cubic yard

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cubic yard

A measurement used to measure concrete,gravel,or earth. It measures 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. Usually shortened to simply “yard,” as in “It will take 12 yards of dirt to fill that hole.”

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5 million cubic yards to the landfill and two years to its life.
25 per cubic yard for the dirt instead of the 50 cents it had agreed to because Hanna breached its contract by going to a competitor.
People pay us $5 a cubic yard to haul it off," says Jim Doersam, the engineer in charge of the innovative process.
The project used 25,000 cubic yards of specialized concrete mixes with low water-to-cement ratios, air entrainment, superplasticizer, and fly ash.
This is similar to the amount dredged in 2012 when more than 650,000 cubic yards were removed.
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In highway maintenance and bridge replacement, this scene of thousands of cubic yards of construction rubble is typical.
More than 400,000 cubic yards of soil will be removed to reach the 150,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil destined for cleaning, said John Naginis, a senior geologist for the DTSC.
Over 1 1/2 cubic yards of material can be moved with every 10- to 14-second cycle.
About 18 million tons of asphalt pavement occupying some 10 million cubic yards of space is sent to landfills each year.
The result will approximate the number of cubic yards in the pile.
7 million cubic yards, although the it can't make even that reduction for 10 to 15 years.