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Rate Analysis – Construction item of works

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It empowers a civil engineer from within. Yes, ‘it’ is about Rate Analysis. Initially while studying, students may find it a little difficult initially but, later once getting in the field of operations, command over the RA becomes essential.

Rate analysis (RA) is a crucial activity while estimating the cost of a proposed work. The term RA is essential to identify each of the applicable variables as per the prevailing market rates. For the jobs of the Government, there exists Schedule of Rates (SOR) which is derived based on standard practice guidelines issued by the Public Works Department (PWD)/ Central Public Works Department (CPWD). However, the departments/ ministries carry out their own version for benchmarking SOR of their own. Even, the rates vary from districts to districts due to changes in the material and the

For the jobs of the Government, there exists Schedule of Rates (SOR) which is derived based on standard practice guidelines issued by the Public Works Department (PWD)/ Central Public Works Department (CPWD). However, the departments/ ministries carry out their own version for benchmarking SOR of their own. Even, the rates vary from districts to districts due to changes in the material and the

However, the departments/ ministries carry out their own version for benchmarking SOR of their own. Even, the rates vary from districts to districts due to changes in the material and the labour availability. Below I am sharing an excel file to carry out RA for building construction items based on SOR derivation of rates. The rates are of 2008-2009 however, prevailing rates can be inserted to extract current SOR.

Below I am sharing an excel file to carry out RA for building construction items based on SOR derivation of rates. The rates are of 2008-2009 however, prevailing rates can be inserted to extract current SOR.

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Using the model calculations shown in the excel file, one can derive market rate for similar items. Upon practice of deriving rates for different items of work, it becomes easier for an estimator to derive rate for any of the item without any help of model calculations, later.

Happy estimating…!


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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, www.new.bvbhatt.com for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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