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REFERENCE TABLES TO HELP ESTIMATE EARTHWORK VOLUMES

VOLUME
Calculating appropriate volumes is critical to accuracy. In-bank soil, loose soil that has been excavated and fill soil that has been compacted, have different volumes and resulting load factors.

Definitions:
Bank Cubic Yards (BCY)/Bank Cubic Meters (BCM):
Material as it lies in its natural bank state.

Loose Cubic Yards (LCY)/Loose Cubic Meters (LCM): Material which has been excavated in some way and swelled as a result of the space that now exist between its elements.

Compact Cubic Yards (CCY)/Compact Cubic Meters (CCM): Material which has been compacted and become more dense as a result.

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