# How to measure self weight of RCC slab

In this construction video tutorial, the renowned engineer Sami Ullah shows some simple processes to work out the self weight of RCC slab to make the RCC slab design process uncomplicated.

Initially, it is required to compute the thickness of RCC slab. Suppose, the thickness is taken as 6 inches or 0.5 feet.

To determine the self weight of RCC slab, the following formula should be applied :-

Self weight of RCC slab = Density of RCC x Thickness of slab

Now, it is necessary to find out the density of RCC slab as follow :-

Density of RCC = 68.15 kg/ft^{3} or 150.23 lb/ft^{3}

After putting the above value in the formula, the following result is obtained :-

Self weight of RCC slab = 150 x 0.5 = 75 lb/ft^{2}

If it is required to calculate the total weight of the slab, then area of the slab should be measured first.

Suppose, total area of the slab = 200 square feet

So, total self weight of the slab = self weight x total area of the slab = 75 x 200 = 15000 lb/ft^{2}

To get more detail, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Civil Engineers