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Rough cost of reinforced concrete per metre cubed

n1210933 (Mechanical) (OP)
2 Sep 09 3:34

I'm preparing a budget cost for a test stand and I'm after a very rough cost/m^3 of reinforced concrete.  I know the cost varies a lot with the amount of reinforcement and shuttering required (and a host of other factors that a mechanical engineer can't even comprehend) but if anyone can give me a very rough ballpark figure for an installed cost (ie. not just materials) then it would be much appreciated.  Thanks for your time,

Zambo (Civil/Environmental)
2 Sep 09 4:17
Where are you? that's one more variable (I can give you the price in Malaysia if you want)
BigH (Geotechnical)
2 Sep 09 8:17
or Indonesia . . .
n1210933 (Mechanical) (OP)
2 Sep 09 9:12
Good point!

I'm in the UK.
BigH (Geotechnical)
2 Sep 09 10:37
Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland??
cvg (Civil/Environmental)
3 Sep 09 11:10
how big is the project?
is the concrete part of a larger project?
light or heavy reinforcement?
site conditions?
dimensions of the slab?
any walls or just slab?
forming requirements?
finishing requirements?
concrete strength requirements?
anchors or embedments?
is excavation / subgrade preparation included?

$400 - $800US or higher

jgailla (Geotechnical)
4 Sep 09 13:13
Well, 5' wide, 4" thick sidewalk with wire mesh runs about $20/ foot around here, in the southeast U.S.
That works out to about $400 per cubic meter.
I would think costs would generally be much higher than that, since a sidewalk is about the easiest thing I can think of to form and pour.
fattdad (Geotechnical)
4 Sep 09 14:27
The size of the project is also a key variable.  Also, is this flat work or work with detailed forms?


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