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LABOUR REQUIREMENT FOR VARIOUS BUILDING WORKS:

The table below shows the recommended labour requirement for various civil
engineering/building/construction works:

Recommended
S.No. Description of work Unit Labour constant in Remarks
days.
1) Excavation over areas M3 Mate 0.06 _
(hard/dense soil),depth up to
1.5m and removal (up to one Labour 0.62 _
meter from edge)
2) Excavation in trenches (soft/ M3 Mate 0.05 _
loose soil),for foundations not
exceeding 1.5m in width and for Labour 0.50 _
shafts, wells, cesspits and the
like, not exceeding 10m3 and on
plan, depth up to 1.5m and
removal(up to one meter away
from edge)
3) Returning, filling and M3 Mate 0.02 _
ramming of excavated earth in
layers not exceeding 20 cm in Labour 0.25 _
depth, watering, well ramming
and leveling, lead up to 50m Bhisti 0.02 _

4) Concrete : M3 Labour 0.50 _


Mixing by machine (mixer) at
banker, cement concrete (with Bhisti 0.10 _
20mm graded coarse aggregate)
Mixer 0.07 _
operator
0.07 _
Mixer

5) Mixer mixed cement concrete M3 mason 0.10 _

Labour 1.63 _
bhisti 0.70 _

mixer 0.07 _
operator
0.07 _
mixer
0.07 _
vibrator

6) Reinforced cement concretein M3 mason 0.17 The constants


situ in foundations, footings, for items
bases for columns, etc excluding Labour 2.00 include
form work and reinforcement mixing,
bhisti 0.90 pouring,
consolidating
mixer 0.07
and curing.
operator
This does not
0.07
include fair
mixer
0.07 finish.

vibrator

7) Reinforced cement concretein M3 mason 0.24 _


situ in suspended floors/roofs
excluding form work, and Labour 2.50 _
reinforcement.
bhisti 0.90 _

mixer 0.07 _
operator
0.07 _
mixer
0.07 _
vibrator

8) Mortars : M3 Labour 0.75 Labour


Mixing by hand, cement mortar required will
of any mix/proportions Bhisti 0.07 be
approximately
same for
different mix
proportions.
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9) Brick work (straight walls) : M mason 0.94 The constants
Brick work in walls exceeding one include labour
brick thick, in cement / lime Labour 1.80 involved in
mortar scaffolding.
bhisti 0.20

10) Brick work in walls, one brick M2 mason 0.25 The constants
thick, in cement/lime mortar could be
Labour 0.40 adopted for
brick work
bhisti 0.10
with any mix
or mortar.
11) Formwork : M3 Carpenter 0.25 _
2
a) fabrication and erection with M
all supports, struts, braces, etc, M2 Labour 0.20 _
and dressing with oil as cleaning
Carpenter 0.23 _
of formwork :

Labour 0.20 _
1) rectangular column and walls

Carpenter 0.30 _
2) suspended floors/roofs

Labour 0.20 _
3) sides and soffits of beam

12) Reinforcement: Quintal Bar bender 1.00 _


Bar reinforcement including
cutting to length, hooked ends, Labour 1.00 _
cranking or bending, hoisting and
placing in any position, binding
wire and holding firmly so as not
to be disturbed while placing and
ramming of concrete

13) Plastering and pointing : M2 mason 0.08 _


2
a) 15mm thick cement plaster to M
ceiling including mixing of M2 Labour 0.10 _
mortar.
bhisti 0.10 _
b) 15mm thick cement plaster on
brick walls (exterior) including mason 0.06 _
mixing of mortar
Labour 0.10 _
c) Tuck pointing to random
rubble masonry in cement mortar bhisti 0.10 _

including mixing mortar.


mason 0.10 _

Labour 0.15 _

bhisti 0.10 _

14) Damping proof course : M3 Mason 0.10 _


a) Laying damp proof course
40mm thick cement concrete Labour 0.10 _
including form work and fair
bhisti 0.01 _
finishing to edges and mixing.