Register Now

Login

Lost Password

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link and will create a new password via email.

Login

Register Now

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.Morbi adipiscing gravdio, sit amet suscipit risus ultrices eu.Fusce viverra neque at purus laoreet consequa.Vivamus vulputate posuere nisl quis consequat.

Civil Engineering Measurements & Conversion Factors

Measurement is one of the most important things in civil engineering and without measurements, we can not complete any construction. Here I have listed some basic measurements and conversion factors which are most commonly used in civil engineering. Hope it will help you in your work.


Basic Quantities And Units:

Quantity Dimension SI Unit FPS Unit
Mass M Kg Slug
Length L M ft.
Time T sec. sec.
Force F Newton (N) Pound (lb)

Basic Standards:

1 inch = 25.4 millimeters = 2.54cm.

1 meter = 39.37 inches =1.09 yards.

1 liter = 0.22 galls (imp.)

1 gallon (imp.) = 4.546 liters.

1 gallon (US) = 3.785 liters.

1 Kilogram (kg) = 2.2046 pounds (lb).


Metric Unit Of Weight/Mass:

1 tonne = 1000 kilograms = 1,000,000 grams.

1 quintal = 100 kilograms = 100,000 grams.

1 Slug = 14.606 kg

1 Slug = 32.2 lb


Measurements Of Length:

1 foot = 12 inches.

1 yard = 3 feet.

1 furlong = 220 yards.

1 mile = 8 fulongs.

1 Kilometer (Km) = 1000 meters.

1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters (cm).

1 cm = 10 millimeter (mm).


Metric Units For Liquid Measurements:

1 liter = 1000ml.

1 liter = 1kg.

1 kiloliter (1000 liters) = 1 cubic meter/ 1 cu.m/ 1 m3.


Conversion Factors:

1 cu. ft. = 28.317 liters.

1 cu. ft. = 0.028 cu. meters.

1 cu. ft. = 6.24 galls (imperial).

1 cu. ft. = 7.48 galls (US).

1 imp. gall = 1.20 galls (US), liquid.

1 imp. gall = 1.03 galls (US), dry.


Measurements Of Area:

1 Acre = 43560 sq. ft

1 Acre = 4046.46 sq. m

1 Acre = 8 Kanals.

1 Kanal = 20 Marlas.

1 Marla = 225 sq. ft (* in some regions 272 sq. ft)

1 Marla = 15.50 sq.m


Miscellenius Conversion Factors:

1 cu.m = 35.32 cu.ft.

1 Pound = 4.448 Newton (Force).

1 klb = 4.448 kN.

1 Psi (lb/sq.in) = 6.689 Pascal (N/sq.m)

1 (lb/sq. ft) = 0.048 (kN/sq.m)


Also Read –How To calculate Unit Weight Of Steel Bars.
If You Found This article helpful then please share it your friends.


Comments ( 3 )

  1. Narmad Singh Pandre
    October 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Civil engineering construction all worked 👆

  2. Bir bahadur budha
    July 12, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Basic of surveying is important and type

  3. Assistant sub engineer karnaliko Provence birendranagar surkhet

Leave a reply

Captcha Click on image to update the captcha .


error: Content is protected !!