Brick calculator | Brickwork calculation and brick estimation

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 22:58

Brick calculator | Brickwork calculation and brick estimation

In this article i will tell you how to calculate bricks in a wall. By the explanation describe below, you can make your own MS Excel Brick calculator program to calculate bricks in a wall. brick calculator, brickwork calculation and brick estimation Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Abrasion test | Test for road aggregates

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 18:03

Los Angeles Abrasion test | Test for road aggregates

Los Angeles abrasion test is used to check the hardness of the aggregates.

Procedure for Los Angeles Abrasion test  Continue Reading »

Shuttering removal time of different structural members

Saturday, September 30, 2017 15:24

Shuttering removal time of different structural members

Shuttering is the set of forms required to keep the concrete in place until it sets. In case you want to know about shuttering and how it is provided ? Click on this link.

How shuttering is provided ? 

Shuttering removal time of different structural members is given below: Continue Reading »

Weight of steel bars per meter – Weight of steel bars formula

Sunday, September 24, 2017 21:29

Weight of steel bars per meter

Here is a list of mild steel bars weight.

Diameter of bars in millimeter Steel bars weight per meter
6 mm 0.22 kg
10 mm 0.62 kg
12 mm 0.89 kg
16 mm 1.58 kg
20 mm 2.47 kg
22 mm 2.98 kg
25 mm 3.85 kg
32 mm 6.31 kg
40 mm 9.86 kg

Weight of steel bars formula

To calculate weight of steel bars, there is a formula used to calculate weight.

W=(D^2 x L)/162

In the above formula:

  • D is in millimeter.
  • L is the total length of steel bars of which weight is to be calculated.

For example: if we have to calculate the weight of 10 mm steel bars, then we will proceed as follow:

W=10^2/ 162

W=0.617 kg/meter

In this way we will get steel bars weight per meter. After that multiply unit weight with the total length of steel bars of which weight is to be calculated.

Weight of steel bars per foot in kg

Bars name Diameter in inches Steel bars weight per foot in kg
#2 Bars 2/8 inches 0.0756 kg/ft
#3 bars 3/8 inches 0.170 kg/ft
#4 bars 4/8 inches 0.30 kg/ft
#5 bars 5/8 inches 0.47 kg/ft
#6 bars 6/8 inches 0.682 kg/ft
#8 bars 8/8 inches 1.21 kg/ft

How to calculate quantity of mortar and its materials

Friday, September 22, 2017 17:40

How to calculate quantity of mortar and its materials ?

  • Area of the surface multiply with the thickness gives the quantity of mortar for uniform thickness.
  • This quantity is increased by 30% for filling the joints and to make up uniform surface of wall. It will give wet mixed mortar. Continue Reading »

Specifications of First class brickwork

Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:46

Specifications of First class brickwork

Properties of first class bricks

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 19:54

Properties of first class bricks

  • All bricks should be of first class of standard specifications.
  • Bricks should be made of Continue Reading »

How much Curing of Concrete should be done ?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 18:12

Curing of Concrete

When concrete has begun to harden after about two hours of laying, then it should be kept wet by covering with wet gunny bags or wet sand for 24 hours. It is called curing of concrete. Continue Reading »

How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ?

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:53

How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ?

  • While concreting, steel bars should be given proper cover from sides and bottom.
  • Concrete cover is provided by placing precast cover blocks under the steel bars. Continue Reading »

Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:47

Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

Reinforced cement concrete may be defined as the

Type of concrete in which steel bars are provided to provide tensile strength to the concrete. 

Following are the characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.) Continue Reading »