This is the initiative of Philcon Prices since most people especially for rural areas are doing backyard house construction. Meaning, they just hire laborers and spend money without consulting any technical persons, to something that may not last.
With climate change, crazy seismic activity and all natural calamities that we are now experiencing, PLEASE, hire an Engineer or Architect to design [and oversee during construction] your homes. This is an investment that can never go wrong.
But if you can’t, then consider the plans below. These are typical house constructions but is not structurally calculated
. Structural calculations need unique codes depending on your location, credibility of the foundation soil, and other factors. The product comes with the Plan (pdf, short bond paper size) with Bill of Materials (excel) incorporated with labor calculations. Just input the labor rates in your area, prices of the materials and viola! You’ll get the total amount and the time needed to complete the works.
Bill of Materials (How many bags of cement, tiles, reinforcing bars will you need) with Labor timeline estimates (How many hours for a foreman, skilled and unskilled workers are needed to complete a certain work).
Floor plan, perspective and elevations.
Power and lighting layout.
Sanitary and waterline layout with Septic and Grease Trap Details.
Column, Footing and Beam Details.
Roof Framing and Beam Plan.
Limitations: This excel file will only work for this set Plan. Labor calculations are pre-assumed based on average productivity rate of laborers in the Philippines.
Structural Calculations. 2.)
Sign and seal of Professional Engineer / Architect.
Disclaimer: The plans are just guides. Though the structural concepts, depths of foundations, beams and column sizes, reinforcing bars are considered with our intellect and experience as licensed civil engineers, it is ALWAYS advisable to hire a professional that you trust to design your homes, construct the plans at your own risk.