# How to measure excavation work & determine it’s cost

In this construction tutorial, you will come to know the method required for measuring excavation work and it’s price.

Given below, step-by-step processes :-

First Step:

Determine volume: Suppose, the excavation work is done for 4 columns with equivalent dimension length where the footing of the columns is 5 feet, width is 5 feet and depth is 4 feet. So, the volume will be calculated as follow :-

The calculation is done based on the following data :-

L = 5 feet

W = 5 feet

Depth = 4 feet

Volume = Length x Width x Depth = 5 x 5 x 4 = 100 ft3

As there are 4 footings for column, volume of 4 footings will be calculated as follow :-

4 x volume of 1 footing

4 x 100 = 400

So, total volume = 400 ft3

Second step:

Price of excavation work

Suppose, the cost of excavation = 20/cubic feet

It signifies 1 cubic feet = 20/Rs

Therefore, total cost/price = 20 x total volume

Total cost/price = 20 x 400 = 800

To get more clear idea, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: CIVIL ENGINEERING FACTS