## Unit of Measurement in Civil Engineering Works **Civil Engineering Measurement Units pdf**

The item shall be **fully described **and shall include **wherever **necessary all material, **transport**, unloading, **stacking**, **storing**, and waste handling.

The return of **packing**, necessary **scaffolding**, safety **appliances**, lighting at the place of work, and all **labor **required for **finishing **to its **shape**, size, setting, **fitting **and **fixing **in position, cutting, **waste**, and all other incidental **operations **where necessary.

In the **booking dimension**, the order shall be in the **following **sequence length, **breadth, height or depth,** or thickness.

All work shall be **measured** net subjected to the **following **tolerance unless **otherwise** stated.

**IS Code: 1200 – Methods of Measurement of Works of Civil Engineering**

**Dimension**shall be**measured**to the nearest 0.01 m.- The area shall be worked out to the
**nearest**0.01 sq. m. **Cubic content**shall be**calculated**to the nearest 0.01 cu.m.- Weight shall be
**worked**out to the nearest**0.001 tonnes**. - The thickness of the
**RCC slab**shall be**measured**to the**nearest**0.005 m. - The thickness of the
**woodwork**should be measured to the nearest**0.002m.** - The
**thickness**of steelwork shall be**measured**to the nearest**0.001m.** - The length of the
**steel reinforcement**bar shall be**measured**to the nearest**0.005****m**and its diameter to the nearest**0.0001 m.** - If the
**thickness**of the road is less than**20m**,m its thickness shall be**measured**to the nearest**0.005 m.** - The area shall be measured to the
**nearest**0.01 sq. M., but the**area**of steel shall be measured to the nearest**0.0001 cu.m**. - Volume shall be measured to the
**nearest 0.01 cu.m**., but the**volume**of**wood**shall be measured to the nearest 0.001 cu.m. **Unless**otherwise**specified**weights shall be**measured**to the nearest**0.001 kg.**- Steel
**reinforcement**in RCC work shall be**measured separately**in another**item**. - To achieve the desired accuracy in
**measurement**length of the**reinforcement**bar is measured nearest to**0.001 kg** - To achieve the desired
**accuracy**in measurement**thickness**of the slab is measured at**nearest**to 1 mm. - Unless otherwise
**specified**cubical contents shall be**measured**to the nearest 0.01 cu. m.

**write a unit of measurement of ten items for the construction of a residential building.**

- The
**same**type of work under**different conditions**and**nature**shall be**measured**separately under separate items e.g. **Work underwater****Work in liquid mud****Work under tides****Work in snow, etc.**

In the case of **structural **concrete, **brickwork**, or stone **masonry**, the work under the following categories shall be **measured **separately and the **height **shall be described.

- From the
**foundation**to the plinth - From plinth level to
**first-floor level** - From
**first-floor level**to**second-floor level**and so on,

The bill of quantitie**s** shall fully describe the **material**, proportion, and **workmanship **and accurately **represent **the work to be **executed**.

## Basic Units of Measurement

**Following are some basic units of measurement,**

**The seven SI base units are comprised of:**

- Length –
**meter (m**) - Time –
**second (s**) **Amount of substance**–**mole**(**mole**)**Electric current**–**ampere**(A)- Temperature –
**kelvin (K**) **Luminous intensity**–**candela (cd**)- Mass –
**kilogram**(kg)

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## Units of Measurements for Various Types of Work

### A. Units Measurement of Materials

Sr. No. |
Details of Material/ item
| Unit of Measurement |

1 | Cement | Bag |

2 | Sand, Aggregate, Brickbats | Cu. m. |

3 | Bricks | Nos. |

4 | white cement | Kg |

5 | Slacked Lime | Quintal |

6 | Wood | Cu. m. |

7 | Reinforcement steel | Kg |

8 | G. I. Sheet | Kg |

9 | A.C. Sheet | Sq. m. |

10 | Steel Sections ( angles, channel, I- sections) | Kg |

11 | Adhesives | Kg |

12 | Turpentine, Primer, Varnish | Litre |

13 | Oil Paint | Litre |

14 | Water proof Ower, Distemper | Kg |

15 | Kotah Stone | Sq. m. |

16 | Mosaic Tiles | Sq. m. |

17 | W. C. Tub | No. |

18 | Nanhi Trap, Gully Trap | No. |

19 | GI Pipe, CI pipe, PVC Pipe | m |

20 | Rolling shutter | Sq. m. |

21 | Wire Grill | Sq. m. |

22 | Plywood Sheet | Sq. m. |

23 | Wash Basin | No. |

**Unit of Measurement in Civil Engineering**

**B. Units of Measurement for Earthwork**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Earthwork in an excavation in ordinary Soil in Hard Soil in Muroom in Rock | Cu. m. |

2 | Surfacing Dressing | Sq. m. |

3 | Filling in plinth and Foundation | Cu. m. |

4 | Exaction for Pipe, cable, etc. | m |

**C. Units of Measurement for Brick Masonry / Stone Masonry**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Brickwork in foundation, plinth, and superstructure | Cu. m. |

2 | Brickwork in the partition wall | Sq. m. |

3 | Honeycomb brickwork | Sq. m. |

4 | Stone masonry, Random rubble masonry, coursed masonry | Cu. m. |

**Unit of Measurement in Civil Engineering**

**D. Units of Measurement for Concrete Work**

Sr. No. |
Details of Material/ item
| Unit of Measurement |

1 | Brickbat cement concrete (B. B. C.C.) | Cu. m. |

2 | P. C. C. | Cu. m. |

3 | R. C. C. | Cu. m. |

4 | Damp Proof Course(DPC) | Sq. m |

5 | Reinforcement Steel | Kg |

6 | Centering and Shuttering | Sq. m |

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**E. Units of Measurements for WoodWork**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Woodwork for Door Window frame | Cu. m. |

2 | Woodwork for Door/ Window shutters | Sq. m |

3 | Wooden floor | Sq. m |

**F. Units of Measurements for Steel Work**

Sr. No | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Steel Sections ( angles, channel, I- sections) | Kg |

2 | Steel Doors and Windows | Sq. m |

3 | Steel Gate | Sq. m |

4 | Steel Railing | m |

5 | Steel grill | Sq. m |

6 | Steel, C.I. Pipes | m |

**G. Units of Measurement for Roofing**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Tiled Roof | Sq. m |

2 | Country tile roof including bamboo jaffri | Sq. m |

3 | G.I. Sheet roof | Sq. m |

4 | Waterproofing of roof | Sq. m |

**H. Units of Measurements for Plastering, Pointing Finishing**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Cement Plaster | Sq. m |

2 | Pointing | Sq. m |

3 | Skirting | m |

4 | Dado | Sq. m |

5 | Whitewashing, | Sq. m |

6 | Painting of Doors, Windows | Sq. m |

7 | Painting of Letters | No |

**Unit of Measurement in Civil Engineering**

**I. ****Units of Measurements for** **Flooring**

**Units of Measurements for**

Sr. No. |
Details
of Material/ item
| Unit of Measurement |

1 | Tiles Flooring, Terrazzo Flooring | Sq. m |

2 | I.P.S. Flooring, Brick Flooring | Sq. m |

3 | Kotah Stone flooring, Marble Flooring | Sq. m |

**J. ****Units of Measurements for** **Miscellaneous Item**

**Units of Measurements for**

Sr. No. | Details of Material/ item | Unit of Measurement |

1 | Glazing Work | Sq. m |

2 | Plaster Repairing | Sq. m |

3 | Brick/ Stone Pitching | Cu. m |

4 | Fixing Frame to wall | None |

## FAQ On Units of Measurement

### What are Basic Units of Measurement?

**The seven SI base units are comprised of:**

Length –Â **meter (m**)

Time –Â **second (s**)**Amount of substance**Â –Â **mole**Â (**mole**)**Electric current**Â –Â **ampere**Â (A)

Temperature –Â **kelvin (K**)**Luminous intensity**Â –Â **candela (cd**)

Mass –Â **kilogram**Â (kg)

### What is the Measurement Unit of Cement?

Cement is measured by cu. m. or nos. of bags.

### What is the measurement unit of brickwork?

Bricks are measured in cu. m or cu. ft. unit or nos. of bricks are calculated to find the cost of brickwork.

### What is the unit of RCC?

RCC means Reinforced cement concrete. RCC measurement unit is a Cubic meter.

### What is the unit of measurement for flooring?

Flooring is measurement unit is sq. ft. All flooring is calculated as sq. ft. area and divide by the size or area of tile to find out the number of tiles required for flooring.

### What is a unit of measurement of steel?

Steel quantity is measured in kg or ton. Steel has a unit weight of around 7850 kg/m3

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