How to Calculate Soil Volumes for Cut and Fill
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
1:30 – 4:30 pm CST
Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GE
Importance of accurate estimates of soil volumes for cutting and filling
Principles of volumetric estimation for soils
Move soil once
Have your cut equal your fill
Know your soils
Handling disturbed soils
Mapping a site for excavation and embankment
Evaluating software for cut and fill calculations
Bringing in fill and disposing of spoil
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Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GEProject Manager with The Gateway Engineers, Inc., in Pittsburgh
Mr. Messmer has over 30 years of engineering experience in analysis, design, plan/specification development, and project management/personnel supervision for geotechnical, foundation and structural engineering projects in the transportation, industrial, municipal and commercial fields of civil engineering. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on quality control and staff training. Mr. Messmer is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Messmer was accepted into the Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2013.
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Course Title: How to Calculate Soil Volumes for Cut and Fill
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course covers the importance of generating accurate estimates of soil volumes for cutting and filling. Topics include principles of volumetric estimation for soils, ensuring that the cut equals the fill, handling disturbed soils, mapping a site for excavation, and software for cut and fill calculations.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of determining accurate estimates of soil volumes for cutting and filling, and describe the impact this information has on site topography, grading and drainage.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify various types of soils, describe their unique characteristics, and explain how to handle disturbed soils.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to accurately map a site for excavation and embankment.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference various software options to use when calculating cut and fill quantities.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Some experience with site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: None
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