MEASUREMENT OF BUILDING WORK (A

)
Task -01
1.1Any construction work measurement is getting an important place. So we should know
important and principles of measurements. We want to get correct and accurate
measurement for this we use SMM7 this standard method of measurement provides a
uniform basis for measuring building works and ombidies the essentials of good practice.
Bills of quantity shall fully describe and accurately represent the quantity and quality of
the works to be carried out. More detailed information than is required by these rules
shall be given where necessary in order to define the precise nature and extent of the
required work.
SMM7’s including following type of information
• Use of the tabulate rules
1. Generally
2.Classification table
• Quantities
1. Supplementary rules
• Descriptions
• Drawing information
• Catalogued or standard components
• Work of special types
• Procedure where the drawn and specification information required by these rules in
not available
• Fixing, base and background
• Composite item
• Work not covered
• Symbols and abbreviations
• Work to existing buildings
• General definition
For this information we can take measurement easily and quickly so SMM7 is more
important for building works.
Principles of measurement practices
For the measurement quantity surveyor using by following stationeries this are called as
surveyor’s stationeries.
(1) Query sheet
Size- A4
Use- Some dimensions are not including on plan that time asking question for architecture
we use this sheet,

Modal-

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QUERY

ANSWER

Architect’s Signature: -........................

(2)Dimension sheet
Size- A4
Use- Get measurement
Modal9mm 14mm 15mm 16mm
T

D

S

55mm
Dis

14mm

15mm

T

D

16mm
S

56mm
Des

b.

b. – Binding margin
T – Timesing column
D – Dimension column
S – Squaring column
Des – Description column

MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES
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When we entering dimension should fallow following information
(1). Spacing of item
T
D
S
Entering two or more separate item we spaced 12mm each

Description

1.00

500m

0.50

Bk.Wall
1000mm

12mm Spacing
3000m
mm

Fr. Wk
125m

T

D
0.13

125m

(2).Waste calculation or method of reaching dimensions

S

0.13
3.00

225

Description

112.

200

2/225

300
250

450
2000
2500
112.5
5062.5
External

2/225

length

450
3000

External width

3450

(3).Order of dimension
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All dimensions are entering in meters with two decimals in dimension column. Dimension is
entered in following order.

T

Horizontal length
D


S

Horizontal width or breadth
Vertical height or depth

L
Description
L-Length
W-Width/breadth
H-Height/Depth
02-Number

W

H

02
T

2/½/

D

S

(4).Timsing

5.25
2.10

Description

11.025
2100

210
0
5250

5250

Area = ½ ×
5.25×2.10

(5).Grouping of dimension
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T

D

S

Description
10000
Disposal
load
1000

10.00

850

Tr. Excn.

0.85

&

1.00
11.764

1000

Disposal of exct. Mat.

A1

150

1500

A2

2000

Bk.Wall

T

D

S

XXX

-

XXX
1.00

-

XXX
1.50

NIL
1.50

XXX
1.50

-

2.00

(6).Alternative of dimension

Description
BK.Wall. NIL

3.00
4.50
(7).Measurement of irregular figures

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T

D

S

π/

1.50
1.50

Description
xxx
r

150

r=1500

A

A=πr2

2000

½/

A= ½ ×A×H

2.00
1.50

3.00

2000

200

150

r=225
4000
½/

V=πr2h

6.00
1.50

9.00

A=½×(A+B)×H

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π/

0.23

1.3Indentify and describe the major part of a bill of
quantities (P3)

0.23
2.00

2.05

After entering Abstract sheet next we use bill page so BOQ
has major 5patrs these are follows 1). Preliminaries
Preliminaries Items we separate two parts.

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Not specific to work section

Specific to work section

This items not specific to work section but
that has cost.

This items are specific to work sections on
the work time only after working these are
removed or finished so that has cost such
as,

Eg:- 1.Tendering process
2.Contractual requirements for
insurances
3.Site facilities for the employer’s
representative and payments to
the local
Authorities.

1.Water for work
2.Supervision
3. Temporary work.


Temporary road
Hats / office
Electric supply

4. Scaffolding.

2).Sectional trade bill
There would be a number of sectional trade bills in accordance with the scope, or complexity
of the project. All the measured work in according with the SMM7 will be inserted in to
sectional trade bills, such as,
*Bill No.2D-Ground work
*Bill No.3F-Masenry
*Bill No.4E-In-site concrete etc.
3).Preambles.
Preambles are clauses usually inserted at the head of each work section bills, and principally
contained descriptions, together with another relevant information of which the contractor
should be aware in pricing. Inserting the preamble in the BOQ the length of the work
descriptions are reduced and the specifications is not necessary if they provide the
information. Another procedure is to combine all preamble clauses in a separate bill,
following preliminaries.
Functions of preambles
۩
Specify quality of materials.
۩
Specify the standard of the workmanship required .
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۩
Assist in pricing measured work.
۩
Repetition of same information item by item will be avoided and hence the work
Descriptions will be more concise.
4).Money provision.
There are two types of money provisions that are inserted in to a BOQ
1. Prime cost sums.
The term “Prime cost sum” (PC sum) is a sum provided in the bill of quantities for works or
services to be executed by a nominated subcontractor, or for materials or goods to be
obtained from a nominated supplier such sums are exclusive of any profit required by the
main contractor and provision is made for its addition following the Pc sum general and
special attendance by the main contractor on nominated subcontractors is provided as an
item in the preliminaries bill. These can be entered either as fixed or time related charges.
A

Provide the PC sum of Rupees 200000for the
Supply of 12 Nr sanitary appliances, to be
Obtained from M/S sanitaryware ltd.

B

200000

00

Add main contractor’s profit

C

Provide the PC sum of Rupees1500000 of or
The installations of a lift to be exacted by a
Nominated sub-contractor.

1500000

D

Add special attendance

%

E

Add Main contractor’s profit

%

00

2. Provisional Sums
Where the work cannot be descried and given in accordance with SMM (SL) rules, It shall
be given as a provisional sum and identified as for either defined or undefined work. In
defined work items a description and indication of the amount of work. Can be given and the
contractor will be deemed to have made due allowance in programming, planning and
pricing the preliminaries. Whore these details cannot be supplied the work is classified as
undefined and the contractor will be deemed not to have made any allowance in
programming, planning and pricing the preliminaries. Work by local authorities and statutory
undertaking are the subject of provisional sums.
A

Allow the general provisional sum of Rupees
100000 to cover the cost of any unforeseen

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Works. This sum is to be expanded the
discretion of the Architect/Engineer.

100000

00

5).General summary.
There general summary is to provide monetary collection at the end of each group of work
sections such as D-Ground works, F-Masonry the total of which are then trans tarred to the
final summary.

1. General summary.
D-Ground work

Rs($)

Cts(P)

XXX

XXX

E-In-suit concrete
F-Masonry
G-Creasing timber
H-Covering
Total carried to final summary

2. Final summary.
Rs($)

Cts(P)

XXX

XXX

1.Preliminaries /General condition
2.prime cost and provisional sum
3. Measred work.
4. Contingencies.
Total carried to form of tender.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-1
A50-Nominated suppliers
Preambles.
1. Iron mongaries give by ABC
nominated sub contractors.
2. All iron mongaries made by
pure steel and brash.

Nominated suppliers
Allow a pc sum of Rs 200000
supplying of necessary iron
mongaries a.b.d.

1.

2.

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15 % for main contractor’s profit

Pc
sum

%

Sum

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Total forwarded to general summary

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

UNIT

QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-2
D-20 Excavating and filling
Preambles.
1. Machineries are use for
cutting down trees and tree
stumps
2. Mechanical or manually
excavation shall use as
appropriate.
3. Excavated materials shall
disposal 150m away on site.
4. Imported gravel shall use for
filling.
5. 150mm tick layer shall
compact manually.
6. 2nd class timber shall use for
the earth work support.

SITE PREPARATION
Cutting down trees.
Girth 600-1500
Girth 1500-3000
Girth >3000

Removing tree stumps girth >3000

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1.
1.1
1.2

5
Clearing site vegetation including
all bushes, hegges and tree stumps
girth ≤ 600

1.3

Nr

7

Nr

4

Nr
EXCAVATION

2.

Pit max depth ≤ 2000
3.

2

150mm top soil
Nr

Pit max depth ≤ 1000
136

Tranch max depth ≤ 1000
M2
EARTH WORK SUPPORTE
4.
5.
6.

Side of excavation max depth
≤1000
Distance between opposing faces
≤2000

M2
M3

7.
DISPOSAL
Surface water
8.

136

M3

23
01
19

M3

Excavated materials a.b.d
88
M2

9.

Item

10.

62
I
M2

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Total forwarded to next page

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Total brought from previous page

FILLING TO EXCAVATION
11.

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Thick > 0.25m a.b.d

M3

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FILLING TO MAKE UP LEVELS
12.

Thick > 0.25m a.b.d

M3

19

M2

56

M2

88

SURFACE TREATMENT
13.
14.

Compacting bottoms of excavation
a.b.d
Trimming sides of cuttings

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Total forwarded to general summary

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-3

E10-Mixing/Curing/Curing in-situ
concrete

Preambles.
1. Mechanical or manually
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2.
3.
4.
5.

mixing shall use as mixing
concrete.
1:3:6 mass concrete shall
use for foundation.
Concrete shall cure by
manually.
Concrete shall compact
manually.
Grade 25 reinforced concrete
shall use.

ISOLATED FOUNDATIONS
Foundations a.b.d
Bed foundation thick ≤ 150 a.b.d
1.
2.
3.
4.

Concrete in slab thick 150-450mm
a.b.d
Concrete in columns DPC to 1st floor
a.b.d
Concrete in stair case DPC to 1
floor a.b.d

M3

07

M3

12

M3

18

M3

02

M3

02

st

5.
E20- Formwork for in-situ concrete

Preambles.
1. 25mm thick 2nd class
plywood shall use for
formwork.

SIDES OF FOUNDATIONS
Sides of foundation ht ≤250 a.b.d
Column base ht ≤ 1000
1.
2.
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Formwork for sides soffits of slab ht
to soffits<3000, Thick≤ 200

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3.

4.

Soffits of landings a.b.d
Edges of suspended slab height
≤250 a.b.d

M2

18

M2

136

M2

02

M2

68

M2

40

M2

11

st

5.

6.

Sides of column dpc to 1 floor
a.b.d
Stair case 1000mm width,
150mwaist, and 150 rise a.b.d

7.

Total forwarded to next page

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Total brought from previous page

E30-Reinforcement for in-situ
concrete

Preambles.
1. Yield steel bar reinforcement
shall use for column base,
slab, beam, and stair case.
2. Tor steel bar reinforcement
shall use for stirrups.
3. Lap length shall be 24xd
4. Staircase lap length shall be
52xd

BAR
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Y-12 bar reinforcement a.b.d
1
2
3.

02

R-12 bar reinforcement a.b.d
Y-16 bar reinforcement a.b.d

t

0.2

t

01

t

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Total forwarded to general summary

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-4
F10-Brick / Block walling

Preambles.
1. 215x102.5x65 common brick
shall use for brick wall.
2. 1:6 cement: motar shall use.
3. Bricks are bonded with English
bond.

WALLS

.

1.

225mm thick wall dpc to 1st floor
a.b.d
112.5mm thick wall a.b.d

2.

m2

130

m2

04

F20- Natural stone rubble walling.

Preambles.
1. Natural stone shall use for
rubble walling
2. 1:6 cement:Motar shall use for
bonding.

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WALLS
450mm thick wall a.b.d

m2

1.

48

F30- Assessorial / Sundry items for
brick/ Block/ Stone walls.

Preambles.
1. 20mm thick dpc for shall use
2. Apply 2 cots of hat dpc tar
planted with find sand.
3. 1:4 cement: sand shall use
for dpc
.
Damp proof courses
Dpc width >300 a.b.d
F31- Precast concrete sills / Lintels /
Copings / Features.

1.

Preambles.

m2

27

1. PCC lintel shall use.
2. Lintels include 4Nos Y10 bar
reinforcement.
3. R6 reinforcement Links shall
use.

Total forwarded to general summary

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Total brought from previous page

LINTELS

1.

225x150x2100 Lintel a.b.d

Nr

01

2.

112.5x100x1800 lintel a.b.d

Nr

03

3.

225x150x1500 lintel a.b.d

Nr

01

4.

Nr

05

5.

1950x225x150 lintel a.b.d
1650x225x150 lintel a.b.d

Nr

01

6.

675x222x150 lintel a.b.d

Nr

02

.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-5
G20- Carpentry/Timber
framing/First fixing

Preambles.
1. 1st class timber shall use for
roofing
2. Wall plate shall fixed with on
the wall
3. Other plates are fixed on the
post.
4. Valance board shall for gutter
board.

PLATE
75x100 wall plate a.b.d
50x175 ridge platea.b.d
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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100x100 post a.b.d
50x125 parlin a.b.d
50x100 rafters a.b.d
25x225 velancy board fix to
wooden surface.

m

39

m

02

m

03

m

20

m

275

m

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-7
J30-Liquid Applied tanking / Damp
proof membrance.

Preambles.
1. Gage 1000 polytheen shall
use for damp proofing.
2. 150 side and end lap for use
dpm.
3. 2 cots of polytheen shall use
for dpm.

Tanking and damp proofing

.

DPM a.b.d
1.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-8
K40- Demountable suspended
ceiling.

Preambles.
1. 15mm thick smooth soffit
plywood shall use for ceiling.
2. 1st class plywood shall use.
3. Plywood shall fix with wooden
surface.

CEILLING
Plywood ceiling a.b.d
1.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-9
L10- Windows / Roof light /
screens / covers.

Preambles.
1. Windows and window frames
are made by 1st class timber.
2. Window frames fixed with wall
surface.
3. Casements fixed with wooden
frames.
4. Windows including 300mm
trellis.

Windows and window frame
1500x2100 three Casements
glazed window a.b.d
1.

1500x1500 window a.b.d
1200x1500 two Casements window
a.b.d

2.

450x 300 fan light a.b.d

Nr

02

Nr

03

Nr

01

Nr

02

3.
L20- Doors /Shutters / Hatches
4.

Preambles.
1. 1st class treated timber shall
use for door frame.
2. Decorated ply wood door shall
use for front door.
3. Timber panelled door shall
use
4. PVC door shall use for toilet.
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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Total brought from previous page

L40- General glazing

Preambles.
1. 3mm thick standard plain
glaze shall use.
2. Glaze fixed with wooden
surface.
3. Fixed wooden bed and
springs.

STANDARAD PLAIN GLASS
1

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Plain glass a.b.d

m2

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ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNIT QUANTITY

RATE

AMOUNT

Bill No:-10
M20-Plastered / Rendered /
Roughcast Coatings.

Preambles.
1. 20mm thick smooth bed shall
do the internal plastering.
2. 20mm thick semi rough bed
do the external plastering.
3. Plastered against brick
surface.
4. 1:1:5 Cement, lime, mortar
shall use for plastering.
5. Material shall mix with
manually.
6. Plastered for dpc to 1st floor.

WALLS
Internal width >300 a.b.d
External width >300 a.b.d
1.
2.

M40- Stone/ Concrete/ Quarry
/Ceramic tilling/ Mosaic.

m2

203

m2

83

Preambles.

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1. 600x600 ceramic tiles shall
use for floor tilling.
2. 8mm thick tiles shall use
3. 100x600 ceramic tiles shall
use for skirting.
4. 10mm thick ceramic tiles shall
use for skirting.
5. Joint two tiles with matching
colour tile grouts.
6. 20mm thick 1:4 cement, sand
bed shall use tilling.
7. Clay ridge tile shall use
roofing.

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