Quantity Take-off in Earthwork Volume Calculation
Quantity Take-off software is also used in calculating Earthwork Volume and this earthwork is done to restructure the topography of a site to get the design levels.
There are various types of methods of volume calculation that can be approved to find earthwork quantities; there are various civil engineering projects like road work, irrigation canal project, tank survey, earth moving, etc. for which different calculation methods are used. Some of them are invented in many time ago when the computer or calculator were not invented and still now are being used. Besides this, nowadays industry practices of various kinds of volume calculation which are discussed here to help the readers to choose the right one.
Earthworks: These are engineering works made through the moving and/or processing of huge quantities of soil and unshaped rock. Earthwork is done to restructure the topography of a site to get the design levels. Earthwork includes cutting and filling to get the needed topography.
• Cutting: It is the procedure of digging earth material from a work location or borrows pits to reach the desired topography.
It is the procedure of moving the excavated material or extra earth material to work a location to reach the desired topography.
Applications of Earthwork: Earthwork is done in the projects like Road works, Railways, Irrigation project such as canals and dams, other common earthwork applications are land grading to reconfigure the topography of a site or to fix slopes. Method of Earthwork Calculation: There are four popular types of earthwork calculation which written below:
• Section method
• Average method
• Division by Square method
• Contour method
At first, an earthwork calculation survey needs to do on the site. During this survey, the site elevations of the existing at various points of the work site are stubborn. All the calculations are done depending upon these values.