cubic yards
by brooks morrison on 10/26/05 at 08:20:59

I need to find out how many cubic yards of material are in an building( walls floors roof). Some sort of formula from square feet to cubic yards. any info would help thanks.

Re: cubic yards
by 1110d on 10/26/05 at 09:20:38

This is an easy one. First figure out the plan area. (Length x Width). Now multiply by the height (LWxH). This will give you the volumn in cubic feet. Now divide by 27 (3x3x3=27) to convert to cubic yards.

Re: cubic yards
by Robert Fogt on 10/27/05 at 08:12:14

That would be tough to measure every single wall.

It would be easiest to find the total volume, then subtract the volume of empty space in each room.

Length in feet * Width in feet * Height in feet = cubic feet

First find the total volume by measuring the outside of the building and using the formula above calculate the total volume.

Next, measure the dimensions of each and every room and using the formula above calculate the volume. Add the volume of each room together.

Now subtract the volume of the rooms from the total volume, and what is left is the total amount of material in the building, in cubic feet.

Now you can convert cubic feet to cubic yards on the volume conversion page, or just divide by 27 as previously suggested.