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This construction video tutorial sheds light on
definition of rough cost and detailed cost and variations among them.
Rough cost estimate plays an important role in
construction. If there are huge variations among the rough estimate and the
cost of construction that may impact the decision to begin a project. If the
rough cost is too high, project may be left devoid of creating its detailed
Alternatively, if the rough cost is
too low then project may begin but once the detailed estimate is made, design
and drawings are cancelled because of shortage of fund.
Detailed cost estimates should be
made cautiously. These briefly estimate the cost of different items work that
set ups the entire project. Detailed estimates are accomplished once the
detailed working drawings are made together with specifications. If any error
occurs in rough cost estimate, then it will provide great influence in detailed
In this video, example is given for a plinth area
having 400 sft. Plinth area belongs to the built up covered area that is
computed at floor level of the basement or of any story of building.
The rate is charged as Rs. 400 per square feet and it
includes 8% of electricity, 4% of water, 4% of sanitary, 4% Gas etc.
Detailed cost includes earth work,
concrete work, brickwork in foundation, DPC (damp proof course), brickwork
concerning superstructure, cement plaster, white washing.
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