Join Christopher Randall for an in-depth discussion in this video Volume measurement, part of Construction Estimating Takeoff.
- [Instructor] So we've counted individual items,…we've measured materials on a linear scale,…we've made area measurements,…like the square foot VCT take off,…but some materials need to be measured by volume.…A good example of this are Earthwork items,…such as soil excavation and concrete.…Let's think about an earthwork measurement…and try to put it in perspective.…We'll open up an exercise file and show an example,…file AE3.03, it's a partial site plan for electrical.…
Here you can see a series of light poles.…If I were to measure in between these two light poles,…I'd get about 120 feet.…Now I'm going to open up another exercise file,…the details and diagrams for this particular plan.…On it you'll see in detail,…it shows the recommended dimensions of this trench,…it's about 33 inches deep…plus a three inch sand bed around,…making it about 33 inches deep.…
I know that this trench should be about 12 inches wide,…therefore the plans call for a 120 foot long trench…that is 33 inches deep and 12 inches wide.…Obviously this could be measured and put onto…
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