## Earth-work volume calculation

## Earth-work volume calculation

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Hello colleagues, could anyone help me out?

I need a free software to carryout earthwork volume calculation for excavation work on a large area borrow pit(s).I tried the software "surfer 8" but when compared the result with a prototype manual calculation, there seems to be great error.

Somebody please help.

Edson

I need a free software to carryout earthwork volume calculation for excavation work on a large area borrow pit(s).I tried the software "surfer 8" but when compared the result with a prototype manual calculation, there seems to be great error.

Somebody please help.

Edson

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Mike McCann

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Doug Jenkins

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Your example is fine as far as it goes, but one has to compute the end areas, so would you set up a page in which the input is existing and new elevations x width = area? Then the result is brought into the sheet you had?

Of course all this is old technology now, there are some pretty inexpensive programs available (and expensive ones too) that do this. The spreadsheet wouldn't be the most efficient way to do earthwork take-offs for medium to large jobs.

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I don't recall how to do it now, but about 40 years ago, I wrote a fortran program that would establish the optimum elevtion of a road to minimise cut, fill and haulage.

Dik

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