Jul 17, 2018

Civil Engineer: RCC Contractor Business

Civil Engineer: RCC Contractor Business

                   As per committed in the last blog we are going to discuss RCC Contractor Business in Construction Industry.
                  Now in Current situation, there are a lot of contractors are present and active in the market. But in this such competition how you can start your business with minimum investment. Follow some tip's to start your business with minimum investment.

1. Work on Labour basis.

Firstly you need to start your work on labor basis only, do not try to take many risks without experience, with labor basis work up to 1 lac Sq ft. In this work you need minimum investment also you can earn a good profit if you complete your work within time.

2. Track Each Labour per day Output.

After starting a project with labour work you need to put proper labour strength, suppose you are doing 1 lac sq ft work and each slab is 10000 Sq ft, then you need to arrange sufficient labour's. And also track his daily output. 

We can be defined by another way like
Labour Productivity: output/No. Of Labour's./Labour Cost
Labour Productivity= Output/ Work hour. 

3. Training To Labour

To improve the productivity of labor you can be arrange training for all labour's, you can arrange it on your own with the projector or by other agencies. By giving the training to labour your labor output will be increased by 4-5 %, and you can work smoothly with safety, quality, and speed.

4. Arrange the Assets

After your work is going smoothly now you can start arrangements of your assets like Concrete Mixer, Needle, and Vibrator, Lift Machine, Shuttering Plywoods, MS Props, wooden Props, Centring plates, etc. Which is very useful to start the new project.
At least arrange the following material.
1. Shuttering Plywood Material: 10000 Sqft. With 200 props.
2. Needle and Vibrator: 2 Nos
For arrange this material you need at least 4 lacs rupees. You can hire other ms material at the time of Slab shuttering and concreting.

5. Shuttering, Reinforcement and Concreting is the backbone.

Always keep in mind is you are only RCC Contractor you are expert in it, if you are trying to start another work without experience it may be facing huge losses, so keep the focus on RCC Work only.
Need to work on the following points.
1. Shuttering Design:
Shuttering design is very important when you are starting with RCC contractor company. It is a matter in your company profit and loss. If you are not expert in shuttering design you need to hire a consultant or experienced staff. For the preparation of shuttering design you need Project planning, and all project drawings,  after this design you will know about How many repetitions we can do?
How many shuttering materials you required and it's schedule.

2. Steel cutting as per bar length:
With the study of steel reinforcement as per drawing, you can control 1% steel when giving steel cutting length to the fitter.
3. Concreting with proper mix design:
In the world at many places concreting still doing by manually and not following a standard process, due to that life of concrete will reduce from 60 years to 30 years. In Mumbai, a lot of buildings are damaged in just 30 years.
So, strictly using weight more batch, or 3 bags automatic mixer or RMC which is a very good solution to keep maintain concrete quality.

6. Make Actual Rate Analysis:

Please make At actual rate analysis of RCC with material contracting before giving the quotation to any client. you need to take ground-level rates for analysis. also, work on extra overheads and extra labor requirements other than contracts. 
Following Points to add in Rate analysis.
1. Cement Constant ( M 25) 6 bags /Cubic Meter.
2. Crush Sand : 0.16 brass/ Cubic meter
3. 20 mm Metal: 0.30 Brass/Cubic Meter.
4. Admixtures : 150 ml/Bag
5. Concreting Labours: Rate/Sq ft
6. Carpenters:  Rate/ Sq ft
7. Fitters : Rate/ Sq ft 
8. Shuttering Material Cost: Rate/ Sq ft
9. Electricity Charges
10. Water Charges
11. Transportation
12. Shifting of Material
13. Petrol Oil and Lubricants (POL)
14. Overheads

After Calculation of all above Amount, you need to add your profit and submit the Quotation. 

6. Try to work with Material.

When you are starting your business with only labor, you will get a lot of experience regarding loss and profit on the basis of previous experience you know the profit percentage, but in only labor work you will no work security, because some labour gangs are not reliable due to those labour your work will be in trouble but in with material contract you are secured about it because you can divide the work and arrange another labour force when project become slow.
With material work, contract profit ratio is more than only labour base contract.

6. Make Company Profile

After Completing 3 to 4 Projects you need to make your company profile with mention your existing and ongoing projects and equipment and labour strength. Also, mention your existing client list.

7. Try to Bid in big contracts

After successful completion of 3 to 4 Project you need to change your track, One team will keep on an existing platform, and need to start the bidding with new projects, Don't depend on work surety on 1st bidding, try it up to when your name will know everyone. After bidding of 10 projects, 1 project will be definitely awarded to you. Its ratio is as follows.
Number of Projects you Bid: 10 Nos.
Inquiry from the client : 4 Nos
Interested : 3 Nos
Work Award: 1nos
Actually, a lot of companies want to do existing companies, and a lot of contractors have their own "SETTING" with the architect or Client.


8. Present your work with Quality Safety and Speed

Please forget what others are doing you need to focus only on your work you need to satisfy your client with your presentation of work with quality, safety, and speed. 

Please take 100% detailed knowledge about shuttering design and start work on it.

If you like this blog please comment and give suggestion also ask queries if any doubts, In the next blog we will discuss Brickwork and Plastering Business.

CBEC India. 


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