300          Class A Class B                       80 100 125 150 200 250 300 80 to 750 800 900 1 000 1 100 1 200 1 500 80 to 750 800 900 1 000 1 100 1 200 1 500 kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 2.. .23 739 . ..07 1 333 ...056 3. .145 1.....5 169. 80 to 300 Flanges for Class A and Class B barrels b) Vertically cast socket and spigot pipes ( see IS : 1537-1976* ) Barrel: 80 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 750 80 100 125 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 750 WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 MATERIAL    Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.9 17..1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd (1) NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) Class A  600  700  750 Class B                  Sockets for Class LA.225 0.733 0.069 0..6 91. .4 114. . 5.657 1..454 0..6 5.216 0....113 0.7 35.9 29.1 70.3 56.876 1.82 389 m 4.4 . .042 4.144 14.6 ..59 570 ....IS : 875 (Part 1) ..112 11.9 52.352 0.3 116..0 66. 11.. .. .2 .692 0.292 0. 7.172 0. 6.67 783 . .5 16..7 ..2 380. 8. 0.292 241.054 0. .090 0.0 28...    Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.0 196.281 0.65 474 ..896 1. Class A 3. . . .122 1.647 0.065 6..98 1 222 . .511 0. 0. 0. 6.8 131.367 3. Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.....3 Flange 0..35 851 . Class A Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes. .7 262.368 0.5 46.578 3...929 2.6 ..59 672 .165 0.5 139. ..07 619 . ..8 22.3 22. . .0 89. gas and sewage ( first revision ). Socket .4 311...549 0. *Specification for vertically cast iron pressure pipes for water. ( Continued ) 12 . 7. . . .15 423 m 5. .

. ... .5 32..4 26. . ( Continued ) 13 .91 147 182 222 265 313 501 Socket .45 1.. . .117 0.0 173...091 0. . . .315 0. . . . .235 0.30 0. .19 0...587 0....07 4.8 80.19 2. *Specification for concrete pipes (with and without reinforcement) ( second revision )..685 0.8 19.. Class B 0.. ..229 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .38 1...4 23..22 0. ... c) Sand cast (flanged pipes): Barrel: Class A Class B Flanges for Class A and Class B Barrels 80   to    750   800   to    1 500  80   to    750    800  to    1 500  80   100  125  150   200  250  300  350   400  450  500   600  700  750   800  900  1 000   1 100  1 200  1 500 Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.. non-pressure pipes)              80 100 150 250 300 350 400 450 80 100 150 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 800 900 0. .89 2.84 0. Class A and Class B 1.0 139.9 69. .. .. . ..6 120. Class A Same as for vertically cast socket and spigot pipes..18 1.3 6. .250 0..324 0.02 1.902 1.69 0..17 0.0 14.186 0. light duty...928 1.196 0.26 1.510 0.. . . .3 12. .40 0.38 1.18 2.7 9. ...70 2.0 276.71 3.. .79 2. . .. .81 3. .1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL (1) Socket for Class A and Class B barrels NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2)            80  to  750  800 900 1 000 1 100 1 200 1 500 WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 kN (3) kg (4) per (5) Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.95 1.51 19 22 31 41 70 86 97 119 20 24 33 52 75 92 104 128 141 193 223 287 358 m . . Concrete pipes ( see IS : 458-1971* ) Class NP1 (unreinforced non-pressure pipes)          Class NP2 (reinforced concrete..2 5.041 0.60 3.052 0.066 0. .736 0.8 94.. . .0 59.. . .036 0.1 44.431 0.2 Flange .7 4. . .....145 0.. Class A Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes. Class B Same as for vertically cast socket and spigot pipes. . .792 0..

..IS : 875 (Part 1) . ... . ..30 5. . . .1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg per (2) (3) (4) (5) Class NP2 (reinforced concrete.02 1.84 1.324 0.87 3. Class P3 (reinforced concrete pressure pipes safe for 60 MPa pressure tests)        80 100 150 250 300 350 400 0... . ..09 8. .235 0.142 1... . ..65 2. .. . .02 4.. non-pressure pipes)            350 400 450 500 600 700 800 900 1 000 1 100 1 200 2.....608 1.031 0.15 1.13 4.39 8. .11 7. ..51 4. .235 0.074 0.. . .. non-pressure pipes)        1 000 1 100 1 200 1 400 1 600 1 800 4.. .61 5.196 0.736 1.. light duty. .324 0... .24 6.26 1. . Class NP3 (reinforced concrete.. ( Continued ) 14 .15 6.. .28 14.15 6..13 10. ..58 438 525 620 834 1 013 1 283 m . .018 0.. ...18 240 269 297 325 410 470 604 754 829 1 054 1 140 .. . . *Specification for lead pipes: Part 1 For other than chemical purposes ( second revision )... Lead pipes [ see IS : 404 (Part 1)-1977* ] (service and distribution pipes to be laid underground): For working pressure 40 MPa        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.. heavy duty..091 0. ...235 0.93 12. . Class P2 (reinforced concrete pressure pipes safe for 40 MPa pressure tests)            80 100 150 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 0. .30 5... (1) 80   100  150  250  300   350  400 Class P1 (reinforced concrete pressure  450 pipes safe for 20 MPa pressure  500  tests)  600  700  800  900   1 000  1 100  1 200 0....56 3. .91 3.35 2.18 9.09 20 24 33 52 75 92 104 128 141 193 223 287 358 437 525 620 ..81 3. .510 0. .. . . .31 1.324 0. . .01 1.042 0. .89 2..63 2. .196 0..38 1. ..060 0.50 9.67 1..736 0.. ...19 4.19 2..45 ..20 20 24 33 63 103 134 170 188 261 326 . .04 20 24 33 75 117 168 204 .34 11.. ... .902 1. .92 7.196 0. .

.021 0...048 0. .029 0. ..091 0.029 0. 10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0...1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg per (3) (4) (5) 0.82 m .. ...11 7.031 0.45 .82 .47 3. .15 2. ...018 0.11 7.067 2.175 2..067 2.. ( Continued ) 15 .014 0..86 ... .45 .014 0.142 1.048 0.091 0.74 3.059 0..74 3.069 0.069 0..030 0.105 10.67 4. .83 5.. .. .062 0. 0.048 0.        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.023 0.... . 0.03 12. ..75 . .28 14..036 0. .81 2.26 3.45 2.67 6.126 0.45 .13 4. For working pressure 40 MPa        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.082 0. .. 0.74 3. . Hot water distribution pipes to be fixed or laid above ground: For working pressure 20 MPa NOTE — The maximum working pressure for these sizes is 90 MPa.. ...027 0.15 2. .38 14.00 9.036 0.34 3..041 0.15 2.084 1.027 0. . 0. (2) 10 For working pressure 70 MPa For working pressure 100 MPa  15  20  25  32  40 10 15 20 ( see Note below ) 25 ( see Note below ) Service pipes to be fixed or laid above ground: For working pressure 40 MPa        For working pressure 70 MPa  15  20  25  32  40 For working pressure 100 MPa 10 15 20 ( see Note below ) 25 ( see Note below ) Cold water distribution pipes to be fixed or laid above ground: For working pressure 25 MPa        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.85 6. .021 0.050 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .105 10.45 2.036 0. . .96 4.88 6. .. .021 0. 10 0.027 0. .059 0..53 . ...015 0. . .. ..80 17. . .014 0.022 0..126 0.. .038 0.29 14.45 2.024 0.....00 9.67 6. .03 12.79 8..142 1.50 2..30 8.13 6. .86 .142 1. .80 17. . .96 4..067 0..88 6.75 .175 1. ..

99 3...21 2. .049 2. .073 0.007 42... . . . . .      For working pressure 35 MPa Soil.510 0. . .. . — — 10 10 10 10 10 20.045 0.012 0.. .25 0. . Light weight gas pipes        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0..039 0..980 1..87 . .. . .95 5....48 9.058 0.... . . .70 2. ( Continued ) 16 . . .44 4. .025 0.28 3. .071 0...132 1.025 0. .. *Specification for salt-glazed stoneware pipes and fittings ( fourth revision ).186 2 080 1 760 8 21 29 9 19 1 0. NOTE — This is non-preferred size and its manufacture is permitted for a limited period. Heavy weight gas pipes        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0. .26 1.412 14 22 33 42 ..44 1.09 2.137 0.69 13.81 1.061 0.88 16..020 0. 43.56 8. .206 0..34 4.047 0. m2 .40 17.60 3.50 2.IS : 875 (Part 1) . .76 5.81 1..324 0. .078 0.029 0..7 . salt-glazed pipes ( see IS : 651-1980* )            100 150 200 230 ( see Note below ) 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) (2) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN kg per (3) (4) (5) 10 15 20 25 32 0.....07 ... .. 0...74 4.045 0. .77 2. . ..050 0..216 0.008 0.034 0.088 0. protected’ in this table ) Glass ( see under 30 ‘Glass’ in this table ) Plywood 0...027 0..56 3. .097 0.36 .284 0. and soil and waste ventilation pipes Flushing and warning pipes Gas pipes: Stoneware.57 6.017 0.27 7.09 2. Plaster ( see also 6 ‘Finishing’ in Table 2 ) Cement Lime Acoustic Anhydrite Barium sulphate Fibrous Gypsum m3 .008 0.020 0..032 0. .35 52 79 100 128 147 180 240 .085 0. Sheeting Asbestos ( see under 9 ‘Asbestos cement sheeting’ in this table ) Galvanized iron ( see under 39 ‘Metal sheeting. waste. .037 0.  75  100  150 50 0...015 0.      20 25 32 40 50 0.20 ...160 5.51 m ..07 7.775 0.

compact Mud..85 to 18.70 18..1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) (2) 44. . compact — 25... — — — 15.. Soils and Gravels Aluvial ground. .85 17. ( Continued ) 17 .50 to 6. .85 to 21. compact Loess.10 560 to 640 800 1 360 1 280 to 1 440 . . . *Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 1 MB series (beams) ( second revision ). compact Clay fills: Dry. — — 15. lumps Dry. ..85 14.. — 15. gravelly Earth: Dry Moist Gravel: Loam: Dry.. ..70 18..85 1 600 to 1 920 .4 15.IS : 875 (Part 1) .. Slagwool WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg (3) (4) per (5) m3 — 2...35 12.60 1 540 to 1 600 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 .10 17. wet Peat: Dry Sandy.. . .25 to 18.05 15.30 7..... — — — — — — 10.75 1 400 .0 19.10 to 15...95 2 240 .25 to 18. compact Damp.20 14. river.60 1 410 to 1 840 1 600 to 2 000 . compact Wet.. . .25 20.4 31.69 1 600 .25 to 19... — 21. ..191 0. .. — — — — — — 11.5 25. .249 0.70 to 19.65 270 — 15... .5 13.. .85 to 21.55 to 14..70 to 18. .2 m .. compact Undisturbed Undisturbed.40 18.147 0. .70 20. compact Wet.10 17. — — 15.70 to 18.85 13..131 0.85 20. undisturbed Broken stone ballast: Dry.. . .. wet 46. .35 18.70 18.85 1 760 to 1 920 . dry Marl.05 17. compact Rip-rap Sand: Dry. loose Dry. . — — 13.. Steel Sections Hot rolled [ see IS : 808 (Part 1)-1978* ] Beams — Designation MB 100 MB 125 MB 150 MB 175 MB 200 MB 225 — — — — — — 0. compact Wet.. — 13.306 11.25 to 18. — — — — 5.40 1 040 1 440 1 760 2 080 1 920 2 080 .. well-shaken Perfectly wet Chalk Clay: China. Loose Rammed — — 15.50 2 600 . 45. clean River Wet Shingles: Aggregate 3 to 38 mm Fine sand: Dry Saturated Silt. Kaolin. ..20 1 600 1 920 to 2 160 .113 0..40 1 600 2 080 .95 1 600 to 1 870 1 920 to 2 240 . — 17.75 15.85 1 200 1 600 1 920 1 440 1 760 to 1 920 1 760 to 1 920 .

.3 26.0 5... ... ..014 0...4 1.018 0.8 1.3 46. .514 0.8 2.7 50.009 0.192 0. . Equal leg angles — Size [ see IS : 808 (Part 5)-1976‡ ] ISA 2020 ISA 2525 ISA 3030       3....1 1........ . .690 0.852 1.257 0.011 0. .9 1...491 7. ..495 0.452 0.1 1. .604 0.3 26.300 0.4 61. .6 72... . .6 36.0 4.4 86.022 0.1 30.0 26.219 0.356 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) . . — — — — — — — — — — — 0.1 .070 0. .411 0.0 3. . †Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 3 Channels. ‡Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 5 Equal leg angles ( second revision ).1 30.196 0.356 0.. MC and MPC series ( second revision ).. ..1 52. . . .419 0. ..14 10.6 22. . . *Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 2 Columns — SC series ( second revision ).0 5.419 0.9 50. .219 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd (1) Beams — Designation MB 250 MB 300 MB 350 MB 400 MB 450 MB 500 MB 550 MB 600 Columns — Designation [ see IS : 808 (Part 2)-1978* ] SC 100 SC 120 SC 140 SC 160 SC 180 SC 200 SC 220 SC 250 Channels — Designation [ see IS : 808 (Part 3)-1979† ] Medium weight channel sections with sloping flanges MC 75 MC 100 MC 125 MC 150 MC 175 MC 200 MC 225 MC 250 MC 300 MC 350 MC 400 Medium weight channel sections with parallel flanges ( see Note below ) MCP 75 MCP 100 MCP 125 MCP 150 MCP 175 MCP 200 MCP 225 MCP 250 MCP 300 MCP 350 MCP 400 NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) kg (4) per (5) — — — — — — — — 0.128 0.491 7..165 0. ..3 70.165 0..8 19.00 1.256 0. .839 20.1 16.. .0 NOTE — These sections are steel in the developmental stage and may be available subject to agreement with the manufacturer. .300 0. . .3 42.6 22.3 42.. — — — — — — — — — — — 0. ..4 1..365 0.9 104 123 m . . . ..2 33.070 0. .0 16.14 9.8 19.011 0.7 50.0 0.5 60.6 .094 0.0 4.0   4.. ..  3.... ( Continued ) 18 .018 0. .098 0.014 0. .591 0.710 0. ..6 36.192 0.56 13..4 85.2 m .1 .21 37.3 41. — — — — — — — — 0..327 0.256 0.

174 0.0  6.0   8..063 0.0   10.072 0.0  4.8 13.026 0.081 0.9 27.0   12..146 0. ..7 13.0  4. .0  10.0 19 WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) 0.0  5.. . . .230 0.252 0. .4 3.351 0..0   8.9 4. . . .024 0.3 35. ..0  12. .027 0. .5 60.. . .2 10.0  3.9 per (5) m .193 0.0  6.056 0.029 0.7 15...7 9.7 23.5 30.. . .155 0.057 0. ... . ..048 0.0  20.. .8 44.0 2.092 0.0   5.0   10. ..9 11..0   8...131 0.0  6.6 3.1 36.0  12.0  6.5 5.0  6.094 0.. . .1 2...016 0. .0  8.... .116 0.0  25.. .0   12.IS : 875 (Part 1) ... .0  4.033 0.087 0..0   8.2 12.3 8.0  5.0  10..3 6.0  5.0  5.. . ..7 22..4 16.037 0.0  10. .0  6.5 4. ( Continued ) ..0  8.476 0..156 0.029 0.0 1..0 3. .9 48.052 0. .084 0.0 3. .0   16. ..0  8.0 7.1 14. ..062 0.0  12. .8 8.432 0.3 3..8 4...2 5.8 2. .. .362 0.0  6.0 73..5 2.034 0. . .0  6.137 0.3 10.0 8.163 0.0  10.0   6.7 6.0   5.4 5. .076 0. .021 0. .0  5.9 17. .090 0. .0  4..0  10..1987 (1) ISA 3535 ISA 4050 ISA 4545 ISA 5050 ISA 5555 ISA 6060 ISA 6565 ISA 7070 ISA 7575 ISA 8080 ISA 9090 ISA 100100 ISA 110110 ISA 130130 ISA 150150 ISA 200200 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2)  3.268 0..1 2. .7 25.301 0.023 0. .0  5. .0   20.588 0. .039 0.0 8.0  16..018 0. .0  3.0  3.4 7.3 9. .0  12. .6 11.0  16.6 2. .044 0.6 19.0  6. .067 0.100 0.725 kg (4) 1.0   10..193 0.1 4. ..069 0.108 0.8 9.4 15.131 0..040 0.077 0.0  10.. .044 0.048 0.9 19.0  8..106 0...0  6. ... .7 3.053 0.225 0..119 0..0   5.. .4 4.029 0.8 7.0  12.0  6..0  8.4 7. .0  10..8 14.9 6..080 0.6 4. .021 0.0  10.0   8.. ..9 5.0  16.

.0  6.131 0.0  12.5 3.0 3.029 0. .067 0.7 17.036 0..0  6.063 0.8 1.027 0.0  6...032 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .1 13.0  8.0   8.4 6. .040 0.9 12.0  10.024 0.0  8.0 10.1987 (1) Unequal leg angles — Size [ see IS : 808 (Part 6)-1976* ] ISA 3020 ISA 4025 ISA 4530 ISA 5030 ISA 6040 ISA 6545 ISA 7045 ISA 7550 ISA 8050 ISA 9060 ISA 10065 ISA 10075 ISA 12571 ISA 12595 ISA 15075 ISA 150115 ISA 200100 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2)  3. .2 12.5 13.0   10.4 1.0  4.0  6.5 9.090 0..0  10.087 0.. .0   8..6 7.. .3 5.. . .4 4..120 0.3 4.8 1. . . .1 14.8 8.0  4.. . .0  8.. .073 0.268 0.. .0  10.167 0. ..0  6.0 13..0  6.0  10.128 0.055 0.0 4.7 8. .0  6..9 27. .0  5. ....011 0..2 8.0   10.9 6. . .0  5...0  10. .351 1...0  12.. .8 1.0  5. .088 0.0 6. .1 1..0 15.0   10.0  10.198 0..3 35.127 0.7 5..022 0.018 0. .0  8..4 9.057 0.. *Dimensions of hot-rolled steel sections: Part 6 Unequal leg angles ( second revision ).0  3.2 16.. . .015 0.. .0  6.0  8.9 5..0      WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 0. .0   5.2 6.066 0.4 16. .048 0. .043 0.235 0. .0  16.9 11.019 0..5 19.074 0. . .3 1.108 0..099 0. . .078 0.0 31.014 0.8 3.0  10.4 5.0  8.0 4.081 0. .7 4.0  3. .0  6.0  5.0  8.018 0.. .042 0... .146 0.0 7.027 0..151 0.046 0..2 20.103 0.7 2.087 0.3 20.0  16.048 0.0  10....134 0. . .7 9.. .4 22. .0   12....017 0...1 4.2 2.. .308 0.9 10...9 2.0   8. .0  8.7 13..9 7.0 3. .197 0..0  6.4 9.225 0.8 3..8 m . . .051 0.. . .0  6.1 24.058 0.034 0. .0  4.0  5.0  6.0  8.0   5. .193 0.0  12...4 2.160 0. . ( Continued ) 20 .119 0.8 4.0  12.092 0. . .5 1.162 0.0 5.024 0.. ..076 0.0  12.0  5.. .

.0 20. .0 2. 100 × 100  3.029 1.022 0.36 0.21 1. .0 0.044 0.6 2..25 1.83 3.82 .027 0..46 0. 40 × 40      1. . .034 0.6 2. .66 7.037 0.010 0.5 0.5 0.18 5.6 2.96 1.. .015 0.35 4.12 1.012 0.6 2..48 1. ..1987 TABLE 1 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 10..026 1.71 0.0 12.014 0.69 3.026 0.315 0. .5 3.56 .0 0.0 2.021 0...0 2. ..15 4.0 0..IS : 875 (Part 1) .12 . ..012 0.07 . .056 0.5 3..15  4.6  2. .070 4..70 .004 0.264 0.82 4..008 0.01 .34 2.0 0..0 0.5  3.. ...018 0.023 0.060 4. . 50 × 50      1.. .007 0.5 3.82 1. .010 0.2 52.. 20 × 20  1..022 0. .015 0.088 7.56 . 80 × 80  2..033 0.007 0.28 1.5 3.0 2. . .04 1. 40 × 40      1. .2 1..009 0.. .005 0.76 3.15 0. . 100 × 100  3.15 9. 80 × 80  2. .15   4...5 3.0 0.21 1..0 2. ( Continued ) 21 .011 0..0 0.030 0..018 0...006 0. .15 0.1 42.5  3..42 1.0 16...05 3.6 2.15   4.0 0.047 3. 30 × 30      1.035 1...52 5.041 0.028 0. ..81 6.15 4.005 0.0 2..042 1. .2 1. .009 0.0 2..17 2..15  4. 60 × 60      2.30 . ..2  1.84 .. ..75 2.051 2.26 2.19 1.. .070 0. .93 .6 2. ..414 0..047 0.24 .79 2.56 0.5 3. ISA 200150      WEIGHT/MASS                        MATERIAL Cold formed light gauge structural steel sections ( see IS : 811-1965* ) : Light gauge sections — angles Size: Channels without lips Size: *Specification for cold formed light gauge structural steel sections ( revised ).510 26.0 m . 30 × 30      1.58 .017 0. . . . .013 0.014 0.. ..0 2.15 4.018 0..87 2. 50 × 50      1.23 2. 60 × 60      2..44 4.9 32.018 0.51 1.75 0.15 4.0 0.0 0. .88 1.82 2.08 ..

60  2.082 4.31 1.60  2.20 3..00 0.017 0.50 0.25 1.42 1. .50 0. 180 × 50      2.016 0.60 2.009 0.94 2...25  1. .00  2..25   1.024 0. .74 .25  1..037 2.007 0.70 2.. .67 3.. 100 × 100      2.020 1.60 2.00 2.95 ...00 0.020 0.08 2.065 0..16 .025 1.00 0..019 0..95 4.026 0.17 ..039 0. 160 × 50  2.36 10.031 0. 140 × 40      1.60  2.056 0.. . ..013 0..15 0.013 0.01 3.60 2.033 0.00 2. 30 × 30  1.25  1. . .052 0. .67 2.016 0. 60 × 60      1.15 4.20 .50 3.50 8.088 4.24 6. .15 4.81 m .60 2..00 0.045 0. .65 8.00 0. .025 1.25  1.012 0. .50 0.92 6. 80 × 80      1.50 3.017 1.1987 TABLE 1 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)  1..13 5.052 0. .051 2.70 3.....011 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .0 0.008 0.07 2.50 3.00 2.063 0..041 0.15 0. ..6  2.042 0.50 3. .. . ...60  2..45 3. ..                        WEIGHT/MASS Channels without lips Size: 20 × 20 Channels with lips Size: ( Continued ) 22 ..021 0...051 0..62 .013 0.25 1. .27 5.020 0.33 4.42 3..35 .35 1..60 ..09 .48 . .00 2. 50 × 50  1. 60 × 30  1.02 1... .026 0. ..33 4.31 6.005 0.041 0. . 120 × 40  1.64 2..56 .50  3.00 0.57 . ...00 2.00 2.048 0. .00 0.033 0.29 1. .70 7.024 0.14 9.01 .00  2. ..14 5.50 3. . ..017 0.00 2.17 2.60  2.070 0..12 1..58 5.32 6.030 0.010 0. .082 0.60 0... .66 0. .103 5... 40 × 40  1. .53 0.75 .15 0... . .039 1.95 1. . .70 2.00 2..033 1.016 1. 50 × 30  1.25  1.50 0.060 3.25 1.15 4.014 0. 80 × 30      1. 100 × 40      1.60 2.38 .. 200 × 50      2.065 3.

. .71 3. Hat sections Size: 100 × 100 80 × 80 60 × 60 50 × 50 40 × 40 100 × 50 80 × 40 60 × 30                         50 × 25 100 × 150    ( Continued ) 23 .026 0. .36 1. .056 0. .76 5.075 0.25 1.15 4.28 13.056 0..045 0. . .. .38 2.017 0..043 0.068 0..45 5..13 2.39 5.15 4..084 0.51 2..00 2..50 1.. ...115 0.00 2.016 0. ..00 1.60 2.15 4.. . .20 2. . . ..68 . ..00 2..012 0.74 2.031 0. .15 4.094 0.91 7.15 2... 2.014 4.013 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .00 2. ..018 0..60 10.35 4.021 0.10 11..57 1. .25 2.015 0.60 2.60 2.02 7.25 1.60 2..063 0.043 0.25 1.54 2.05 4.00 2.60 2.022 0.034 0..101 0.39 6.047 0.83 3.013 0.25 1. .028 0.043 0.60 1.00 1.84 6.058 0. . .14 5.60 2. ...25 1. ..00 1..089 0.89 9.25 3.15 4.041 0.12 6.072 0..50 3.089 0. .00 1.044 0. . .50 1..020 0.....025 0..59 12... . .00 2. .027 0. .50 3. . .45 4. .1987 (1) Channels with lips Size: UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) 200 × 80      180 × 80      160 × 80      140 × 70      120 × 60      100 × 50      80 × 40 60 × 30 50 × 30          WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 1. .. .25 1. .00 2.64 2.028 0.106 0.00 2. .059 0.15 1.88 1.05 11.118 0.022 0..094 0. ..79 3. .35 10.59 5.60 2..89 8.60 2..50 3.00 1.28 9..25 1.34 2.61 9.50 1.021 0.51 1.043 0.21 4..00 2.038 0.00 1.34 5. ..83 3..50 3.068 0.34 1. .112 0.25 1.. .72 1.08 1.60 2.84 4.67 9. .15 4.134 6.. .00 1.050 0.50 3.00 2.51 4.60 1..52 3. .011 0. ...053 0.075 0.73 4. .15 1. . ...071 0.034 0. .50 3..36 2.033 0.71 7..71 7.45 m .60 2.. . .50 3. .047 0.63 3.027 0.034 0.60 2.054 0. .42 4. .00 0. .60 0.25 1..15 1..60 1.. .

.022 0. .00 1. .097 0. . ...60 2.094 0.. .30 8.08 1...047 0..4 9.80 4.25 1.84 2.00 kN (3) kg (4) per (5)          2..055 0.25 1..062 0.057 0. . ...85 7.030 0.60 1.60 1...34 4.071 0.08 11.64 2.                            1.85 7.. . .081 0..25 1.0 22....4 3.043 0..83 1. . .60 2.79 6.053 0. Rectangular box sections Size: 200 × 100 180 × 90 160 × 80 140 × 70 120 × 60 100 × 50 80 × 40 60 × 30 50 × 30 Square box section Size: 200 × 200 180 × 180 160 × 160 140 × 140 120 × 120 100 × 100 80 × 80 60 × 60 50 × 50 Rolled steel tee bars ( see IS : 1173-1978* ) Designation ISNT 20 ISNT 30 ISNT 40 ISNT 50 ISNT 60 ISNT 80 ISNT 100 ISNT 150 — — — — — — — — *Specification for hot-rolled and slit steel tee bars ( second revision ).22 5.85 8.089 0.28 3. .087 0. . .. .25 1.. .028 0.25 1.48 5.55 m .12 6.60 2.84 2.009 0. .60 2.00 1..00 2.15 4.82 3.58 2..25 1.044 0.038 0. .113 0.64 2..60 1.00 1.050 0.60 2.028 0..60 1. .021 0.60 2.60 2.59 3. . . .8 .023 9.022 0.15 1..28 5.5 4. . .09 6.096 0.035 9.53 5. .39 2.04 77. .053 0.071 0. .018 7.15   4.. ( Continued ) 24 ..83 . .223 0.084 0. .85 9..60 8. .86 12.. ..00 1..84 3.35 9. .018 0.00 2.25 1...065 0.067 0.147 0.9 1..50 0.028 0.014 0.00 1.034 0.44 5. . ...60 1. .16 6.44 1...020 0.028 0.60 1. ..5 5..084 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd (1) Hat sections Size: 80 × 120 60 × 90 50 × 75 40 × 60 NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL  3.60 0. .014 0.60 2.033 0.043 0.. .057 0.050 0.00 1.. .33 .035 0.60 0. . .090 0.108 0.83 1. .. .. .00 2.. .23 2..82 3.6 15.34 5. 0. .82 8... .25 1.121 0.00 1.067 0....14 2..60 2.60 2.01 3.50 3. .072 0.016 0.00 1.86 11.                            1.037 0.00 1.IS : 875 (Part 1) .00 1.50 3.23 2.764 0. .60 2.37 4.. .

. Coal Crude ( see IS : 212-1983† ) Naphtha.811 0..30 to 49..040 0. †Specification for crude coal tar for general use ( second revision ).. .5 4.034 0. — — — — — 0.125 0...70 18.5 Steel sheet piling sections ( see IS : 2314-1963* ) Designation ISPS 1 021 Z ISPS 1 625 U ISPS 2 222 U ISPS 100 F 47. — — — 12.150 0.95 to 23..55 11. — — — — — — — — — — — — 15.4 8. .45 26..079 0.0 5.70 7.95 to 29.0 6. . . . . . .... Tar.. . ( Continued ) 25 .60 to 34.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd (1) Designation ISHT 75 ISHT 100 ISHT 125 ISHT 150 ISST 100 ISST 150 ISST 200 ISST 250 ISLT 50 ISLT 75 ISLT 100 ISJT 75 ISJT 87..3 20. .85 to 11..95 21. . . §Specification for road tar ( revised ).30 to 19.4 m .269 0.. ..90 26. .25 21.50 28. .. ..90 9.. .90 1 010 1 010 1 010 1 010 1 010 .90 9. .50 15.039 0.279 0. Thermal Insulation Unbonded glass wool Unbonded glass rock and slag wool Expanded polystyrene Cellular concrete Grade A Grade B Grade C Performed calcium silicate insulation (for temperature up to 650°C) NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN kg per (3) (4) (5) — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 0.7 28.90 9.45 to 2.95 1 300 to 2 400 1 150 to 2 000 150 to 300 . .288 0..55 20.070 0.40 23.90 21. .. — — — — Up to 29..85 27. dry Green stone Gypsum Laterite Lime stone Marble Pumice Quartz rock Sand stone Slate Soap stone 48..049 0....154 0.60 1.5 ISJT 100 ISJT 112. ‡Specification for coal-based naphtha ( first revision ).5 4.45 2 600 1 600 to 1 920 2 850 to 2 960 2 240 2 190 2 880 4 000 2 590 2 400 to 2 690 2 640 to 2 800 m3 .00 25.55 to 25...85 28.90 9. . *Specification for steel sheet piling sections.7 3.90 to 27. — — — — — — — — — — 25. heavy Road tar ( see IS : 215-1961§ ) Pitch ( see IS : 216-1961|| ) 49. ...50 to 39.55 23.30 Up to 3 000 3 010 to 4 000 4 010 to 5 000 2 000 to 3 500 .40 25.. .. .55 to 26. ..70 to 18.40 29.4 29.0 27.45 1 600 1 920 2 880 2 240 to 2 400 2 080 to 2 400 2 400 to 2 640 2 720 800 to 1 120 2 640 2 240 to 2 400 2 800 2 700 .20 .368 0.196 0. .37 82. . .00 19. ...20 39.IS : 875 (Part 1) .. ..641 0. Stone Agate Aggregate Basalt Cast Chalk Dolomite Emery Flint Gneiss Granite Gravel: Loose Moderately rammed.. .95 to 23. .25 25.25 65. ... ..541 49.. . .. ||Specification for coal tar pitch ( revised )...063 15. — — — — — 9.. light ( see IS : 213-1968‡ ) Naphtha. . .1 12.1 15..0 7...54 27. ..40 to 23.70 55.05 21..483 0. . . .4 37.75 to 23.. .25 39.

21 7.06 800 705 655 515 640 545 720 .99 7. .. 10 40 0.. ( Continued ) 26 ..013 0..42 4..5 × 148. .. .63 6... .. ... .34 6.. Tiles Mangalore pattern ( see IS : 654-1972* ) Polystyrene wall tiles ( see IS : 3463-1966† ) 53. Terra Cotta 51.85 8.. ..91 7.85 5. †Specification for polystyrene wall tiles. . .. .41 8. .78 8. . Terrazzo Paving Cast partitions 52. .07 6... . . ‡Classification of commercial timbers and their zonal distribution ( revised ).. .IS : 875 (Part 1) . .34 8.35 7..42 7.70 7.. *Specification for clay roofing tiles...28 5.70 7.55 11. . . .55 7.. .83 3.05 6.13 4.93 — 0. .64 850 595 370 625 800 450 850 815 720 900 785 785 815 430 770 1 135 450 675 705 770 800 625 800 850 850 515 655 530 895 850 655 495 515 415 675 655 800 575 — — — — — — — 7.85 6.24 0.. .35 m2 .1987 (1) 50..91 6.62 6.85 6.05 4....13 7.33 7. Mangalore pattern ( second revision )... . ..5 24 95 per m3 . .62 6.13 785 755 655 625 ..05 6.42 5. .. 99 × 99 148... — — — — 7. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 8.35 1.35 to 23.. ... .34 5... . . . .13 7.40 6.34 5. . . .41 6.20 8. Timber Typical Indian timbers ( see IS : 399-1963‡ ) Aglaia Aini Alder Amari Amla Amra Anjan Arjun Ash Axlewood Babul Baen Bahera Bakota Balasu Ballagi Banati Benteak Ber Bhendi Bijasal Birch Black chuglam Black locust Blue gum Blue pine Bola Bonsum Bullet wood Casuarina Cettis Champ Chaplash Chatian Chikrassy Chilauni Chilla Chir Chuglam: Black White (silver grey-wood) Cinnamon Cypress Debdaru Deodar Devdam Dhaman: Grewia tiliofolia Grewia vestita Dhup Dilenia UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) — WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) 18... . ..25 kg (4) 1 870 to 2 370 (5) m3 m2 .. .99 4.70 7. ..02 to 0.013 1. ...42 6. . .06 8.03 2 to 3 Tile 0. .42 5. ...85 5.85 4.82 7..

.28 5......62 5.05 6. . .21 5.. .05 8. .34 5.63 7.28 5. .41 6.20 8..28 3.. ( Continued ) .19 5.28 9...56 4.... .. ..05 8. .83 10..05 5.63 7. .85 4. .85 5....71 6. .. ..13 9. ...98 7. . . .... . . .84 5.... .33 7.. .85 6.62 5.07 7.76 8. .48 10.92 5. ..05 7. . ... ..IS : 875 (Part 1) .. . .07 7.1987 (1) Dudhi Ebony Elm Eucalyptus Figs Fir Frash Gamari Gardenia Garuga Geon Gluta Gokul Grewia sp. . .06 4.34 9.83 7.21 7..28 4.07 515 530 415 per (5) m3 ..07 6..55 6.35 8..62 5.70 5. . .49 8.. .70 4...98 4. .84 8. ..70 5. .. .. .70 6...33 4. .. .33 5.20 9.34 7.92 8.27 3.97 6. .20 4.. .40 5. . .90 5.. ..42 4. . .. . .. ...13 5. ... . . .. . . .40 kg (4) 560 835 530 850 465 450 675 515 755 610 415 720 415 770 785 450 675 595 785 610 735 735 515 915 640 400 865 1 065 850 595 785 625 515 575 800 495 515 655 415 675 595 850 815 640 545 945 400 595 1 105 595 625 1 010 515 770 640 995 880 785 530 995 1 150 480 640 545 515 850 755 5.76 11. .99 6... Gurjan Gutel Haldu Hathipaila Hiwar Hollock Hollong Hoom Horse chestnut Imli Indian Chestnut Indian Hemlock Indian Oak Indian Olive Irul Jack Jaman Jarul Jathikai Jhingan Jutili Kadam Kail Kaim Kambli Kanchan Kanjuj Karada Karal Karani Karar Kardahi Karimgotta Kasi Kasum Kathal Keora Khair Khasipine Kindal Kokko Kongoo Kuchla Kumbi Kurchi Kurung Kusum Kuthan Lakooch Lambapatti Lampati Laurel Lendi Machilus: Gamblei Macrantha Maharukh UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 27 WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) 5. ..05 7.05 5.. .. .84 7. .55 7..... . . . .14 6... .

Udal — 2. Talauma — 5..85 495 .64 575 .64 575 .78 385 . — 10...97 915 .98 610 .. Myrabolan — 9.77 690 . Rohini — 11. Silver oak — 6.. Narikel — 5. Salai — 5.48 865 . Malabar neem — 4.65 270 ...99 305 .05 1 025 Salt 55..05 515 . White cedar — 7.22 430 . Pinus insignis — 6.97 915 . White chuglam (silver grey-wood) — 6.41 960 .. Mullilam — 7.48 865 . Poplar — 4.50 255 . Yon — 8. Padri — 7....21 735 .. Wood-Wool Building Slabs 10 0... Sandan — 8.12 930 .. Pyinma — 5.. Satin wood — 9. Upas — 3. Mahua — 8. Poon — 6.70 785 ... Kala-siris — 7.33 1 155 ..41 450 .41 960 .. Makai — 3. Tanaku — 2.64 575 . Pali — 6.. Nedunar — 5.28 640 .. Rajbrikh — 8.64 575 ... Parrotia — 8. Suji — 2. Pula — 3. Red sanders — 10. TABLE 1                        MATERIAL 28 .. Toon — 5.13 625 . Piney — 6.. Siris — 3..41 960 . Sandal wood — 8. Seleng — 4.14 320 .21 735 .42 655 .84 1 105 .71 480 .77 690 .48 865 .... Mulberry — 6. Mundani — 6.71 480 . Teak — 6..059 6 . Maina — 5.49 560 .1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE WEIGHT/MASS OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Mahogany — 6. Mokha — 7...98 610 . Maniawga — 7.. Safed-siris — 6.33 850 NOTE — The unit of timbers correspond to average unit weight of typical Indian timbers at 12 percent moisture content.. Rosewood (black wood) — 8.40 755 .62 675 m3 ...06 720 . Ping — 8..99 815 .. Sundri — 9.. Milla — 9. 54.. Sal — 8.27 945 .62 675 . Water — 9.83 595 . Oak — 8...84 595 . Uriam — 7.IS : 875 (Part 1) ... Semul — 3.81 1 000 m3 Fresh . Pitraj — 6.40 755 ..34 850 .. Palang — 5.05 515 . Maple — 5. Persian lilac — 5.13 625 .64 575 . Murtenga — 7. Vakai — 9. White dhup — 4...70 785 .41 450 .98 610 ... Saykaranji — 7..76 995 .28 335 ....91 705 . Walnut — 5..92 400 ..97 915 .83 595 .28 640 .40 755 .. Rudrak — 4..77 690 .. Vellapine — 5..14 320 .06 720 ...19 835 .. Papita — 3.78 385 . Mango — 6. Sisso — 7. Padauk — 7. Spruce — 4..28 640 ..48 865 ..28 640 ... White bombwe — 5.06 720 . Pipli — 5. Mesua — 9...

Reinforced ( see 21 ‘Cement concrete. Suspended metal lath and gypsum plaster 2..IS : 875 (Part 1) . .47 1.5 cm 0.16 2. .. . Cement Concrete.67 1..55 150 170 190 220 260 .          100 115 125 140 150 175 200 1.57 1. UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING PARTS OR COMPONENTS MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 2 mm kN kg per Plaster on tile or concrete Plaster on wood lath Suspended metal lath and cement plaster 1.18 1.. . . but excluding any concrete topping NOTE — Add extra for concrete topping Hollow clay blocks including reinforcement and concrete ribs between blocks. Cement Concrete.28 0. .06 8 21 29 9 19 23 27 6 m2 ..21 0. structural: Hollow clay blocks including reinforcement and mortar jointing between blocks..37 1.96 120 130 140 150 160 180 200 ..27 1. add 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 — 0. ( Continued ) 29 . .. ... .5 cm 0.39 0. . .25 0.. 10 10 10 0. Plain ( see 20 ‘Cement concentrate. 7.. reinforced’ in Table 1 ) 4. 1. BUILDING PARTS AND COMPONENTS 3... ...      100 125 150 175 200 1. add Compressed cork Floors. plain’ in Table 1 ) 3.09 0. .49 50 .5 cm 2.1 The unit weights of building parts or components are specified in Table 2.. .04 22 27 4 . ..08 0.74 25 40 75 m2 .47 1..26 0.3 cm 2.86 2. Ceilings 2. Earth Filling ( see 45 ‘Soils and gravels’ in Table 1 ) 6. . Finishing ( see also ‘Floor finishes’ given under 7 ‘Flooring’ and 8 ‘Roofing’ in Table 1 ) Negligible — Aluminium foil Plaster: Acoustic Anhydrite Barium sulphate Fibrous Gypsum or lime Hydraulic lime or cement Plaster ceiling on wire netting NOTE — When wood or metal lathing is used. but excluding any concrete topping NOTE — Add extra for concrete topping.26 0..23 0.. .76 1.22 0..1987 3. . . Flooring Asphalt flooring NOTE — For macadam finish.. Damp-Proofing ( see 28 ‘Felt bituminous for waterproofing and damp proofing’ in Table 1 ) 5..19 0..

.. ..13 0. Allahabad tiles (double) including 170 1. ..56 Copper sheet roofing including laps and 0.06 16 20.65 3. 65 0. *Specification for clay flooring tiles ( first revision )...78 — Mangalore tiles with flat tiles ( see Note below )  0.1987 UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING PARTS OR COMPONENTS — Contd Hollow concrete units including any concrete topping necessary for constructional purposes NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm  100  125  150   175  200  230 WEIGHT/MASS            MATERIAL             TABLE 2 kN 1.3 7. 80 0. Allahabad tiles (single) including battens 85 0.64 Mangalore tiles with battens — ( see Note below ) ..67 1.08 8 . .5 to Clay floor tiles ( see IS : 1478-1969* ) 25.54 0.49 35 to 50 .14 kg 170 200 220 240 270 320 per m2 ..10 10 . 70 Country tiles (single) with battens 0.. Thatch with battens — 0... .5 ..093 5. .216 0. filled ‘as laid’ — Terrazzo paving ‘as laid’ 10 8.83 — ( see Note below ) .IS : 875 (Part 1) . spans up to 3 m Glazing with lead-covered steel bars 6.5 .12 to 0.2 to 0. 120 Country tiles (double) with battens 1. m3 m2 Asbestos cement sheeting ( see ‘Asbestos cement sheeting’ in Table 1 ).9 to 6.2 570 to 720 24 .72 Flat Roofs: Clay tiles hollow ( see 7 ‘Flooring’ in this table ) Concrete hollow precast ( see 7 ‘Flooring’ in this table ) Galvanized iron sheeting ( see 39 ‘Metal sheeting..8  6..25 to 0.1 to 9.4 0.16 0.5 to 13. 14.11 0.. at 0.28 26 to 29 ..23 to 0.6 m centres States on battens — 0.142 0. †Specification for rubber flooring materials for general purposes ( first revision )..34 to 0.. Floor finishes: 12.69 — ( see Note below ) .4 Terra cotta.130 to 7.08 Mangalore tiles bedded in mortar over — flat tiles ( see Note below ) ..4 0.  rolls 0.5 1..96 2.015 Soft wood Weight of mastic used in laying wood block flooring NOTE — All thicknesses are ‘finished thicknesses’.5 9.2  4.49 35 to 50 ..18 — ( see Note below ) ..10 0. .19 19. 110 1.. ..4 NOTE — This weight is ‘as laid’ but excludes screeding. . ..35 2. . wood: Hard wood       22 28 22 28 — 0.. . Roofing 0.20 0.070 0. ( Continued ) 30 .. Magnesium oxychloride: Normal type (saw dust filler) 10 Heavy duty type (mineral filler) 10 Parquet flooring — Rubber ( see IS : 809-1970† )  3... .08 0.. 10 to 20 . NOTE — Weights acting vertically on horizontal projection to be multiplied by cosine of roof angle to obtain weights normal to the roof surface.  0. .048 0.67 — battens ( see Note below ) .09 to 0.34 to 0. protected’ in Table 1 ) Glazed Roofing: Glazing with aluminium alloy bars for 6.16 2. .5 11 13.5 22 8 to 12 4.062 to 0. Floors.

5 22..1 Units weights of store and miscellaneous 31 .5 22. *Specification for autoclaved reinforced cellular concrete wall slabs.40 850 to 1 000 750 to 850 650 to 750 550 to 650 450 to 550 m3 .. 195 115 15 90 NOTE — For unit weight of fixtures and fittings required to buildings including builder’s hardware.35 4. 100 75 — 100 1.093 0.22 0.137 0...220 9. . . air-cooled Slag concrete. stone’ in Table 1 ) Partitions: Brick wall Cinder concrete Galvanized iron sheet Hollow glass block (bricks) Hollow blocks per 200 mm of thickness: Ballast or stone concrete Clay Clinker concrete Coke breeze concrete Diatomaceous earth Gypsum Pumice concrete Slag concrete.40 to 6. .250 0.40 to 5. 20 20 20 20 20 40 — 0.35 to 8.932 9..5 18 9..15 0.177 0..5 25.07 0... foamed Terrazzo cast partitions Timber studding plastered — — — — — 8.. .80 7. foamed Lath and plaster Solid blocks per 20 mm of thickness: Ballast or stone Clinker concrete Coke breeze concrete Pumice concrete Slag concrete.. . 9.196 0.221 0. .186 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING PARTS OR COMPONENTS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS Roof finishes: Bitumen mecadam Felt roofing ( see 28 ‘Felt.. .201 0.. ..91 1.5 14 18 20 19 40 . 0.176 0.5 95 100 ..981 46 30.. .. .451 0.5 0.392 20. bituminous for water-proofing and damp-proofing’ in Table 1 ) Glass silk..IS : 875 (Part 1) . 4.8 m2 . .. .35 to 9. . Walling (IS : 6072-1971*) Autoclaved reinforced cellular concrete wall slabs Class A Class B Class C Class D Class E Brick masonry ( see 36 ‘Masonry..5 20.. . m2 .221 0. STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS materials intended for dead load calculations and other general purposes are given in Appendix A.88 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 — 0. . brick’ in Table 1 ) Concrete blocks ( see 11 ‘Block’ in Table 1 ) Stone masonry ( see 37 ‘Masonry.8 10 0.05 0... quilted Lead sheet Mortar screeding WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 2 mm kN kg per 10 10 0. .201 0.300 0..13 0.35 to 7.21 5 7 21 .008 22 0..5 22.35 6. . . .35 5. . reference may be made to appropriate Indian Standards. .. ... 4.

75 7.45 3.35 7.90 to 6. in boxes Eggs.1 ] UNIT WEIGHTS OF STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS WEIGHT/MASS 3 ANGLE OF FRICTION. Agricultural and Food Products Butter Coffee in bags Drinks in bottles.85 720 1 025 450 550 590 720 500 to 800 — — — 0 0 30 — Salt: Bags Bulk 7.90 2.40 5.50 7.1.20 to 5.90 to 7.85 170 470 290 — — — 3.15 6.85 500 to 800 400 to 700 25 — 0.40 5.85 0.85 400 190 20 —                  MATERIAL kN/m 3 kg/m 1.80 7. packed Eats.40 720 960 — 30 4.85 3.1987 APPENDIX A [ Clauses 1.69 14.85 3.45 860 560 750 300 590 500 225 to 600 125 350 — — — — — 45 — — — 6.35 5.30 6.80 4.10 170 70 1 440 — — — 1.IS : 875 (Part 1) . pressed out Tobacco bundles Vinegar 32 .65 0.65 45 170 — — 7.90 1.98 1.1 ( Note ) and 4. crushed Potatoes Preserves (tins in cases) 7.45 1.90 to 7.90 1.45 5.05 4.40 750 800 800 350 1 080 30 — — — — Seeds: Heaps Sacks Straw and chaff: Loose up to about 3 m stack height Compressed Sugar: Crystal Cube sugar in boxes Sugar beet.95 5.05 9.05 4.45 690 770 750 540 670 750 830 700 100 150 350 27 27 30 30 33 30 28 30 30 30 — 1.35 2. shelled Flax seed Oats Rice Soyabeans Wheat Wheat flour Grain sheaves up to 4 m stack height Grain sheaves over 4 m stack height Grass and clover Hay: Compressed Loose up to about 3 m stack height Honey Hops: In sacks In cylindrical hop bins Sewn up or compressed in cylindrical shape in hop cloth Malt: Crushed Germinated Meat and meat products Milk Molasses Onion in bags Oil cakes.55 7.55 7.45 10.35 8. DEGREES 8. oil Fish meal Flour in sacks up to 1 m height Forage (bales) Fruits Grains: Barley Corn.60 2.25 3.05 10.65 4.85 7.

80 400 to 490 4 950 580 to 910 5.90 8.40 8.85 580 720 865 960 800 to 960 1 010 1 820 — — — — — — — 12.75 1 250 to 1 360 1 350 to 1 600 1 185 1 280 1 060 1 200 to 1 350 1 310 to 1 380 1 350 to 1 380 1 470 880 1 010 2 110 8 900 690 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 8.80 48.00 9.85 10.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.85 8.90 to 9.70 to 8. linseed: In barrels In drums Oil.90 17.55 14.40 11.10 27.70 11.75 6.15 26. paste Rosin in barrels Rubber: Raw Vulcanized Saltpetre Sodium silicate in barrels Sulphur Talc Varnishes Vitriol. Chemicals and Allied Materials Acid.70 12.05 8. pearl.IS : 875 (Part 1) .60 12.25 13.40 7.40 7.85 to 9.10 9. crystalline Ammonium nitrate Ammonium sulphate Beeswax Benzole Benzene hexachloride Bicarbonate of soda Bone Borax Calcite Camphor Carbon disulphide Casein Caustic soda Creosole Dicalcium phosphate Disodium phosphate Iodine Oils in bottles or barrels 11.75 to 13.75 13. blue.25 12.05 910 to 960 910 to 930 1 010 850 2 050 2 800 960 720 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 30-40 25 32-45 — — 45 30 — — — — — — — — 45 30-45 — — Oil. sulphuric 87% Alcohol Alum.55 13.15 7.55 5.40 8.45 9.25 to 13.25 to 13.50 9.35 13. liquid Ammonium chloride.91 8.85 7.90 to 9.70 87. dry Red lead.55 10. Fuels Brown coal Brown coal briquettes heaped 6. hydrochloric Acid.40 8.05 to 9.90 1 200 1 510 1 790 780 530 900 830 720 to 1 000 720 to 920 960 910 890 650 1 900 1 750 2 700 990 1 300 1 350 1 410 1 070 6.40 9.30 6.40 18.05 to 9.80 7.65 5. in barrels 3.55 7.50 6. in barrel Ammonia.75 14.85 33 700 800 — 35 .20 8.65 17.65 3. turpentine Paints Paraffin wax Petroleum Phosphorus Plastics: Cellulose acetate Cellulose nitrate Methyl methacrylate Phenol formaldehyde Polystryrene Polyvinyl chloride (Perspex) Resin bonded sheet Urea formaldehyde Potash Potassium Potassium nitrate Red lead.70 7.25 to 15. DEGREES 2.35 20. nitric 91% Acid.65 9.90 20.50 9.90 to 4.80 17.85 to 13.

75 1.95 to 69.75 17.55 19 250 to 19 330 19 330 — — 70.02 to 97.45 500 1 000 850 1 000 960 400 690 200 150 250 35 35 35 35 0 45 0 45 35 35 11.95 1 300 300 — — 9.60 63.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 Brown coal briquettes.60 68.05 85.35 9.5 m stack height Artificial manures 5.07 95. mine-moist In washeries Dust All other sorts Coke: Furnace or gas Brown coal.85 8.40 3.30 25.95 to 66.10 88.55 189. Metals and Alloys Aluminium Cast Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness per m2 Antimony. DEGREES 12.30 to 26.65 11. loose Wood shavings.90 to 27. Manures Animal manures: Loosely heaped Stacked dung. chopped Petrol Wood in chips Wood shavings.80 8.70 to 87.70 6 210 6 700 — — Coal: Untreated.8 — — — 60.75 to 84.90 74.75 6. raw coal.90 65. raw coal Hard. up to about 2.95 1.20 to 87.03 15.80 11. pure: Amorphous Solid Bismuth: Liquid Solid 98.50 7 200 7 030 to 7 130 7 580 to 7 720 7 700 — — — — Cadmium: Cast Wrought Calcium Chromium Cobalt: Cast Wrought Copper: Cast Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness Gold: Cast Wrought Iron: Pig Grey.7 — — — 188.75 to 189.00 8 540 to 8 570 8 670 1 590 6 520 to 6 730 — — — — 83.25 to 85.IS : 875 (Part 1) .75 2.028 2 580 to 2 710 2 640 to 2 800 2.90 6. low-temperature Hard. shaken down 4.35 1 000 1 200 700 850 35 0 25 35 4.75 1 200 1 800 1 200 45 45 24.60 25.65 0. cast Wrought 34 .45 8 490 to 8 680 9 020 — — 86.70 75.90 9.80 9. cast White.45 2.09 10 000 9 690 to 9 900 — — 83.35 to 75.09 8 790 to 8 940 8 840 to 8 940 8.65 86. stacked Charcoal kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.45 0. mine-damp Diesel oil Firewood.

40 82.20 to 87. tin 10%) Cadmium and tin German Silver: Copper 52%. lead 25%.55 10 400 to 10 490 9 500 10 540 to 10 560 — — — Silver: Cast Liquid Wrought Sodium: Liquid Solid 9.75 168.95 to 70.20 210.20 18 840 17 150 — — Alloys: Aluminium and copper Aluminium 10%.85 93.00 85. lead 5%.15 72. nickel 22% Copper 59%.60 84.10 9. tin 12.55 133. zinc 10%) White (copper 50%.25 11 340 10 710 11 360 11 1 680 to 1 750 7 400 13 600 8 280 to 8 890 21 440 — — — — — — — — — 102. tin 20%) Gun metal (copper 90%. nickel 7% Gold and Copper: Gold 98%.70 81.15 103. DEGREES Lead: Cast Liquid Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness Magnesium Manganese Mercury Nickel Platinum 111.45 to 17.5%) Brasses: Muntz metal (copper 60%. copper 97% Aluminium 91%.45 71.40 8 730 8 780 7 690 — — — 82.30 930 950 — — Tungsten Uranium 188.60 86.07 7 030 to 7 160 7 190 7 — — — 75. copper 90% Aluminium 5%. copper 95% Aluminium 3%.10 27. zinc 40%) Red (copper 90%.35 to 103.35 81. zinc 50%) Yellow (copper 70%. nickel 11% Copper 63%. zinc 26%.40 8 440 8 330 8 300 — — — 184.70 95. copper 10% 35 .20 70.5%. copper 2% Gold 90%. zinc 9% Babbit metal (tin 90%.50 0.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.IS : 875 (Part 1) .11 16. zinc 30%): Cast Drawn Rolled Bronzes: Bell metal (copper 80%. zinc 30%.00 7 690 8 360 8 680 2 800 7 310 9 690 — — — — — — 80.0 to 102.45 19 200 18 400 — — Zinc: Cast Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness 68.25 80.20 105.75 85. cadmium 12.85 8 440 8 680 8 550 — — — 85.10 83.00 111. copper 5%) Wood’s metal (bismuth 50%. zinc 30%.75 81.30 8 220 8 590 8 190 — — — 82.30 180.10 75.40 0.

75 mm and under Asphalt.30 5. powdered Gypsum.80 11.30 5.40 4.65 8. earthenware.30 to 14.95 10.75 to 13. pellets 8.80 7.05 5. prills Bone Books and files.5%. in powder form Magnesite.85 81. 12 mm and under Ashes.35 14.5% Monel metal. hydrated. 12 mm and under Ashes. pellets Potassium nitrate Potassium sulphate Pyrites.40 36 880 910 800 960 640 510 to 640 840 to 890 1 080 1 355 to 1 440 880 to 1 520 800 2 000 960 1 200 to 1 360 1 440 to 1 600 810 1 920 to 2 080 495 670 to 760 1 920 to 2 080 — — — ≥ 45 30-45 30-45 ≥ 45 30-45 30-45 38-45 — — 40-52 30-45 30-45 30-45 30-45 ≥ 30 45 30-45 .70 0.40 to 12. boiler house.75 10.70 5. copper 30%) 103.45 18. pulverised 5.30 7.10 8. wet.55 to 7. 3 mm and under Lime.00 to 6. furnace.60 to 9.50 to 26.08 7 850 7 830 8 — — — 10.75 21.40 11.05 to 7.35 18.85 9. DEGREES Lead and Tin: Lead 87. hydrated.85 7.35 9.10 87. coal. stacked (including cavities) Clinker. 75 mm and under Ashes. dry. 3 mm and under Limestone.5%.16 to 1.60 13.18 25. rock.50 to 7.85 7.55 8.10 to 15. crushed. dry. tin 69.40 9.85 to 20. 3 mm and under Lime. wet.85 6.10 to 15.65 Ice Leather put in rows Lime.5% Lead 30. cast (nickel 70%.30 8. coarse Ashes. sinter and magnesite.65 to 14. calcined.50 to 6.30 5.55 14.05 720 720 ≥ 30 — 2 400 to 2 720 16 to 120 2 600 1 280 889 to 960 960 to 1 280 1 440 to 1 600 — — — — 40 45 30-45 560 to 560 to Glass: Glass. tin 12. coal.70 Hides Dry Salted    Only green 8.90 1 100 to 1 600 560 to 645 560 to 645 720 to 800 720 to 800 720 360 to 850 1 900 851 1 000 1 200 2 240 1 100 800 800 to 865 720 to 950 600 30 40 38 52 50 30-45 27 — — 28 30 — — 30 29 34 — Steel: Cast Wrought mild Black plate per mm of thickness Steel sections ( see 46 ‘Steel sections’ in Table 1 ) 6.40 6. libraries. clean Diammonium phosphate Double salt (ammonium sulphate nitrate) Filling cabinets and cupboards with contents. pulverized Lime pebble Limestone. raw.00 10 590 8 270 8 870 — — — 77. in records offices.85 7.90 7. 12 mm and under Gypsum. agricultural. ground.95 18. 25 mm and under 23.50 7.05 to 9.70 7.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION. solid Wool In sheets Glue Gypsum.00 76. ground Chalk Chinaware.IS : 875 (Part 1) . caustic.55 to 8.50 to 6.05 to 7.80 to 15.85 19.50 to 7.85 to 8. coal. dry Fly ash.60 9. granular Phosphate. Miscellaneous Materials Aggregate.50 12.05 3.85 to 20. archives Flue dust.80 0.25 to 8. coal. calcined. 12 mm and under Ammonium nitrate. pulverized Phosphate rock Phosphate sand Potassium carbonate Potassium chloride. crushed Limestone dust Magnesite. stacked Calcium ammonium nitrate Copper sulphate.90 7.

loose Silica gel Soda ash. Ores Antimony Ferrous sulphide Ferrous sulphide ore waste after roasting Iron ore.90 6.90 1 410 645 640 to 1 020 1 120 to 1 280 1 360 1 140 to 1 360 1 760 to 2 080 1 440 to 1 760 1 440 to 1 600 160 450 880 to 1 040 480 to 610 1 120 to 1 280 800 to 840 880 to 1 360 800 to 960 780 to 840 1 520 — — 30-45 30-45 30 35 45 30 30-35 30 30-45 35 37 24 35-45 32 30-45 37 35 13.40 8. usually stored for carbonic acid.75 2.85 3 040 2 700 1 400 — — — 29.95 8. pulverized Sand. 76 mm and under Sulphur.30 to 10. granular Sulphur.00 9. fine Salt cake. granulated Slag.25 to 20. usually stored Trisodium phosphate Triple superphosphate Turf Urea.90 10. piled and compressed in bales Furs Jute in bundles Paper: In bundles and rolls Newspapers in bundles Put in rows Thread in bundles Wood. dry Sand. crushed kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 Pumice Rubbish: 5.70 1.80 to 9.65 to 10.65 to 13.90 12. prills 7.40 1 410 4 490 960 800 to 880 2 910 to 5 810 650 — — 30-45 30-45 — 23-26 29. powdered Single superphosphate (S. dry.10 to 17.35 11.80 26. silica. compressed 37 . compact storing Magnesium ore 8.35 12.40 7.20 4.70 6.00 to 12.50 13. heavy Soda ash. common. Paper and Allied Materials Cellulose in bundles Cotton.85 750 1 300 300 910 700 — — — — — 6.).40 14.00 11.80 19.00 to 12.30 6. bank.57 4.75 700 400 1 100 500 1 300 — — — — — Steel goods: Cylinders.80 4. common.10 to 15.25 8. crushed. coarse Salt.40 7. etc.85 to 8.65 2.IS : 875 (Part 1) .90 Building General Salt.85 to 9. compressed Flax.55 7.25 14. coarse Salt cake.85 3.S.80 44. Textiles.65 to 8. dry Saw dust. etc Sheets. bank. railway rails.25 14. dry.60 3 040 2 000 — — 7.85 to 5.35 17. furnace. DEGREES 590 to 1 010 — 13. dry.00 11.85 to 8. light Sodium nitrate.20 to 13. 12 mm and under Sulphur. damp Sand.35 7.70 to 6.80 6. dry.55 13.P.

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