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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method

By: Joshua A. Tiner

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method

This course is developed to identify the basics of earthwork and to explain a "traditional" method of performing earthwork analysis via hand calculations. This study is for those who are not experienced with earthwork, earthwork calculations and earthwork equipment.

Additionally, it is intended to be a helpful a refresher and source to anyone who has worked in Civil Engineering and/or Land Development looking for a resource discussing earthwork basics. Earthwork analysis is an important topic for any Civil Engineer involved in roadway and land development to understand associated with their required design. This course will focus more on site analysis than on the analysis required to economically determine the elevation of highways through mountainous regions.

This course will also expose the student to the basic equipment used in the construction field associated with earthwork.

227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
William Flick
01/15/2019
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This course is perfect for training recent graduates who will be doing Site Work design. It is also a good tool to check earthwork computer results. (Too many engineers absolutely trust numbers from computer programs - another lesson to be learned !)
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Scott
01/09/2019
Verified Buyer
This was a good overview for general earthwork,
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Charles McDuff
11/30/2018
Josh -- thank you for pulling this course together. It served as a very good review for me. I would suggest that some mention of the shrink/swell factors should have been included -- not necessarily dealt with in depth. The reason that I suggest this is the simplified problems might leave a newbie with the idea that a truck load at the borrow site has the same measure compacted in place at the work site -- and so on. But, well done and I will be looking for more of your courses in the future.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Bob Saxton, P.E.
11/23/2018
Verified Buyer
I work for a company that does surveying , drainage studies and the like. This course was very straightforward and allowed me to be a better team member with my employer and staff.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Julian Coto
11/17/2018
Verified Buyer
Great refresher on the basics of earthwork.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Ray Killough
11/06/2018
excellent review.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Jane Early
09/19/2018
Verified Buyer
course was easy to follow and understand-
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
07/30/2018
Verified Buyer
I liked this course. meaningful information are presented. However, some questions are tricky (play on definitions). Also, reported data and computed answer are not reported with same significance.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Ken Perignat
04/18/2018
Good refresher course for earthwork calculation basics.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Van
03/19/2018
Verified Buyer
Good review of the basics.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
James Fawcett
01/11/2018
Verified Buyer
Good review for all civil/structural engineers.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
William McCool
01/04/2018
Verified Buyer
Good basic lesson on one manual earthwork technique, especially for those who have not worked in the field. While understanding that explaining the included method better prepares the student for an understanding of CAD based calculations, I would like to have seen at least a description of the cross-section method (showing my age).
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
R Alan Kinsey, PE
12/27/2017
Verified Buyer
An introduction to earthwork concepts and basic calculations required of the conceptual design. Reference is made to digital tools for accurate, detailed design work. The course acquainted me with an essential vocabulary that will prove helpful in relating to and collaborating with my civil engineering peers.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Richard Saucier
12/18/2017
Verified Buyer
The course was a very good review for a civil engineer that does not do this work regularly. However, I found may places in the course that were not clearly written with some small missing works which required me to read the sentence or paragraph several time to try to make sense of it. I would recommend a review and edit.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Jim Smith
12/18/2017
Verified Buyer
Overall, I was very satisfied with the course. I believe question 10 on the test, however, is poorly stated. It is not clear that the existing nodes are being compared to the PROPOSED nodes.
The author has amended question #10 to add the word "proposed" as you suggested. It now reads:
True or False, As outlined in this course in Method 1 of surface cut-fill analysis, averaging the elevations at four existing nodes and comparing them to an average of the four proposed elevations at the same nodes can give an approximate difference in elevation for said quadrant?
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Annette Kopacz
12/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Loved this course! I haven't ever been exposed to earthwork and how simple calculations are performed. Very practical and usable information provided in a methodical way.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Travis Hyman
12/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Great refresher course.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Gary L Doyle
12/12/2017
Verified Buyer
A little more elementary than expected. But well planned and presented.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Chris Della Penna
07/20/2017
Verified Buyer
Good course. Concise and easy to understand. Course provided the basic knowledge needed without going into too much theory.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Andrew P.
05/30/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent coursework overview.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Janes Speer
03/09/2017
Verified Buyer
The course covered the basics as advetised. There should have been more information on the equipment capacities and an average rate of moving and transporting earthwork CY per hour on a good day.
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Fred Cook
01/26/2017
Verified Buyer
Simple and straightforward, good. Only I think a discussion of fill shrinkage or compaction factor would be appropriate in calculating import and export volumes.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Frantz Fenelon
01/15/2017
Verified Buyer
Wonderful course. The author shares his knowledge with pleasure. Keep up the good work Josh.
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ALEXANDER MAKITKA, JR.
12/15/2016
Excellent course! Contaminated soil, which is common in some areas in NEW JERSEY, can not be used for backfill, which was discussed in the course. Properly compacting the soil was also discussed. The soil must be backfilled is lifts not to exceed 6 or 8 inches. If the soil does not contain the proper amount of moisture, it will not properly compact, that is why they have WATER trucks on sight.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Steven mcEvoy
12/14/2016
Verified Buyer
Great course for reviewing the basics of earthwork computations.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
ALBERTO SOLANA
12/09/2016
Verified Buyer
BASIC TRADITIONAL CUT AND FILL CALC METHOD WELL DISCUSSED
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Dennis Brian Parces
11/22/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent presentation--easy to understand
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
ken mccoig
11/18/2016
good course
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Doug Mitten
10/19/2016
Verified Buyer
I found most of the course too easy. As I recall, one test question asked to average four numbers. It was as if the course was designed for those with a high school education.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Thomas Page
09/29/2016
Verified Buyer
Good Introduction/Refresher
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
09/26/2016
Excellent Introductory Course.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
robert jurasin
09/26/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent refresher course.
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227-Earthwork Basics and a Traditional Calculation Method
Ron
09/22/2016
Verified Buyer
Good initial and refresher course on Basic Earthwork Calculating.
Portions of the review were removed because they discussed the correct answers to test questions.
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Great course
amy harrelson
01/24/2016
Verified Buyer
This was a very informative and basic course that was easy to follow and understand, thank you.
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Earthworks Basics
Alexis
01/23/2016
Overall, good course.

As the other colleagues had mentioned, question 14 needs revision, correct answer is not provided.
We have corrected question 14.
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Earthwork Basics course
Scott
01/15/2016
A good course. It gave a good fast way of estimating earthwork. Like the other reviews stated there is no correct answer shown for question 14. ...
We have corrected question 14. Portions of the review were deleted because they discussed the answer to a test question.
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Scribner's error
Anonymous reviewer
12/04/2015
Please double check question #14; there maybe a math error 28.5 minus 19 is not 3.7.
We have corrected question 14.
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Earthwork Basics
Don Stites
10/27/2015
Verified Buyer
Good Course. I think the correct answer to question 14 is not offered. I get that the correct answer should be ... and that is not and option in the list of choices available. I could be wrong - suggest you check it out.

Thanks
We have corrected question 14. A Portion of the review was removed because it discussed the correct answer to a test question.
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Course Code: 100243-02
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