Practice Question: Estimating Volume of an Excavation

NCEES Civil PE Specification VIII.A.: Excavation and embankment

Problem

An intern at your construction company is reviewing utility drawings and produces an excavation estimate based on the unrealistic diagram pictured below. What volume of soil (in cubic yards) does the intern note on his earthwork estimate?

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Solution

Answer: B) 3472 cubic yards

Volume of soil can be estimated based on the average end area method: