Drainage Laying Man-hours and Norms

Drainage Unit Tradesman Hours Labourer Hours
Sewer and Stormwater Drains
• Constants include laying, jointing and testing, but
exclude excavation and backfilling
Earthenware pipe, with rubber ring joints, diameter
Sewer 100mm m 0.5
150mm m 0.7
225mm m 1.00
Stormwater 100mm m 0.2
150mm m 0.37
225mm m 0.5
Bends, junctions 100mm No 0.25
150mm No 0.25
225mm No 0.5
PVC pipe, with solvent welded joints, diameter
Sewer 100mm m 0.25
150mm m 0.6
Stormwater 100mm m 0.2
150mm m 0.35
Bends, junctions 100mm No 0.25
150mm No 0.3
Concrete pipe, with rubber ring joints, diameter
100mm m 0.35
150mm m 0.43
225mm m 0.5
300mm m 0.65


Manholes and Gulleys

Task / Description Slow   Ave   Fast    Units
 Concrete Pre-Cast Manhole Units, 610 x 455 x 51 mm -   1.2  -    hrs/no
 Concrete Pre-Cast Manhole Units, 990 x 610 x 64 mm -   1.6  -    hrs/no
 Brickwork Manhole, 1.0 brick engineering -   0.3  -    m2/hr
 Brickwork Manhole, 1.5 brick engineering -   0.2  -    m2/hr
 Brickwork Manhole, 2.0 brick engineering -   0.2  -    m2/hr
 Benching to Manhole, under 0.5m2 -   0.9  -    hrs/no
 Benching to Manhole, 0.5-0.75m2 -   1.2  -    hrs/no
 Benching to Manhole, 0.75-1.0m2 -   1.8  -    hrs/no
 Brickwork Manhole, build in pipes, under 150mm dia -   0.1  -    hrs/no
 Brickwork Manhole, build in pipes, 150-225mm dia -   0.2  -    hrs/no
 Brickwork Manhole, build in pipes, over 225mm dia -   0.3  -    hrs/no
 Brickwork Manhole, build in cast iron covers 0.3  0.6  1.2   hrs/no
 Yard Gulleys, 75-150mm dia pipes, bed and level -   2.2  -    no/hr
 Yard Gulleys, 150-225mm dia pipes, bed and level -   1.8  -    no/hr
 Yard Gulleys, 225-300mm dia pipes, bed and level -   1.5  -    no/hr
 Road Gulleys, 600mm deep, bed and level -   1.2  -    no/hr
 Road Gulleys, 750mm deep, bed and level -   0.8  -    no/hr
 Road Gulleys, 900mm deep, bed and level -   0.4  -    no/hr
 Road Gulleys, 1,200mm deep, bed and level -   0.3  -    no/hr
 Road Gulleys, install gratings -   5.0  -    no/hr
 PVC Manhole -   15.0  -    mins/no

 

Drainage Laying Production Rates

Task / Description Slow   Ave   Fast    Units
 PVC Drainage, 1m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 0-5m run -   5.7  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 1m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 5-30m run -   8.1  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 1m pipes, 100-150mm dia, over 30m run -   9.5  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 3m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 0-5m run -   12.2  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 3m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 5-30m run -   15.2  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 3m pipes, 100-150mm dia, over 30m run -   18.2  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 6m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 0-5m run -   22.2  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 6m pipes, 100-150mm dia, 5-30m run -   27.7  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 6m pipes, 100-150mm dia, over 30m run -   33.3  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 3m pipes, 150-200mm dia, 5-30m run -   10.6  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 3m pipes, 150-200mm dia, over 30m run -   12.8  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 6m pipes, 150-200mm dia, 5-30m run -   21.2  -    m/hr
 PVC Drainage, 6m pipes, 150-200mm dia, over 30m run -   25.6  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 75mm dia, over 30m run -   12.5  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 100mm dia, 0-5m run -   7.7  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 100mm dia, 5-30m run -   9.1  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 100mm dia, over 30m run -   10.0  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 150mm dia, 0-5m run -   5.2  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 150mm dia, 5-30m run -   6.2  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 150mm dia, over 30m run -   7.7  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 225mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.7  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 225mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.3  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 225mm dia, over 30m run -   4.0  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 300mm dia, 0-5m run -   1.7  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 300mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.1  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, 300mm dia, over 30m run -   2.5  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, over 375mm dia, 0-5m run -   1.4  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, over 375mm dia, 5-30m run -   1.6  -    m/hr
 Stoneware Drainage, Flexible Joints, over 375mm dia, over 30m run -   2.1  -    m/hr
 PVC, Stoneware, Pitch Fibre & Concrete Joints -   2.4  -    mins/no
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 75mm dia, 0-5m run -   9.1  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 75mm dia, 5-30m run -   16.6  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 75mm dia, over 30m run -   20.0  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 100mm dia, 0-5m run -   9.1  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 100mm dia, 5-30m run -   16.6  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 100mm dia, over 30m run -   20.0  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 150mm dia, 0-5m run -   6.6  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 150mm dia, 5-30m run -   12.5  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 150mm dia, over 30m run -   14.3  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 200mm dia, 0-5m run -   6.2  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 200mm dia, 5-30m run -   11.1  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 200mm dia, over 30m run -   12.5  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 225mm dia, 0-5m run -   5.8  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 225mm dia, 5-30m run -   10.0  -    m/hr
 Pitch Fibre Pipes, 225mm dia, over 30m run -   12.1  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 75mm dia, 0-5m run -   12.5  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 75mm dia, 5-30m run -   14.3  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 75mm dia, over 30m run 11.2  16.6  30.1   m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 100mm dia, 0-5m run -   10.0  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 100mm dia, 5-30m run -   12.5  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 100mm dia, over 30m run -   14.3  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 150mm dia, 0-5m run -   7.1  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 150mm dia, 5-30m run -   9.1  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 150mm dia, over 30m run 8.3  10.0  13.8   m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 225mm dia, 0-5m run -   6.8  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 225mm dia, 5-30m run -   4.5  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 225mm dia, over 30m run -   5.5  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 300mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.5  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 300mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.9  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, 300mm dia, over 30m run -   3.7  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, over 375mm dia, 0-5m run -   1.9  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, over 375mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.3  -    m/hr
 Hepsleve Rubber Joint System, over 375mm dia, over 30m run -   2.7  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 375mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.8  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 375mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.4  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 375mm dia, over 30m run -   3.8  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 450mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.7  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 450mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.2  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 450mm dia, over 30m run -   3.6  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 525mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.5  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 525mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.9  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 525mm dia, over 30m run -   3.4  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 600mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.4  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 600mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.7  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 600mm dia, over 30m run -   3.3  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 675mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.2  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 675mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.6  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 675mm dia, over 30m run -   2.9  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 750mm dia, 0-5m run -   1.1  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 750mm dia, 5-30m run -   2.4  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 750mm dia, over 30m run -   2.5  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 1,050mm dia -   2.9  4.2   m/day
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 1,500mm dia -   2.5  3.8   m/day
 Concrete Pipes, 1.5m pipes, 1,800mm dia -   2.1  2.6   m/day
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 375mm dia, 0-5m run -   3.6  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 375mm dia, 5-30m run -   4.3  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 375mm dia, over 30m run -   5.0  8.0   m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 450mm dia, 0-5m run -   3.4  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 450mm dia, 5-30m run -   4.1  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 450mm dia, over 30m run -   4.5  9.0   m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 525mm dia, 0-5m run -   3.3  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 525mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.8  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 525mm dia, over 30m run -   4.1  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 600mm dia, 0-5m run -   3.0  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 600mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.5  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 600mm dia, over 30m run -   4.0  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 675mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.8  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 675mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.3  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 675mm dia, over 30m run -   3.7  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 750mm dia, 0-5m run -   2.6  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 750mm dia, 5-30m run -   3.1  -    m/hr
 Concrete Pipes, 2.5m pipes, 750mm dia, over 30m run -   3.6  -    m/hr
 Lay Shingle Around Pipework, under 150mm dia -   7.0  -    m/hr
 Lay Shingle Around Pipework, over 150mm dia 4.0  5.5  9.0   m/hr

 

Manhole Cover instillation 

Description Manhole covers, including concrete filling Unit Tradesman Hours Labourer Hours
Light duty 450mm x 450mm No 0.7 0.7
600mm x 600mm No 0.85 0.85
900mm x 900mm No 1.05 1.05
Medium duty 450mm x 450mm No 0.75 0.75
600mm x 600mm No 0.95 0.95
900mm x 900mm No 1.15 1.15
Heavy duty 450mm x 450mm No 0.8 0.8
600mm x 600mm No 1.00 1.00
900mm x 900mm No 1.20 1.20
Trench grating, take delivery, build in frame and place in position
Light duty 225mm wide No 0.4 0.4
450mm wide No 0.65 0.65
Heavy duty 225mm wide No 0.5 0.5
450mm wide No 0.8 0.8

 

 

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