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Weight of Materials

Common Construction Materials

MATERIALS   KN/m3  kgf/m3 
Earth (natural or rammed

=

17 1,734 
Sand (wet)  = 20 2,039
Gravel   = 19 1,937
Aluminium & Alloys  = 27 2,720 
Steel  = 77  7,850 
Brickworks  = 19 1,920 
Concrete (mass)  = 23 2,310
Concrete (reinforced)  = 24 2,400
Granite & Marble  = 26 2,690
Limestone  = 25 2,500
Sandstone  = 23 2,310
Timber  = 8-11 800-1,120
Plaster on bricks, conc, per 25.4mm thick  = 480 49
Suspended metal lath & plaster  = 380 39
Roof Tiles- Terra-cotta pattern  = 580 59
Roof Tiles -Concrete  = 530 54
Glass/6.35mm thick  = 170 17
Asbestos Cement, 6.35mm plain  = 160 16
Asbestos Cement, Corrugated  = 100-170 10-17
Galvanised Iron, 24 gauge, 76.2mm corrugate  = 84 9
Brickworks/25.4mm thick  = 480 49
Cement Mortar finish/25.4mm thick  = 580 59

1 kgf=9.81N

 

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Authur- Philip Goh (B.Sc, MIEM, P.Eng. MICE, C.Eng) MEC Engineers, Civil & Structural Engineer HP: 016-8672189, Email: Widget: email cloaker