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
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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
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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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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.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. after the draft finalized by the Structural Safety Sectional Committee had been approved by the Civil Engineering Division Council. w eights and m easurem ents w as adopted.3. In addition to this.1 This standard incorporates IS : 1911† published in 1967. 0.1 With the increased adoption of the code. 0.4.1 incorporates Amendment No. 0. w ind pressure coefficients for sheeted roofs both curved and sloping. it is hoped. and com pliance w ith hygienic. 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.1 This Indian Standard (Part 1) (Second Revision) was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards on 30 October 1987.2 This edition 3. A m ongst these functions are the utility of the building for the intended use and occupancy.4. It included the provisions for the basic design loads (dead loads. T he design of the building is dependent upon the m inim um requirem ents prescribed for each of the above functions. designers and architects associated w ith planning and design of buildings. 0. S trict conform ity to loading standards recom m ended in this code. Keeping this in view and other developments in the field of wind engineering. 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 ). w ind loads and seism ic loads) to be assum ed in the design of buildings.1960‡. 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.4.2 A building has to perform m any functions satisfactorily. snow loads and other external loads. fire safety. ventilation and daylight standards. 0.3 T his Indian S tandard code of practice w as first published in 1957 for the guidance of civil engineers. w ere m odified. but also elim inate the w astage caused by assum ing unnecessarily heavy loadings. FOREWORD 0. Side bar indicates modification of the text as the result of incorporation of the amendment. the structure w ould be required to bear. im posed loads. sanitation. 0. The unit weight of materials incorporated in this standard are based on information available through published Indian Standards and various other publications.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. the w ind pressure provisions w ere m odified on the basis of studies of w ind phenom enon and its effect on structures. 1 (December 1997). structural safety.IS : 875 (Part 1) . ‡Rules for rounding off numerical values ( revised ). 3 . new clauses on w ind loads for butterfly type structures w ere included. live loads. 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. In its first revision in 1964. Simultaneously. a number of comments were received on provisions on live load values adopted for different occupancies. namely IS : 1893-1984* which should be considered along with the above loads. 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.3 T he values given in this standard have been rounded off in accordance w ith IS : 2 . undertaken by the special com m ittee in consultation w ith the Indian M eteorological D epartm ent. †Schedule of unit weights of building materials ( first revision ).

.. ( Continued ) 4 .50 to 6. 1.... Peat: Dry Sandy. . well-shaken Perfectly wet Shingles..10 to 15.25 to 19. .37 270 240 m2 . Acoustical Material Eelgrass Glass fibre Hair Mineral wool Slag wool Cork 2. . MATERIAL (1) 2.1987 1. 1.1 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 — — 29.70 to 18..55 160 ..80 × 10–3 19. .95 1.80 5.95 14. Table 2 covers the unit weight mass of parts or components of a building... 1..1 This code (Part 1) covers unit weight/mass of materials. . .145 15 m2 — 10 9. .60 9. 6.85 13.35 0.65 × 10–3 3. and parts or components in a building that apply to the determination of dead loads in the design of buildings.78 0.. and Appendix A gives unit weight mass of stored materials.45 × 10–3 2. clean River Wet Brick dust ( SURKHI ) 4. 3 to 38 mm — — — 15. Aggregate..85 1 450 1 010 700 800 . compact — — — 5.20 9.70 18.05 17. Asbestos Felt 10 0. compact Wet.35 560 to 640 800 1 360 ... loose — 1. — — — — 15. Asbestos Cement Building Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) *Also used for filling purposes.58 to 0. Fine Sand: Dry.65 2.90 1 540 to 1 600 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 1 010 .IS : 875 (Part 1) . 5. .39 1.90 6.35 1 600 to 1 870 1 920 to 2 240 1 460 .35 18.85 to 21. .1.70 × 10–3 to 7. Aggregate.1 The unit weight/mass of materials used in building construction are specified in Table 1. Coarse Broken stone ballast: Dry.90 to 8.. SCOPE NOTE 1 — Table 1 gives the unit weight mass of individual building materials in alphabetical order. . — — — — 14. Broken bricks: Fine Coarse Foam slag (foundry pumice) Cinder* 3.10 × 10–3 13. BUILDING MATERIALS mm kN kg per (2) (3) (4) (5) 10 10 10 10 — — 5. .. m3 .30 7. Organic Saw dust. UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 1 2.40 0..85 7. . Aggregate.85 3 040 600 to 900 m3 ..

1 8. 9.5 0.16 0. — 0.80 to 8. gutters and gutter fittings and roofing fittings: Part 2 Gutters and gutter fittings ( first revision ). Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 9. Bitumen 11.0 to 13. 6 6 5 0.04 0.0 16.88 to 4.. .079 0. .41 to 0.1 14..028 to 0. ..65 1 800 10 10 0.5 12.6 13.8 16.55 880 to 1 280 . ‡Specification for lime based block ( first revision ).60 . ||Specification for fibre hardboards ( second revision ).65 to 12.. .5 10. . *Specification for asbestos cement building pipes and pipe fittings.245 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. — 1.102 10.40 m3 — 8..16 m2 .085 16. 12.0 0.1987 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..5 m .087 4.5 12.038 to 0.5 12.047 0.130 24. .76 to 9..127 0.130 0.0 8.40 4.2 .5 9.145 0.043 0.13 0. †Specification for unreinforced corrugated and semi-corrugated asbestos cement sheets ( second revision ). .0 13. — 1.063 0.0 9. .. Asbestos Cement Sheeting ( See IS : 459-1970† ) Corrugated (pitch = 146 mm) Semi-corrugated (pitch = 340 mm) Plain 10. 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 8.9 . 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 — 17.160 0. .3 12.118 to 0.... ( Continued ) 5 ..41 to 0.095 2..5 12. ..5 9.4 8.09 12.84 to 6. 12..IS : 875 (Part 1) .80 3.16 0..00 5... §Specification for concrete masonry units: Part 1 Hollow and solid concrete blocks ( second revision ).5 0.078 0. Boards Cork boards: Compressed Ordinary Fibre building boards ( see IS : 1658-1977|| ) Medium hardboard      m2 .5 12.41 144 ...94 144 to 96 . .047 to 0..056 to 0.94 144 to 96 .118 to 0.02 4 2 6 8 10 12 0.0 to 13. . — 1.

25 to 15.85 3. †Specification for gypsum plaster boards ( first revision )..5 to 15.80 4.6 4..039 to 0. ‡Specification for wood particle boards (medium density) for general purposes ( first revision ). .088 0.05 17. . .147 0.5 3.. . ordinary or flame-retardant type. .5 ... **Specification for heavy-duty burnt clay building bricks ( second revision ).0 . Brick Dust ( SURKHI ) — 9..093 to 0.90 to 8.90 to 8.071 to 0. — — — — — 4. 14. .. 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. . Grade A Type 1. NOTE 4 — All the three types of hardboards are manufactured to width of 1. .098 0...20 to 4.035 0. Grade A Type 2..85 4. 12 6 0..024 to 0. ||Specification for high density wood particle boards. . High density wood particle boards ( see IS : 3478-1966|| ) Type 1.031 to 0.25 to 19.85 4. NOTE 2 — Density of normal hardboard varies from 800 to 1 200 kg/m3.5  12.. .IS : 875 (Part 1) .0 11. ¶Specification for common burnt clay building bricks ( fourth revision ).70 to 18. Brick Chips and Broken Bricks ( see under 2 ‘Broken bricks’ in this table ) 15.034 0. .20 to 10. .069 to 0. . Grade B 12 9 12 9 m2 .0 9.80 to 7.034 7. ..035 0. Grade B Type 2. 0..50 2 160 2 500 ..40 to 3.00 m3 .05 20. The actual value may be had from the manufacturers.117 0.071 0.071 0.20 7. 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 — 15.85 4. .2 10. 13. ( Continued ) 6 ...088  3  4  5  6  9  9 12 18 25  9. .106 0.80 3. §Specification for low density particle boards ( first revision ).60 18.059 2.8 7...047 0.85 1 600 to 1 920 — — 21..25 to 18.047 0.047 to 0. .60 3...154 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 . 1 010 .. NOTE 3 — Density of tempered hardboard varies according to treatment.110 to 0.90 *Specification for fibre insulation boards. .... — — — — 17.90 — — — — 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.40 1 760 to 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 1 840 2 080 .90 to 8.75 3.20 24.90 to 8. NOTE 1 — Density of medium hardboard varies from 350 to 800 kg/m3.2 m.117 0.00 to 6.098 4.0 to 10.

— — 6.13 0..25 0...09 1. ..16 1. .70 to 18.. Cement Concrete.18 7 13 15 18 .50 12. ...37 1.25 to 21.78 118 140 118 140 58 64 80 Cover .55 17.63 0. 500 600 500 560 500 560 — 1.40 to 18.23 0. — — — 0.. Plain Aerated No-fines. 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 18.55 1 440 1 280 — — — — — — — — 7.. ... . .. ....06 0. — — 14.. Cast Iron Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 19.57 0. .23 15 10 23 .. — — — 0. . with heavy aggregate No-fines. .. . . .. Cast Iron.83 1.1987 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. .15 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 .13 0. Cement ( see IS : 269-1976† ) Ordinary and aluminous Rapid-hardening m3 .. . . 455 610 455 610 0..28 23 15 29 .36 13 26 23 37 .55 to 17..13 0. .15 0.00 22. ..63 111 115 85 108 58 64 64 Frame .. ....23 0..57 0.45 15.05 640 to 1 680 960 to 1 840 .. 20. (Continued) 7 .80 8. 455 610 455 610 0.40 to 16.20 9.. . .07 0. . .50 to 11.30 to 16.15 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .50 9... †Specification for ordinary and low heat Portland cement ( third revision ). ..16 1. 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. 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.10 0.63 0. . . 17... . Cast Iron.65 to 12.. .25 5.00 to 23.10 12..37 0.

.93 2.. ( Continued ) 8 .01 2.14 8.. †Specification for expanded metal steel sheets for general purposes ( second revision ).032 0.13 2.15 . 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 12.050 0. .035 0. . Cement Concrete...028 3. .020 0. .036 0. Cork — 2.016 0.. . Cement Mortar — 20.5 12. ..070 0.17 6.. ..02 6..13 ..40 2 080 . 27.18 5.5 12.00 3... .08 2.5 12.17 2.09 5.40 2 080 .20 23.53 3. Cement Plaster — 20... .039 0. .080 0.030 5.060 0.. . ..09 3. .29 2.50 5.18 2.. .070 4.028 3.04 5.. *Code of practice for prestressed concrete ( first revision ).038 0. 26.040 0.042 0. .060 0..039 0..19 7.. . Cement Concrete Pipes ( see under 41 ‘Pipes’ in this table ) 24.60 4.50 2 310 to 2 470 2 370 to 2 530 2 530 to 2 700 ..036 0. Cement Concrete.. ..5 12.5 12. 115 75 115 75 75 75 75 75 60 50 0.021 0. 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..021 0.25 to 24. . Nominal              Reference No.050 0. 22. . .63 3. ..04 2. . Prestressed (conforming to IS : 1343-1980* ) — WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg per (3) (4) (5) m3 23... .01 4.15 7.50 2 400 22. . 31 32 33 34 35 36 12. 25.021 0.80 to 26.81 2.025 0. .47 1..50 2.030 0.030 0.050 0. ...050 0..63 2.59 2...IS : 875 (Part 1) .021 0. ..020 0.024 0.80 24. .35 240 .75 to 24. .87 . . Expanded Metal (conforming to IS : 412-1975† ) Size of Mesh..04 4. .054 0.04 5.028 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) (2) 21.5 10 10 10 40 50 40 40 40 40 0.5 60 50 60 50 60 50 50 40 50 50 0.28 3.85 m2 . .025 0... ..98 3.050 0.. Reinforced With sand and gravel or crushed natural stone aggregate: With 1 percent steel With 2 percent steel With 5 percent steel — — — 23.

.5 13.050 0.. . Lime Lime concrete with burnt clay aggregate *Specification for bitumen felts for waterproofing and damp-proofing ( third revision ). — 18.5 9..123 0. Iron Pig Gray. . ( Continued) 9 .5 9. .041 4.25 1 200 1 410 to 1 760 m3 .5 3.098 0. .. Gypsum Gypsum mortar Gypsum powder — — 11.5 10.30 to 75.90 5. — 8.21 × 10– 3 2.60 68.88 3.. ..01 4...80 1 920 .020 0. — — 21. 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.074 0. WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 37 38 39 40 SWM mm 9. . †Specification for flat transparent sheet glass ( second revision ). 6 6 5 3 28.0 2.0 .08 . — — — — 70. .70 75.0 6.64 .5 6 41 42 43 44 LWM mm 28.19 3.5 28.. Glass ( see IS : 2835-1977† ) Sheet          2.90 74... cast Wrought 34. 33.5 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.028 0.. Nominal                Reference No. Foam Slag.. ... 29.85 700 m3 30.95 to 69..0 5.34 × 10– 3 0.48 × 10– 3 30.5 28.85 .5 25 0. 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.0 5.23 3.050 0.28 m2 .038 0.81 2. .09 7. . . Asbestos Cement ( see under 7 ‘Asbestos cement gutter’ in this table ) 32.IS : 875 (Part 1) .7 17. 31.5 6.. .55 25 25 20 15 0. . .0 12.0 4.. — — 21.50 7 200 7 030 to 7 130 7 580 to 7 720 7 700 .074 5.87 × 10– 3 35. . cast White..3 7..89 to 17.167 5. Gutters.049 0..048 0..70 × 10–3 2.062 0.75 13.. Foundry Pumice — 6.134 0. Felt. . ...19 2.

. Protected Galvanized Steel Sheets and Plain ( see IS : 277-1985† ) Class 1      1. . ..60 1.4 3.081 0..10 26. Stone Cast Dry rubble Granite ashlar Granite rubble Lime stone ashlar Marble dressed Sand stone 38. ..70 to 18. — — — — — — — 22...55 ...32 .10 8. . after 10 days Lime. .40 25..021 5 5.. 35. †Specification for galvanized steel sheets (plain and corrugated) ( fourth revision ).80 15.25 1.7 2.40 .00 0.00 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 .70 to 6..2 2.040 2 0...41 8. unslaked ( KANKAR ) Lime..03 5.100 0. ..40 11.. . ..25 12. .05 2 080 1 200 1 600 to 1 840 m3 .102 0. 37.55 20.052 12.19 8.. fresh Lime slaked. .065 0. ... . .85 11.069 0.6 0. . . .....55 to 14. .94 10.083 0.067 0.60 to 10. .127 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) (2) Lime mortar Lime plaster Lime stone in lumps.104 0.50 22.30 7. . Masonry.26 8..8 4.101 0.066 0. .00 0.60 1.25 1.55 20.00 0. .80 0.. 40.55 10.128 0.054 13.66 5.. slaked ( KANKAR ) — — — — — — — — 15.22 6..00 1 920 2 400 2 080 2 240 m3 . . Mastic Asphalt 10 0. Class 4      1.63 0... ( Continued ) 10 .16 10.084 0. . .1 1.056 13. unslaked.. Brick Common burnt clay bricks Engineering bricks Glazed bricks Pressed bricks — — — — 18.131 0..55 25. . Class 2      1. .90 23.026 5 0.70 .88 5. .129 0.70 to 18.31 10. Mortar Cement Gypsum Lime — — — 20.80 0.00 0. *Specification for linoleum sheets and tiles ( second revision ).40 22.85 23. Class 3      1. 36...00 2 300 2 080 2 640 2 400 2 560 2 700 2 240 ..053 13.. freshly burnt in pieces Lime slaked. uncalcined Lime.60 1. .215 22 m2 39.60 7.30 6.45 6.IS : 875 (Part 1) . .0 1..63 0..63 0. Linoleum ( see IS : 653-1980* ) Sheets and tiles      4.01 10. . ..80 0.25 1.80 0.56 8.26 1.73 5. .63 0.20 5... Metal sheeting.60 1.056 9 0. Masonry..2 m2 .081 0.05 17.

... ( Continued ) 11 .7 18.7 156. .9 141.060 0.6 7.0 59.030 1.295 0.1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL (1) NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (2) WEIGHT/MASS                      TABLE 1 kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 41.230 7...0 84. †Specification for asbestos cement pressure pipes ( second revision ). .775 14.0 6.3 to 6.043 0.3 to 4. .157 0. ...5 23. .5 11..582 0. .058 to 0.750 0.201 0. .0 165...5 9. .5 12... gas and sewage ( second revision ).1 44.0 181.3 76.2 48.156 2.2 16. .778 3.2 14. §Specification for centrifugally cast (spun) iron pressure pipes for water.0 20.086 0.2 to 5.944 1.175 0. ..054 0..0 26...5 96.. .1 65.123 0.146 1. ..5 5..108 0.. .3 116.4 5.. 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..8 283.0 5.0 105. .8 to 11.. .. .051 to 0.0 m .073 0. . . . gutters and gutter fittings and roofing fittings: Part 1 Pipes and pipe fittings ( first revision ). .086 to 0.. .9 38. 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 1.5 17. .032 to 0.530 1..824 1.2 30.383 1.072 to 0.108 0..237 0..9 to 6.5 m with socket      550 75 100 125 150 50 75 100 125 150 0.262 1..111 0..432 0.067 0.259 0.539 3..8 9.8 26. . ..8 8.056 0.0 128.2 219... Cast iron Pipes: Rainwater pipes ( see IS : 1230-1979‡ ) Pressure pipes for water.620 2. .093 0. .0 20...182 0.065 0. .2 317.034 0.139 0. ‡Specification for cast iron rainwater pipes and fittings ( second revision ).172 0.032 to 0.3 to 8.255 0. .196 0.8 m with socket      Standard overall length 1..3 to 3.4 33.5 pipe .IS : 875 (Part 1) .5 26.144 0. Pipes  50  60   80  90  100   125  150  50  80  100  125  150   200  250  300 0.6 24.7 6. . .052 to 0.2 17. .. Asbestos cement pipes [ see IS : 1626 (Part) 1-1980* ] Asbestos cement pressure pipes ( see IS : 1592-1980† ) m3 . . .... . .380 0.472 0..137 0..1 5.326 0. . .090 0.5 3. .264 0.. .. . ..064 0.0 14... .8 55 Standard overall length 1. .637 0.

8 37.145 1. .23 739 .3 56. .0 66.. 0.6 348. .317 3.15 423 m 5...6 5. ..549 0.59 570 .056 3.182 18.... gas and sewage ( first revision ). .511 0. *Specification for vertically cast iron pressure pipes for water.67 783 .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.5 16. .578 3..122 1.. Class B 0.113 0.090 0. 0.6 ..7 35.7 .7 262.292 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) .422 0.069 0.454 0.. 5..3 22..    Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.876 1. ...368 1. 0..3 Flange 0.6 ..0 89.3 116.8 22... .2 380. 6.07 1 333 . 7.4 . Class A 3.657 1. .292 241. .. 0..281 0.07 619 . . ( Continued ) 12 . .225 0. .07 516 . ... Class A Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.144 14.065 6.5 46.35 851 .1 70. .59 672 . .6 91..5 169.7 m .112 11. 11. ..65 474 .896 1.733 0.5 139.165 0.0 . 6.98 1 222 .4 311..080 8.042 4.9 29...054 0. 13.352 0. ... 8..368 0. .692 0.9 52. .2 .049 5. .0 28.5 7.216 0.9 338.. Class B 4...8 131. 0. .367 3.1 9. 7. 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) 2.172 0.. Socket .....2 11. .0 196. .9 17. 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. Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes.. .647 0. ....4 114...929 2. .82 389 m 4.

30 0. .69 0.2 Flange ...91 147 182 222 265 313 501 Socket ...38 1. Class A Same as for vertically cast socket and spigot pipes. . . .928 1...431 0.229 0. . .. .0 59.066 0..5 32.81 3... ( Continued ) 13 .. ..3 6. .84 0..17 0. light duty.7 9. ...0 276.510 0.. .0 14.. . Class B Same as for vertically cast socket and spigot pipes. .036 0.2 5.. .95 1. .18 1.. . .18 2.235 0. .3 12. *Specification for concrete pipes (with and without reinforcement) ( second revision ). Concrete pipes ( see IS : 458-1971* ) Class NP1 (unreinforced non-pressure pipes)          Class NP2 (reinforced concrete. Class B 0. ..9 69.0 139.0 173.6 120. ..587 0. .145 0.052 0..40 0. .07 4.79 2.. ..45 1. ....51 19 22 31 41 70 86 97 119 20 24 33 52 75 92 104 128 141 193 223 287 358 m .1 44.091 0. ..186 0. ..315 0.324 0.736 0. .041 0.19 0. .7 4. ..89 2.685 0. ..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.196 0... .... .02 1..IS : 875 (Part 1) . .60 3.792 0..8 94.250 0. ..8 80.8 19.22 0...19 2. Class A and Class B 1.. . 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. .70 2. . 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.71 3.902 1.4 23.26 1. . .4 26. Class A Same as for centrifugally cast socket and spigot pipes... . .117 0.38 1.

..324 0.510 0. .15 6...235 0.30 5.81 3.324 0.. .. .18 240 269 297 325 410 470 604 754 829 1 054 1 140 . .. . ( Continued ) 14 . . .39 8.031 0. .196 0..19 2.87 3.18 9..19 4.. .902 1.608 1. Class P3 (reinforced concrete pressure pipes safe for 60 MPa pressure tests)        80 100 150 250 300 350 400 0. .. . .65 2. . ..63 2.IS : 875 (Part 1) ..736 1.31 1.. .56 3. .58 438 525 620 834 1 013 1 283 m .042 0.. .074 0. Class NP3 (reinforced concrete....324 0. . Class P2 (reinforced concrete pressure pipes safe for 40 MPa pressure tests)            80 100 150 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 0. (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.. . .15 1.196 0.30 5... .02 1. . .... .736 0. ... .... .. .....09 20 24 33 52 75 92 104 128 141 193 223 287 358 437 525 620 .13 10. .02 4.89 2..45 .. non-pressure pipes)            350 400 450 500 600 700 800 900 1 000 1 100 1 200 2. .. .34 11. .018 0. . . .142 1.. non-pressure pipes)        1 000 1 100 1 200 1 400 1 600 1 800 4. heavy duty.235 0.1987 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. 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 0.09 8...20 20 24 33 63 103 134 170 188 261 326 .13 4. .. *Specification for lead pipes: Part 1 For other than chemical purposes ( second revision ).26 1. ....091 0.28 14. .11 7... . . ..67 1..35 2....196 0.24 6.01 1.51 4.92 7.38 1.060 0.15 6..93 12.. .84 1. ..50 9.91 3. . . . light duty.61 5. . .. .235 0.04 20 24 33 75 117 168 204 . ..

. ..86 .83 5......041 0...13 6.00 9.027 0.031 0.45 2.067 2.014 0. .029 0.15 2. . .88 6.036 0. 0.105 10..IS : 875 (Part 1) ..030 0.67 6. 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...067 0..027 0..45 2..03 12. 0. .048 0. .81 2.11 7.142 1.67 4.74 3..029 0. 10 0. ..11 7.45 2. ..048 0.96 4.069 0.74 3.45 .85 6. .. . .75 . .        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.00 9... . ..022 0. .15 2.105 10.47 3.80 17.091 0. .082 0...014 0..... 0.80 17. . .018 0.014 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.. ..015 0. . . .79 8.82 m .75 ...069 0.142 1.038 0. .13 4.021 0...024 0.45 .084 1..021 0.050 0.175 1. .062 0. . .036 0. .86 . .67 6.059 0. . . .82 . ..175 2.126 0.126 0..38 14...96 4.34 3.036 0. . 0.28 14..059 0.027 0. .048 0.45 .15 2. For working pressure 40 MPa        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0.50 2... .74 3.53 .091 0. .021 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 0.29 14..142 1.30 8...03 12.26 3. ( Continued ) 15 .023 0..88 6.067 2.

. .029 0.57 6..050 0.95 5.69 13.35 52 79 100 128 147 180 240 .058 0.81 1.. .50 2.078 0.7 .07 .. .60 3. .088 0...20 .. .      For working pressure 35 MPa Soil.012 0. .097 0..008 0.76 5..34 4.775 0.017 0.324 0. — — 10 10 10 10 10 20.061 0.284 0..07 7.44 1..025 0.020 0.      20 25 32 40 50 0. . ..073 0. waste. .  75  100  150 50 0. NOTE — This is non-preferred size and its manufacture is permitted for a limited period.. and soil and waste ventilation pipes Flushing and warning pipes Gas pipes: Stoneware. ..045 0..87 ..015 0.09 2....25 0... ... Sheeting Asbestos ( see under 9 ‘Asbestos cement sheeting’ in this table ) Galvanized iron ( see under 39 ‘Metal sheeting. . .020 0..045 0. *Specification for salt-glazed stoneware pipes and fittings ( fourth revision ). . .034 0.77 2.206 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) . 0..007 42..027 0.. . .160 5.032 0. . protected’ in this table ) Glass ( see under 30 ‘Glass’ in this table ) Plywood 0. .56 8.980 1.99 3.037 0.28 3.48 9. ...51 m ... . salt-glazed pipes ( see IS : 651-1980* )            100 150 200 230 ( see Note below ) 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 0.216 0..36 .510 0.. Heavy weight gas pipes        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0. .047 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 0.26 1.74 4.. .. Plaster ( see also 6 ‘Finishing’ in Table 2 ) Cement Lime Acoustic Anhydrite Barium sulphate Fibrous Gypsum m3 .44 4.025 0.186 2 080 1 760 8 21 29 9 19 1 0. ..27 7..137 0...071 0...70 2..21 2. 43. m2 ..049 2. .88 16.132 1.. . .008 0. ..40 17.039 0. ( Continued ) 16 .085 0. .412 14 22 33 42 .81 1.09 2.56 3. . Light weight gas pipes        10 15 20 25 32 40 50 0. . .

compact Rip-rap Sand: Dry. Slagwool WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 kN kg (3) (4) per (5) m3 — 2.249 0. compact Wet. gravelly Earth: Dry Moist Gravel: Loam: Dry.85 17.. clean River Wet Shingles: Aggregate 3 to 38 mm Fine sand: Dry Saturated Silt..10 to 15..40 1 040 1 440 1 760 2 080 1 920 2 080 ..20 14.75 1 400 ..113 0. 45. . . wet 46.85 13.131 0. — — 15. ( Continued ) 17 ..85 to 21..35 18. — 17. .. wet Peat: Dry Sandy. . . .. river.. . compact Wet.25 to 18..70 to 19.2 m .0 19.10 560 to 640 800 1 360 1 280 to 1 440 .05 17.55 to 14. Steel Sections Hot rolled [ see IS : 808 (Part 1)-1978* ] Beams — Designation MB 100 MB 125 MB 150 MB 175 MB 200 MB 225 — — — — — — 0.85 to 18.. dry Marl.85 20.4 15.85 1 600 to 1 920 ..50 to 6.70 18.70 20.. . Kaolin. ..05 15.191 0. — — 13..25 to 18.75 15. .85 to 21. .60 1 410 to 1 840 1 600 to 2 000 . .25 to 19..60 1 540 to 1 600 1 840 1 760 to 2 000 .40 18.70 to 18.147 0..95 1 600 to 1 870 1 920 to 2 240 .50 2 600 . compact Loess.. — — — — — — 10. compact — 25.85 1 760 to 1 920 . — 13. ..1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm (1) (2) 44..69 1 600 .10 17.25 20. — — — 15..35 12. compact Mud.5 25. — — 15...30 7.70 18. undisturbed Broken stone ballast: Dry.4 31. . — 15. .95 2 240 .20 1 600 1 920 to 2 160 .. . . compact Wet. compact Undisturbed Undisturbed. Loose Rammed — — 15. .85 14.. Soils and Gravels Aluvial ground..5 13.IS : 875 (Part 1) .85 1 200 1 600 1 920 1 440 1 760 to 1 920 1 760 to 1 920 .. .. well-shaken Perfectly wet Chalk Clay: China.25 to 18. .40 1 600 2 080 .. .. . compact Damp...65 270 — 15. — — — — 5. compact Clay fills: Dry.. — 21. lumps Dry. .70 18. *Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 1 MB series (beams) ( second revision ).70 to 18. — — — — — — 11. loose Dry.306 11...10 17...

..014 0.022 0...094 0.. .IS : 875 (Part 1) . . ..0 16.2 33..14 10.2 m .495 0.1 .014 0.165 0.7 50.514 0..4 1... ( Continued ) 18 .6 22.690 0. — — — — — — — — — — — 0.3 42.. . .070 0. .4 85.256 0.300 0. *Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 2 Columns — SC series ( second revision ). †Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 3 Channels. .4 86.. .8 19...411 0..3 70.591 0.852 1.4 1.9 104 123 m .3 41.0 NOTE — These sections are steel in the developmental stage and may be available subject to agreement with the manufacturer. .491 7.256 0..356 0.098 0.0 0.710 0. .196 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) — — — — — — — — 0.0   4. ‡Dimensions for hot-rolled steel sections: Part 5 Equal leg angles ( second revision ).3 26. ..5 60.  3.070 0.7 50.0 3....011 0. — — — — — — — — — — — 0..00 1.6 . .4 61.8 2..6 72. .300 0. .018 0. . .. . .. .. . . ..0 5.6 36. .327 0.1 30.0 4.. .1 16.1 1.0 26.6 22.604 0.3 26.839 20..8 1. ..9 50.192 0..0 4. .452 0.009 0.011 0. .419 0.6 36... . . Equal leg angles — Size [ see IS : 808 (Part 5)-1976‡ ] ISA 2020 ISA 2525 ISA 3030       3..356 0.1 1.1 52...491 7.3 42.. ..9 1. .365 0.3 46..14 9..219 0.192 0. .219 0.. MC and MPC series ( second revision )..419 0.128 0. .0 5.8 19. — — — — — — — — 0.165 0.018 0. . .21 37. .1 . .56 13.257 0...1 30. .

..5 4..0  20.. .131 0. .9 per (5) m . . ..0  6..3 3. . . .0  10.7 3.0 19 WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) 0...034 0.5 30.. .052 0. .9 27.3 10.077 0. .9 6.0   5.0  12. .2 5. . . .6 2.146 0.0  10.0 8.0 7.4 15. .8 2.8 13..023 0..9 19.6 19. .0  10.0   12.0  6..4 7.8 14.0   8..040 0. .156 0.062 0.0  25.067 0.6 11.230 0.1 2.4 4.3 35.029 0.0 73.0  4.0  8..0  16... .163 0.2 12.8 7..0   8..4 3..8 44. ..268 0.100 0..252 0..0  8.021 0.0  10. . .432 0.5 60.1 14.. .0 2..0  5.0  4.0  10.476 0.. .0   6.0  8.033 0..0  10. .193 0.6 4. .301 0.0  6. .9 5.087 0. ( Continued ) . .2 10.106 0. ...0  5.137 0.193 0.063 0.0  12.108 0.081 0.037 0. ... .0  12...7 25. ...0 8.0  12..0  6.076 0.0  6..029 0..0   8.4 16.116 0.069 0..0  6..0  10. . .0  5.362 0.0   10.090 0.0   8.. . ..0  8.0 3.4 5.0  4.057 0..7 6.9 48.3 9.7 15.0  6. .1 4.039 0.018 0.5 2.0  6.9 4. ..016 0.6 3.7 13.7 9.0   5.027 0.048 0. ..9 11.8 9..0  5.024 0.092 0.8 8.0  6.7 23.9 17.048 0.0 3.0  16..8 4.351 0. . . ..725 kg (4) 1.0  3. . .. . .0  3..0 1.0  4.155 0. ..IS : 875 (Part 1) . . .0  12.053 0.3 8.. .0  16.1 2..131 0..0   8.029 0.7 22..056 0.. .094 0. . . .0   10.0  5. .0  3.044 0.119 0.0   10.0   16. .0  5. ..588 0.1987 (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)  3.0   5.072 0.080 0.0   12.084 0.. .021 0.1 36..0  6.0  8. .174 0.. ..0  10.026 0. . . ..225 0.3 6.0   20...5 5.0  6.4 7.044 0.

.0  5. . .0 31.0  6. .160 0...0  12..IS : 875 (Part 1) .2 16.063 0.0  6.076 0. ..146 0.9 6.073 0.027 0.4 1.0  10. .067 0. .4 4.3 1. ..0  16.4 9..162 0. . .1 13. .0 15.057 0..8 4. *Dimensions of hot-rolled steel sections: Part 6 Unequal leg angles ( second revision ).. . .0  3.0 5.2 12. . .034 0. . .7 4. .022 0.3 35.0  8.042 0.0   10.0  10.0   8....0 10.9 12.0  6.7 13. ..078 0.0 6..027 0.0 3.3 4.8 1.0   12..5 19.2 8.167 0.4 6.0  10.9 7.081 0..0   5.5 1.225 0.051 0.029 0...0  4.4 9...9 27..036 0.8 m .8 3.087 0. .0   10..1 1. .0 4.055 0.8 3.043 0.3 20. .0  6..7 2.0  6.5 9. ..2 20.0  10.048 0.9 5.011 0.0  6. . . .0  5. ..4 22.088 0.0  8.103 0..134 0.197 0.0  12.0  8.0  3.015 0.. .131 0.0  12.. .0      WEIGHT/MASS                        TABLE 1 MATERIAL kN (3) kg (4) per (5) 0..8 1.268 0.0  6.0  10. .235 0.0  5.018 0. .3 5.119 0..0  8. .308 0. . .0 3.0  5.0  8. .0  6.032 0.. ..058 0..0  8. .048 0. . . .8 8. .7 5.066 0.. .0  5..0  4. .1 24. .127 0.024 0.099 0.074 0.0 7.4 2.0  10.198 0. ...087 0.151 0.193 0.0   10..046 0. .4 5.9 2.7 17.0  6.0  12. .351 1..0   8.4 16.8 1. .. ( Continued ) 20 ..9 10.0   5.0  6..0  6.9 11.0  8.0  6.040 0.0  16.092 0.0  5.6 7.5 13.0  8.0  10.019 0.018 0..0  4..2 2.0  10.7 9.090 0..014 0. .....024 0. .108 0.128 0.1 14. ..5 3.. .017 0.2 6. .0   8.120 0. . ...0 4..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.. .7 8. ..0  8. .0  12.0 13. . ..1 4....

. . .014 0.88 1.15 0.. .12 .009 0.82 1..2 1..48 1..18 5. .82 .1 42.018 0.. .34 2.017 0.23 2..15   4.0 2. . .2 1. ...022 0.034 0. 20 × 20  1.71 0. 100 × 100  3.15 4. 60 × 60      2. .5  3. .5 3. ..0 16.51 1.028 0.6 2.12 1.0 0.088 7...5 3.2  1.0 2.056 0.07 ... . 80 × 80  2.010 0. 30 × 30      1.026 0.6 2..007 0.315 0..69 3. .0 0. 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 ).. ..75 2.018 0.013 0.15 0. . . .28 1.021 0.6 2.21 1.011 0.012 0.047 3. . .5 3.510 26.015 0. .70 .0 2.0 0.93 .0 0..04 1...041 0.6 2.027 0.84 .. 40 × 40      1..83 3. ..5 3.01 .029 1.15 4.012 0.018 0..5 0..004 0..0 2..52 5. ..21 1.5 3.79 2.005 0.05 3. .047 0.5 3.87 2...264 0. .58 . 50 × 50      1. ..56 ..56 .033 0..08 .26 2.0 0..044 0.. . 80 × 80  2.42 1.0 2..56 0.5  3..15 9.19 1. .15  4.030 0.009 0.76 3.46 0.5 0.0 m .35 4.0 12. .1987 TABLE 1 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 10.15 4.0 2.0 0. 50 × 50      1.9 32.IS : 875 (Part 1) .81 6..042 1.070 0.36 0. .005 0.414 0..008 0.96 1.44 4.82 4..070 4.24 .0 0..6 2.66 7.6  2.051 2.0 0. 60 × 60      2.17 2. . . 30 × 30      1.022 0..6 2.. .30 . .035 1.15  4.026 1.0 0.015 0..2 52.060 4..018 0..15   4.75 0..25 1..037 0.023 0.0 2.. 100 × 100  3.010 0. . ( Continued ) 21 .0 20.. 40 × 40      1.014 0. .0 0.. .15 4.0 2.006 0.82 2..007 0. .

60 0.00 0.013 0.0 0.42 1. .50 3.50 0..00  2.45 3. ..00 0.020 0...00 2.20 3.00 0.082 0.62 . .030 0.57 .. . .15 4.6  2.060 3. .051 0..17 .065 0.00 2. .00 0.25 1.25  1.00 2.007 0.. .15 4.25 1... .70 2. 40 × 40  1..95 .38 .50  3.92 6.00 2.00 2..60  2..045 0.60  2.033 1..                        WEIGHT/MASS Channels without lips Size: 20 × 20 Channels with lips Size: ( Continued ) 22 .016 1..12 1..020 0...019 0. . 200 × 50      2.00 0. . . 30 × 30  1.42 3.070 0.010 0.95 1.60 2.025 1.08 2.64 2. . . .. .50 3. .00 2.25   1.33 4.56 .037 2.09 .IS : 875 (Part 1) .14 5.041 0..052 0...1987 TABLE 1 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)  1. .60 2.026 0.013 0.60  2.50 3..011 0..052 0...041 0.024 0.60 .15 0.063 0.01 3. . 60 × 30  1.016 0.66 0..02 1. .013 0.042 0.00 0..056 0.33 4.17 2..025 1.15 0.00 2...94 2.75 .29 1. . .065 3.60  2.016 0.50 0.026 0.017 0.017 0.60 2. 160 × 50  2. .25  1. ..021 0.31 6.017 1..95 4.15 4.005 0..60  2. .. .14 9. . 80 × 80      1.012 0.50 3..051 2.033 0.. 180 × 50      2.48 .024 0. .031 0. 120 × 40  1..01 .008 0.15 0..50 8.67 3. 140 × 40      1..020 1.088 4.048 0.039 0.53 0.00  2.25 1.81 m .60 2....74 .32 6. .25  1. .014 0. 60 × 60      1..07 2.103 5. ... .00 2..00 0..27 5.35 1.25  1.50 3. . .60 2. .70 2.24 6.65 8.70 3..009 0.58 5. 80 × 30      1.25  1.31 1..20 .67 2. 100 × 40      1. .. 50 × 50  1.35 .70 7.50 0..50 0. 100 × 100      2..082 4. .033 0.039 1.36 10. . 50 × 30  1.16 .13 5...

08 1. ..00 2. .50 1. .034 0.51 1.14 5. .45 m .83 3.043 0.015 0.. .57 1.056 0.71 7.. .075 0.028 0. 2.020 0.10 11.00 2. .022 0. ..60 2..068 0.34 1.15 4.013 0.64 2.84 6.38 2.59 5.50 1. .018 0.50 3.15 4. .00 0..034 0.54 2.52 3..73 4..115 0.00 2.61 9. .. 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 .05 4. .50 3.050 0.71 3. ...60 2.35 10..50 1.022 0.028 0.74 2.42 4. ..60 2.35 4.91 7.51 4..50 3.072 0..15 4.021 0.00 2.60 2.043 0.094 0..60 2.00 1.027 0.012 0..28 13.20 2.00 1.084 0..34 2.. .00 2. ..36 2.60 1.34 5.25 1.016 0.25 1.. .013 0. ..76 5. .00 1.00 2.25 1..101 0.045 0. .. ...00 1. ..60 1.60 1.IS : 875 (Part 1) .60 2.068 0. . .026 0.84 4. .063 0.031 0.00 2...053 0.. . . . .112 0.21 4.00 2.60 2.39 6. .45 5..00 2. . .011 0.02 7.00 1.056 0.15 2. .50 3.014 4.. .13 2.79 3..25 1..00 1. ..25 1.12 6.15 1.043 0.25 2.88 1.60 2.25 1.68 .059 0. .044 0..05 11...83 3...00 2.. .51 2.094 0..15 1.60 0.089 0.25 1..041 0.047 0.89 8..043 0.28 9. .15 1.071 0..71 7.63 3. . .033 0. .15 4..034 0..25 1.017 0..60 10.. . . . .60 2. .60 2... .134 6.118 0. . .25 3.. .025 0.50 3.054 0.038 0.15 4.106 0. .15 4.59 12.. .50 3.89 9..021 0.36 1.075 0.089 0.1987 (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..027 0..67 9. ..00 1..60 2.058 0.047 0. .25 1.45 4.50 3. .. .39 5.72 1. .

028 0. .00 1.018 0. .028 0.25 1.084 0. . ..60 2..12 6. 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 ).028 0..067 0..00 1..014 0.25 1.. . .50 0.30 8.00 1. ( Continued ) 24 .057 0..60 2.60 2.44 1.85 9.1987 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..00 kN (3) kg (4) per (5)          2. .0 22..121 0.044 0. ..60 2.86 12.8 .84 2.072 0.108 0.050 0.84 2..60 1.4 9. ..055 0.85 7.023 9. .16 6.                            1.08 11.033 0.60 2.00 1.014 0.83 1.038 0.48 5. .59 3. . .764 0.82 8.016 0.53 5. .053 0. .60 0..23 2.83 1.23 2. . .020 0.                            1.034 0. .15 4.... . . 0.83 .043 0..85 8.60 1. .6 15.00 2.33 . . .60 1...64 2..44 5.82 3.00 1.25 1.09 6..15 1.030 0. .00 1. .113 0.089 0..25 1.IS : 875 (Part 1) ...60 0.022 0.60 2. . .50 3.035 0.60 8. .071 0.053 0.00 1.79 6..00 2... .28 5..80 4.86 11. .25 1.043 0.022 0..25 1..60 1. ..58 2.018 7...5 4.071 0. .. .096 0.. .60 2..062 0.057 0. .050 0.097 0...82 3.04 77. .. ..08 1.28 3. .035 9.35 9.5 5. .147 0.021 0.25 1.55 m .00 1.028 0..00 2..9 1. .39 2.065 0.34 4.85 7. .22 5. .087 0.60 2.. ...60 2.094 0.25 1.223 0.009 0.60 1.00 1.60 1. .60 2.047 0.00 1.... .067 0.084 0.84 3.14 2..50 3. . ..15   4.34 5.090 0.37 4.4 3.081 0.01 3. .64 2. . ..037 0.60 2....

90 26.... Coal Crude ( see IS : 212-1983† ) Naphtha.. Stone Agate Aggregate Basalt Cast Chalk Dolomite Emery Flint Gneiss Granite Gravel: Loose Moderately rammed.85 to 11. ....40 23.54 27..... . ‡Specification for coal-based naphtha ( first revision ). — — — — — — — — — — — — 15.95 to 23.37 82.75 to 23.811 0.4 37. — — — 12. §Specification for road tar ( revised ).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 87.90 9. .039 0. . — — — — — — — — — — 25..034 0.5 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...60 to 34... .279 0...0 5.00 19..70 7.. — — — — Up to 29. Tar.. .55 23. light ( see IS : 213-1968‡ ) Naphtha.. .40 to 23.55 to 25.05 21..049 0..288 0.95 to 29.. ..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 .60 1. ..3 20. .40 25.40 29.IS : 875 (Part 1) .1 12.1 15.4 m .20 .85 27.070 0. . . .30 to 19.. — — — — — 9.90 9.70 18.45 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 .50 15.368 0.. ..90 9.70 to 18.0 6.4 29. .. heavy Road tar ( see IS : 215-1961§ ) Pitch ( see IS : 216-1961|| ) 49.55 11.95 21. .7 28. ..541 49.154 0.25 65. .55 to 26.90 1 010 1 010 1 010 1 010 1 010 . .30 to 49.063 15. .079 0. . ( Continued ) 25 . . .. .040 0. .269 0.0 7...95 1 300 to 2 400 1 150 to 2 000 150 to 300 . . .90 to 27.70 55.5 4. .. . . .50 28.25 39. .5 ISJT 100 ISJT 112...90 9.45 26. — — — — — 0.95 to 23..5 4.641 0. . .. †Specification for crude coal tar for general use ( second revision ).55 20. .483 0..4 8.00 25..125 0. ..20 39.7 3..85 28..45 to 2. *Specification for steel sheet piling sections. dry Green stone Gypsum Laterite Lime stone Marble Pumice Quartz rock Sand stone Slate Soap stone 48. .150 0. ..196 0..0 27. ...25 21.25 25.90 21.30 Up to 3 000 3 010 to 4 000 4 010 to 5 000 2 000 to 3 500 .50 to 39. . . 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. ||Specification for coal tar pitch ( revised ). .. . ..

‡Classification of commercial timbers and their zonal distribution ( revised ). — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 8..85 8. .28 5..25 kg (4) 1 870 to 2 370 (5) m3 m2 . .1987 (1) 50..05 4....91 7.21 7.40 6. .91 6.07 6..70 7.64 850 595 370 625 800 450 850 815 720 900 785 785 815 430 770 1 135 450 675 705 770 800 625 800 850 850 515 655 530 895 850 655 495 515 415 675 655 800 575 — — — — — — — 7.5 × 148.62 6.42 5. ..85 6. .41 6. . 10 40 0.85 4.. .99 7. Mangalore pattern ( second revision ).24 0. 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..13 7. . . . ..13 7.. Tiles Mangalore pattern ( see IS : 654-1972* ) Polystyrene wall tiles ( see IS : 3463-1966† ) 53. ... . . . .03 2 to 3 Tile 0.34 8. . ..35 1...35 to 23.13 785 755 655 625 .33 7. .34 5. ...83 3.41 8. .42 6..85 5....35 m2 . .42 5.. . .. .. Terrazzo Paving Cast partitions 52.85 5. ( Continued ) 26 ..02 to 0..013 0.5 24 95 per m3 . .06 800 705 655 515 640 545 720 .. .. .20 8.99 4.05 6.42 7.70 7.. †Specification for polystyrene wall tiles.. .55 11.63 6.. 99 × 99 148.82 7.. .. . . .. ..42 4. Terra Cotta 51.. .34 6. .. .05 6..62 6.93 — 0. *Specification for clay roofing tiles... .35 7.. .34 5. .78 8.013 1...06 8.13 4. .. . .70 7.55 7... . — — — — 7.85 6..IS : 875 (Part 1) . ..

.63 7. . . . .62 5.05 7. . . .85 4. . .21 7..20 4... .05 8.76 8..06 4. .33 5.. ...21 5. ... ..13 5.99 6.. . ...14 6. .. . .. .. .97 6.84 5.. .76 11. .40 5.33 4. .70 5.28 4..49 8.92 5..05 7...28 5. .. . ... .1987 (1) Dudhi Ebony Elm Eucalyptus Figs Fir Frash Gamari Gardenia Garuga Geon Gluta Gokul Grewia sp.20 9.48 10. . .83 7..63 7. .. ..92 8.85 5... ...27 3. .. . . .. .71 6.28 9.56 4. .70 6..55 7..07 7.05 5.84 7.40 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 5.07 7.. 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. .70 4.. .. . . . . .28 5. .28 3. . .35 8.07 6.85 6...IS : 875 (Part 1) .34 5.62 5. . .07 515 530 415 per (5) m3 .34 7. ....... .. . .13 9. .55 6. . .83 10..98 4.98 7.. .33 7.05 5..... ..42 4.... ... .. .20 8.70 5....90 5..05 8. .41 6.. ..05 6.34 9.. .19 5. ( Continued ) .62 5.84 8... .

06 720 . Pipli — 5.33 1 155 ..84 595 . Sundri — 9..70 785 ..71 480 ...83 595 ....85 495 .41 450 ..48 865 ..28 640 ..1987 UNIT WEIGHT OF BUILDING MATERIALS — Contd NOMINAL SIZE WEIGHT/MASS OR THICKNESS mm kN kg per (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Mahogany — 6. Pinus insignis — 6.50 255 . Pitraj — 6.05 1 025 Salt 55..97 915 .76 995 . Tanaku — 2. White dhup — 4. Malabar neem — 4..41 960 . Kala-siris — 7.83 595 ....97 915 .98 610 . Pali — 6.27 945 .. Sal — 8.84 1 105 .21 735 ..62 675 m3 . Seleng — 4.. Yon — 8. TABLE 1                        MATERIAL 28 .64 575 .06 720 .22 430 ...41 960 . Rajbrikh — 8. Padri — 7. White cedar — 7. Makai — 3.. Wood-Wool Building Slabs 10 0. Maina — 5. Safed-siris — 6. Salai — 5... Rohini — 11.64 575 ..28 640 . Vellapine — 5..34 850 . Parrotia — 8.. Walnut — 5..77 690 ..05 515 . Siris — 3. Maple — 5.81 1 000 m3 Fresh .49 560 . Toon — 5. Murtenga — 7. Water — 9.78 385 .28 640 .65 270 .13 625 . Sandan — 8.05 515 .64 575 .64 575 ..98 610 .40 755 .97 915 . White chuglam (silver grey-wood) — 6... Palang — 5..28 335 . Mango — 6.. Silver oak — 6. White bombwe — 5.41 960 ... Udal — 2.40 755 .77 690 ..12 930 ..21 735 . Narikel — 5..41 450 ..70 785 . Spruce — 4. Persian lilac — 5... Mokha — 7. Mahua — 8.... Talauma — 5.. Mundani — 6.14 320 .. Pula — 3. Semul — 3. Rudrak — 4..98 610 . Rosewood (black wood) — 8.48 865 . Mulberry — 6. Nedunar — 5. Maniawga — 7..99 815 .. Piney — 6....28 640 . Mesua — 9.... Sisso — 7. Oak — 8.64 575 .40 755 . Papita — 3. Mullilam — 7.48 865 . Teak — 6.42 655 .06 720 .059 6 .. Poon — 6.. Satin wood — 9. — 10.IS : 875 (Part 1) .13 625 ...48 865 . Saykaranji — 7.92 400 .... Uriam — 7. Pyinma — 5. Vakai — 9. Suji — 2.. Upas — 3.78 385 .. Red sanders — 10. Sandal wood — 8. Myrabolan — 9. Ping — 8.19 835 .62 675 . 54.33 850 NOTE — The unit of timbers correspond to average unit weight of typical Indian timbers at 12 percent moisture content.99 305 ..14 320 ..77 690 ....91 705 . Poplar — 4. Padauk — 7.71 480 ... Milla — 9.

.08 0.. ... . Earth Filling ( see 45 ‘Soils and gravels’ in Table 1 ) 6.39 0. add Compressed cork Floors.09 0.23 0. . but excluding any concrete topping NOTE — Add extra for concrete topping Hollow clay blocks including reinforcement and concrete ribs between blocks.. . Reinforced ( see 21 ‘Cement concrete.86 2. Cement Concrete. 1...... .16 2.06 8 21 29 9 19 23 27 6 m2 . .47 1.5 cm 0.55 150 170 190 220 260 ..37 1..22 0. 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. . Flooring Asphalt flooring NOTE — For macadam finish.25 0.57 1. 10 10 10 0. . 7.04 22 27 4 . . plain’ in Table 1 ) 3. Plain ( see 20 ‘Cement concentrate..1 The unit weights of building parts or components are specified in Table 2..74 25 40 75 m2 . . .76 1. Damp-Proofing ( see 28 ‘Felt bituminous for waterproofing and damp proofing’ in Table 1 ) 5. . . .96 120 130 140 150 160 180 200 . add 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 — 0.18 1. Ceilings 2.5 cm 0..26 0.5 cm 2. but excluding any concrete topping NOTE — Add extra for concrete topping..IS : 875 (Part 1) .67 1.47 1.. . .          100 115 125 140 150 175 200 1.19 0... Suspended metal lath and gypsum plaster 2. 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. reinforced’ in Table 1 ) 4.49 50 . ( Continued ) 29 . Cement Concrete.1987 3. structural: Hollow clay blocks including reinforcement and mortar jointing between blocks.... .21 0.. .. .      100 125 150 175 200 1..27 1.3 cm 2.28 0.26 0. BUILDING PARTS AND COMPONENTS 3.

..5 to 13.. 70 Country tiles (single) with battens 0.28 26 to 29 .49 35 to 50 .. Floor finishes: 12.. .3 7.5 9.5 .  0.9 to 6.08 Mangalore tiles bedded in mortar over — flat tiles ( see Note below ) .. .216 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) . Floors.08 8 .78 — Mangalore tiles with flat tiles ( see Note below )  0.  rolls 0.83 — ( see Note below ) ... . Allahabad tiles (single) including battens 85 0.1 to 9.64 Mangalore tiles with battens — ( see Note below ) ..8  6.2  4..2 570 to 720 24 ..16 0.. filled ‘as laid’ — Terrazzo paving ‘as laid’ 10 8..142 0. ( Continued ) 30 .130 to 7..16 2.10 10 . 80 0.. .65 3. protected’ in Table 1 ) Glazed Roofing: Glazing with aluminium alloy bars for 6.4 NOTE — This weight is ‘as laid’ but excludes screeding. .. .06 16 20. NOTE — Weights acting vertically on horizontal projection to be multiplied by cosine of roof angle to obtain weights normal to the roof surface.12 to 0. 65 0.34 to 0.4 0. at 0.13 0. ...4 0.2 to 0.5 ..14 kg 170 200 220 240 270 320 per m2 . .67 1.. *Specification for clay flooring tiles ( first revision ).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.. wood: Hard wood       22 28 22 28 — 0.96 2.. .. Roofing 0.4 Terra cotta. .11 0. Magnesium oxychloride: Normal type (saw dust filler) 10 Heavy duty type (mineral filler) 10 Parquet flooring — Rubber ( see IS : 809-1970† )  3. .08 0.015 Soft wood Weight of mastic used in laying wood block flooring NOTE — All thicknesses are ‘finished thicknesses’. †Specification for rubber flooring materials for general purposes ( first revision ).. 10 to 20 .54 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 1.19 19..093 5.20 0..5 22 8 to 12 4.35 2.. 110 1. .5 1.09 to 0.67 — battens ( see Note below ) ...10 0.062 to 0.25 to 0.23 to 0.56 Copper sheet roofing including laps and 0.070 0.6 m centres States on battens — 0.048 0. .49 35 to 50 .. Thatch with battens — 0.18 — ( see Note below ) . Allahabad tiles (double) including 170 1. m3 m2 Asbestos cement sheeting ( see ‘Asbestos cement sheeting’ in Table 1 ). 120 Country tiles (double) with battens 1.5 to Clay floor tiles ( see IS : 1478-1969* ) 25.5 11 13.34 to 0. spans up to 3 m Glazing with lead-covered steel bars 6. . 14.69 — ( see Note below ) .

15 0. .35 6.5 18 9. 20 20 20 20 20 40 — 0.05 0. .8 10 0. ... .176 0..88 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 — 0.186 0.5 0.IS : 875 (Part 1) . .. foamed Lath and plaster Solid blocks per 20 mm of thickness: Ballast or stone Clinker concrete Coke breeze concrete Pumice concrete Slag concrete. *Specification for autoclaved reinforced cellular concrete wall slabs. . 4..35 to 9.5 14 18 20 19 40 . . .35 to 8..1987 UNIT WEIGHTS OF BUILDING PARTS OR COMPONENTS — Contd MATERIAL NOMINAL SIZE OR THICKNESS Roof finishes: Bitumen mecadam Felt roofing ( see 28 ‘Felt..451 0.981 46 30. .5 20.196 0.201 0.008 22 0.. .... 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.91 1.. 4.21 5 7 21 ... .392 20. . 9.5 22. .40 850 to 1 000 750 to 850 650 to 750 550 to 650 450 to 550 m3 .22 0...221 0. 100 75 — 100 1.40 to 6.932 9.. air-cooled Slag concrete. .8 m2 . m2 . reference may be made to appropriate Indian Standards.250 0.. bituminous for water-proofing and damp-proofing’ in Table 1 ) Glass silk..40 to 5.220 9. .35 4.35 5.5 25.13 0.. .177 0.5 95 100 .07 0. STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS materials intended for dead load calculations and other general purposes are given in Appendix A...201 0.093 0. .. . . quilted Lead sheet Mortar screeding WEIGHT/MASS                          TABLE 2 mm kN kg per 10 10 0. brick’ in Table 1 ) Concrete blocks ( see 11 ‘Block’ in Table 1 ) Stone masonry ( see 37 ‘Masonry. .80 7.221 0..1 Units weights of store and miscellaneous 31 . 0.300 0. . 195 115 15 90 NOTE — For unit weight of fixtures and fittings required to buildings including builder’s hardware.. 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 22. foamed Terrazzo cast partitions Timber studding plastered — — — — — 8.5 22..137 0...35 to 7.

05 4.IS : 875 (Part 1) .95 5.35 8.45 860 560 750 300 590 500 225 to 600 125 350 — — — — — 45 — — — 6.55 7.65 45 170 — — 7.75 7.1 ] UNIT WEIGHTS OF STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS WEIGHT/MASS 3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.80 4. crushed Potatoes Preserves (tins in cases) 7. Agricultural and Food Products Butter Coffee in bags Drinks in bottles.65 0.45 690 770 750 540 670 750 830 700 100 150 350 27 27 30 30 33 30 28 30 30 30 — 1. 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. oil Fish meal Flour in sacks up to 1 m height Forage (bales) Fruits Grains: Barley Corn. packed Eats.80 7.65 4.40 5.85 3.30 6.85 720 1 025 450 550 590 720 500 to 800 — — — 0 0 30 — Salt: Bags Bulk 7.20 to 5.40 750 800 800 350 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.40 720 960 — 30 4.15 6.85 3.55 7.90 to 7.90 1. in boxes Eggs.40 5.05 4.1.05 9.90 1. DEGREES 8.85 170 470 290 — — — 3.90 to 6.35 7.05 10.35 5.98 1.90 2.1 ( Note ) and 4.35 2.50 7.45 1.85 0.85 500 to 800 400 to 700 25 — 0.90 to 7.85 400 190 20 —                  MATERIAL kN/m 3 kg/m 1.45 10.45 3.25 3.10 170 70 1 440 — — — 1.60 2. pressed out Tobacco bundles Vinegar 32 .69 14.45 5.85 7.1987 APPENDIX A [ Clauses 1.

25 to 13.25 to 13.40 8.90 to 4.90 8.40 8.65 17.40 11.30 6.00 9.90 to 9.70 11. 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.75 14.75 6.70 to 8.90 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 6.75 to 13.35 20.85 to 9.75 13.25 to 15.85 8.55 10.65 9.65 3. Fuels Brown coal Brown coal briquettes heaped 6.55 7.60 12. in barrel Ammonia.90 20.70 12.90 to 9.50 9.25 13. sulphuric 87% Alcohol Alum. blue.40 7.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION. dry Red lead.85 580 720 865 960 800 to 960 1 010 1 820 — — — — — — — 12. hydrochloric Acid.05 8.80 7.55 13.65 5.85 7.05 910 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.10 9.50 9. DEGREES 2.50 6.85 33 700 800 — 35 .40 8. linseed: In barrels In drums Oil.35 13.70 7.55 5.40 7.25 12. 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 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 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 8.05 to 9.40 18.80 400 to 490 4 950 580 to 910 5.85 to 13. Chemicals and Allied Materials Acid.20 8.45 9. pearl.80 17.IS : 875 (Part 1) . nitric 91% Acid. liquid Ammonium chloride.15 7.90 17.15 26.70 87.05 to 9.91 8.40 9.85 10. paste Rosin in barrels Rubber: Raw Vulcanized Saltpetre Sodium silicate in barrels Sulphur Talc Varnishes Vitriol.80 48.10 27.55 14. in barrels 3.

25 to 85. mine-moist In washeries Dust All other sorts Coke: Furnace or gas Brown coal.75 1 200 1 800 1 200 45 45 24. loose Wood shavings.85 8.80 8.75 6.95 1. cast White.03 15.35 1 000 1 200 700 850 35 0 25 35 4.55 19 250 to 19 330 19 330 — — 70.30 25.60 63.35 to 75.90 9. Manures Animal manures: Loosely heaped Stacked dung.20 to 87.02 to 97.IS : 875 (Part 1) .8 — — — 60.95 1 300 300 — — 9. chopped Petrol Wood in chips Wood shavings.90 to 27.90 74. pure: Amorphous Solid Bismuth: Liquid Solid 98. Metals and Alloys Aluminium Cast Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness per m2 Antimony.07 95. raw coal.90 65.7 — — — 188. low-temperature Hard.40 3.75 to 189.00 8 540 to 8 570 8 670 1 590 6 520 to 6 730 — — — — 83. up to about 2.75 17.80 11.80 9. mine-damp Diesel oil Firewood.45 500 1 000 850 1 000 960 400 690 200 150 250 35 35 35 35 0 45 0 45 35 35 11.90 6.60 68.95 to 69.50 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. shaken down 4.75 to 84.028 2 580 to 2 710 2 640 to 2 800 2.65 86.30 to 26.65 11. cast Wrought 34 .65 0.55 189. raw coal Hard.75 2.45 0.70 6 210 6 700 — — Coal: Untreated.95 to 66.45 8 490 to 8 680 9 020 — — 86.75 1. DEGREES 12.05 85.60 25.10 88.5 m stack height Artificial manures 5.35 9.09 8 790 to 8 940 8 840 to 8 940 8.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 Brown coal briquettes. stacked Charcoal kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.09 10 000 9 690 to 9 900 — — 83.70 75.45 2.70 to 87.

30 180. tin 12.00 111.25 80.07 7 030 to 7 160 7 190 7 — — — 75.85 8 440 8 680 8 550 — — — 85.20 210.30 930 950 — — Tungsten Uranium 188.75 168. lead 25%.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.IS : 875 (Part 1) .40 8 730 8 780 7 690 — — — 82.10 75.00 85.30 8 220 8 590 8 190 — — — 82.20 to 87. lead 5%.55 133.50 0. copper 10% 35 .10 27. zinc 30%): Cast Drawn Rolled Bronzes: Bell metal (copper 80%.00 7 690 8 360 8 680 2 800 7 310 9 690 — — — — — — 80.10 9. zinc 30%.70 95.95 to 70.40 8 440 8 330 8 300 — — — 184. copper 90% Aluminium 5%. tin 20%) Gun metal (copper 90%. tin 10%) Cadmium and tin German Silver: Copper 52%.5%.0 to 102.20 70. copper 2% Gold 90%.35 81. nickel 11% Copper 63%.5%) Brasses: Muntz metal (copper 60%. nickel 22% Copper 59%.35 to 103.45 71.15 72.75 81. zinc 26%.75 85. copper 5%) Wood’s metal (bismuth 50%. copper 95% Aluminium 3%.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.20 18 840 17 150 — — Alloys: Aluminium and copper Aluminium 10%. DEGREES Lead: Cast Liquid Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness Magnesium Manganese Mercury Nickel Platinum 111.55 10 400 to 10 490 9 500 10 540 to 10 560 — — — Silver: Cast Liquid Wrought Sodium: Liquid Solid 9. cadmium 12. nickel 7% Gold and Copper: Gold 98%.10 83.60 86.70 81.20 105.60 84.40 82. zinc 9% Babbit metal (tin 90%.85 93.15 103. zinc 50%) Yellow (copper 70%. zinc 40%) Red (copper 90%.40 0.45 to 17. copper 97% Aluminium 91%. zinc 30%.11 16. zinc 10%) White (copper 50%.45 19 200 18 400 — — Zinc: Cast Wrought Sheet per mm of thickness 68.

tin 12. tin 69.90 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. 12 mm and under Ashes.05 to 9.55 to 7.05 5.05 to 7. hydrated.08 7 850 7 830 8 — — — 10. pellets 8. coal. cast (nickel 70%. 12 mm and under Ashes. crushed Limestone dust Magnesite. ground.30 to 14.85 7.85 to 20. raw.65 8. solid Wool In sheets Glue Gypsum. prills Bone Books and files.95 10.55 8.50 7. stacked Calcium ammonium nitrate Copper sulphate. coal. stacked (including cavities) Clinker. furnace.85 to 8.50 to 7. pulverized Lime pebble Limestone.35 14.40 9.85 to 20.00 to 6.40 6.85 19. ground Chalk Chinaware.65 Ice Leather put in rows Lime. coarse Ashes.95 18.60 9.18 25. 75 mm and under Ashes.16 to 1.30 5.80 to 15. dry.30 8.40 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 .80 7. dry Fly ash. coal. calcined.30 5.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION.40 to 12.90 7.70 5.55 to 8.5%.85 9. powdered Gypsum. 3 mm and under Limestone. pulverized Phosphate rock Phosphate sand Potassium carbonate Potassium chloride.5% Lead 30. wet.05 to 7.00 10 590 8 270 8 870 — — — 77. calcined. 75 mm and under Asphalt. caustic. 25 mm and under 23.40 11.25 to 8. boiler house.00 76.05 720 720 ≥ 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. agricultural. DEGREES Lead and Tin: Lead 87.75 10.70 0.10 to 15.50 to 26.85 6.IS : 875 (Part 1) . 12 mm and under Gypsum. copper 30%) 103.85 81.40 4. granular Phosphate. pellets Potassium nitrate Potassium sulphate Pyrites.80 0.85 7. in records offices. wet.5%.70 7.30 5.70 Hides Dry Salted    Only green 8. rock.35 18.10 to 15.55 14.35 9. in powder form Magnesite.50 12. pulverised 5.5% Monel metal. 12 mm and under Ammonium nitrate.10 87. hydrated. 3 mm and under Lime.50 to 6. Miscellaneous Materials Aggregate.05 3.80 11.50 to 6.50 to 7. coal.85 7.10 8.60 to 9.90 7. libraries. crushed. 3 mm and under Lime. earthenware.30 7. dry.45 18.75 21.60 13.75 to 13. sinter and magnesite.65 to 14. clean Diammonium phosphate Double salt (ammonium sulphate nitrate) Filling cabinets and cupboards with contents. archives Flue dust.

57 4. crushed kg/m3 ANGLE OF FRICTION. railway rails. dry.80 26. 12 mm and under Sulphur.30 to 10. dry.65 to 10. dry.).35 17.90 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. etc. dry Sand.90 10.60 3 040 2 000 — — 7.1987 WEIGHT/MASS                  MATERIAL kN/m3 Pumice Rubbish: 5. granulated Slag.00 9.50 13.10 to 15. light Sodium nitrate.85 to 8. pulverized Sand.70 6. common.80 to 9.40 14.85 3 040 2 700 1 400 — — — 29. etc Sheets.35 12. Textiles. prills 7.85 to 8. crushed.80 44.90 6.00 to 12.40 8. loose Silica gel Soda ash.85 to 5. DEGREES 590 to 1 010 — 13.25 14. compressed 37 .85 750 1 300 300 910 700 — — — — — 6.90 Building General Salt.55 7.80 19. Ores Antimony Ferrous sulphide Ferrous sulphide ore waste after roasting Iron ore.35 11.80 6.10 to 17. dry Saw dust. bank. powdered Single superphosphate (S.85 3.70 1. 76 mm and under Sulphur. usually stored Trisodium phosphate Triple superphosphate Turf Urea. common. silica. heavy Soda ash.40 7.00 11.IS : 875 (Part 1) . coarse Salt.75 2.65 to 13. granular Sulphur. Paper and Allied Materials Cellulose in bundles Cotton. damp Sand.25 8. furnace. fine Salt cake. coarse Salt cake.25 to 20.20 4.00 to 12.P. bank. piled and compressed in bales Furs Jute in bundles Paper: In bundles and rolls Newspapers in bundles Put in rows Thread in bundles Wood.35 7. compact storing Magnesium ore 8. dry.75 700 400 1 100 500 1 300 — — — — — Steel goods: Cylinders.40 7.70 to 6.95 8.80 4.85 to 9.55 13.00 11.65 to 8.S. usually stored for carbonic acid.30 6.40 1 410 4 490 960 800 to 880 2 910 to 5 810 650 — — 30-45 30-45 — 23-26 29.20 to 13.90 12.65 2. compressed Flax.25 14.

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