Civil engineering is a skillful engineering field that covers the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like, bridges, roads, dams, canals and buildings. Estimating and costing is the key subject in the civil engineering profession.
Estimating And Costing in Civil Engineering by B. N. Dutta covers different formulas of measuring requirements, analyzing rates, specifications, valuation and making suitable and detailed evaluations. Students need a clear understanding of the subject as it educates them in various aspects of civil engineering requirements that go into studying, costing and procurement of materials. This book fulfills all the aspects in theory and practice and covers the curriculum of degree, diploma, draftsman and certificate courses. It is based on the domain practice and I.S.I. framings. Technical statistics, tables, conversion graphs and other information of experimental nature are all given in the book. Apart from these, the book contains a number of illustrations and plates of experimental nature, which would be helpful for civil engineering, designing and drawing.
In addition to costing, estimating, analysis of rates, specifications and others, the book includes many other chapters and practical nature charts and tables which have great utility for practicing architects, engineers and others in the profession. This book also has well illustrated samples and drawings that are helpful for understanding practical applications of designs and drawings. As a reference book, it is a lifelong guide.