again, my Blog reader has a problem:
first I would like to say thanks for your above post, after that I would like to share one question with you which I have in mind, it is also something about cost calculation that’s why I am asking here:
How to set up different pay rate units such as ($/m, $/m2, $/m3, $/ton and so) … and that’s it. you know in most construction projects like building, roads, tunnel, canal even dam constructions cost of much of items such as excavation, drainage and so will calculated based on different pay rates as indicated above. for example if I want to setup cost of “excavation” task how I suppose to do that, if I have to setup unit pay rate of this task in resource sheets ? so which kind of resource I suppose to assign (work, material or cost resource) and how I use different pay rate ? or if I suppose to setup this kind of cost in different place, where is that place ?
with thanks and respect”
OK! I’ll do it in MS PROJECT 2013!
First thing first.
I will add two Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013:
Now I will add Concrete as Material Resource in My Project:
Now let’s say that this $1 is price per m3, and price per ton is $10 (just for example!)
I will put this $10 here:
Now suppose that for Task 1 I want to assign 10 m3 of Concrete, and for Task 2, 20 tons of concrete.
First for Task 1:
I will do the same thing for the Task 2 (with 20 in Units Field, and if I look at the Cost Table I’ll see:
Now, I need to change pay rate for Task 2. I will go to Resource Usage View:
Let’s look at the Cost Table again:
You can see that for Task 1 there is 10 m3 of Concrete with 1$ Price, and that makes Total Cost = 10*1=$10. For the Task 2 there is 20 tons of Concrete with 10$ Price, and that makes Total Cost = 20 * 20 = $20!
Piece of cake.