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Dr.Dirt Papers by Dan Atcheson
Throughout my career, I've been asked to write technical papers to help Quest for Earthwork customers, as well as earthwork estimators, in general. Here are the ones I like the best.
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GENERAL TOPICS
CONVERSION FACTORS THE SECRET TO TECHNICAL SUCCESS
HOW TO DETERMINE THE AVERAGE DEPTH OF CUT OR FILL WITHIN A GIVEN AREA
BALANCING TWO SEPARATE JOB FILES
HERE'S A SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE METHOD TO HELP YOU LEARN EARTHWORK
DETERMINING PLAN SCALE WHEN GIVEN AN AREA ONLY
DETERMINING THE ACTUAL SCALE OF AN ENLARGED OR REDUCED DRAWING
USING A DIGITIZER TO TAKE OFF ROADWORK QUANTITIES
BALANCING TOPSOIL STRIPPED AND TOPSOIL REPLACED
ENTERING EXISTING ELEVATION IN RELATIVELY FLAT TERRAIN
HOW TO RELOCATE A DRAWING ON A DIGITIZER BOARD
TAKING OFF A PROJECT THAT HAS REMOVAL EXCAVATION
CROSS SECTIONS
BALANCING A ROADWORK PROJECT USING QUEST FOR CROSS SECTIONS
ENTERING METRIC STATION NUMBERS IN QUEST FOR CROSS SECTIONS
USING QUEST FOR CROSS SECTIONS TO TAKE OFF PHASED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
SETTING UP STATIONS IN QUEST FOR CROSS SECTIONS WHEN THERE IS A GAP IN THE WORK
QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TOPICS
DEALING WITH TEMPORARY EARTHEN STRUCTURES IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
DEALING WITH TOPSOIL
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DETERMINE THE AREAS OF CUT AND FILL ON A SITE
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DETERMINE THE VOLUMES OF CUT AND FILL
Required Beneath a Proposed Structure Overlying Layers of Usable and Unusable Materials, When All Unusable Material Must be Removed From Beneath the Structure
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DETERMINE WHERE WATER WILL BE ENCOUNTERED ON A SITE
SOIL BORINGS VERSUS TOPSOIL STRIPPING IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
A SHORTCUT FOR ENTERING AREA INFORMATION IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DETERMINE ROCK SURFACE BLASTING AREA
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO BALANCE A SITE WITH AN ON-SITE BORROW PIT
HOW TO BE VERY COMPETITIVE WHEN STRIPPING TOPSOIL IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
THE COPY/PASTE AND CUT/PASTE ROUTINE IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK-A VERY HANDY TOOL
EXCAVATING AND BACKFILLING A BASEMENT USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO ENTER STRUCTURES EXCAVATED INTO A SLOPING SURFACE
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DEAL WITH "GROUND LOSS"
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO EXCAVATE UNSUITABLE SURFACE MATERIAL
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO EXCAVATE UNSUITABLE MATERIAL OVERLAID WITH A USABLE OVERBURDEN
HOW TO HANDLE OVERLAPPING AREAS WHEN GRADE CHANGES ARE APPLIED TO THE SAME LAYER IN USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
USING AREAS IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO BID PHASED PROJECTS AND ALTERNATES
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO HANDLE REMOVING AND RE-COMPACTING EXISTING SOIL
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO TAKE OFF A STRUCTURAL PAD REQUIRING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF NATIVE MATERIAL
ENTERING DATA FOR A RETAINING WALL USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
DEALING WITH A SITE WITH EXISTING, PROPOSED AND ROCK CONTOUR LINES
SOIL BORING TIPS
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO DETERMINE THE VOLUME OF SPECIAL SURFACE MATERIAL PLACED OVER FILL AREAS
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO ACCOUNT FOR TOTAL VOLUMES OF SITE CUT AND FILL, AS WELL AS SELECT FILL UNDER STRUCTURES
DEMOLISHNG EXISTING STRUCTURES IN QUEST FOR EARTHWORK
USING QUEST FOR EARTHWORK TO TAKE OFF A SITE REQUIRING SURCHARGE AT STRUCTURES
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