# Units of various items observed during work | Estimates and cost calculations

### Units for the Earth Work

- All the units in the earthworks are to be measured in the unit of Cubic Meter, i.e. m3, except the following;
- the work of the surface dressing, leveling, cleaning, etc. are to be measured in the unit of the Square Meter, i.e. m2;
- Cutting of the trees (Girth Specified) is measured in the Nos;
- For the earthwork, the normal lead and normal lifts are 30m and 1.5m respectively.

### Units for the Concrete Work

- All the work of the concrete is measured in the unit of Cubic Meter, i.e. m3, except the following;
- Lime concreting work that is carried at the roof terrace are measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2;
- Screed concrete work is also measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2;
- Sometimes PCC is also measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2;
- We can say that those work under concreting where thickness is lesser, then it can be measurable in the unit of Square Meter, i.e. m2.

### Units for the DPC Work

- DPC is measured in the unit of Square Meter, i.e. m2.

### Units for the Brick Work

- Usually, brickwork is to be measured in the Cubic Meter, i.e. m3, except the following;
- Honey Comb, Half Brick, Thin Partition Walls are measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2.

### Units for the Stone Work

- Usually, stonework is to be measured in the Cubic Meter, i.e. m3, except the following;
- Stone Slab in the roof, Shelve, Stone Work in wall facing, lining, Stone Chajjas, Sun Shade, are measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2.

### Units for the Wood Work

- The main components of wood works are measured in Cubic Meter, i.e. m3
- Other then the main components, following are measured in the Square Meter, i.e. m2.
- Ply Wood
- Shuttering
- Leaves
- Panel
- Glazed, etc

### Units for the Roofing Work

- Basically roofing work is measured in the unit of Square Meter, i.e. m2.
- Except the following;
- Skirting work is measured in the unit of "m", i.e. meter
- Letters and Figures are measured in the unit of "no's", i.e. numbers

### Miscellaneous Works

- String Course, Drip Course, Bedding, Throating are measured in the unit of "m", i.e. meter

**Thanks, Kumar Bhanushali,Engineers India **