May 20 Daily Question: Cost of Hauling for Loose Soil

NCEES Civil PE Specification I.B.: Cost estimating


Problem

You are planning construction for a hip new multi-level apartment building. Part of the construction effort will require excavating an existing flat lot and hauling away spoils to a local landfill. You have contracted with a subcontractor that will provide hauling services at a flat fee of $300 per haul; trucks used for each haul have a maximum allowable volume of 14 cubic yards. Given dimensions shown in the figure and a swell factor of 0.2, determine the total cost of hauling all required excavation. 

Assume no over-excavation beyond building dimensions is required.

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