- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 27 Dec 2018
Bulk filling materials
Soil is used for example, for the formation of embankments and other areas of landscape that require fill. It is common to 'cut' soil from the high points of a site and place it in layers in lower areas, in a process known as 'cut and fill'. For more information see Cut and fill.
- Soil from swamps, bogs and marshes.
- Perishable material such as peat, logs and stumps.
- Frozen materials.
- Materials having a liquid limit exceeding 80 and/or a plasticity index exceeding 50.
See also: Types of soil.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Why it is so important for health and wellbeing.
A highly effective method of managing supply chains.
How it can benefit construction.
Free guide to commissioning for site managers published by NHBC and BSRIA.
Resolving quickly to minimise delay and costs.
Tackling domestic abuse.
Disallowed costs vs. defined costs. Which is which?
Coping with the loss of local authority conservation services.
Remedial works could save the NHS £95 million a year.
One of Europe’s largest waterfront transformations.
How BIM was used to produce an information model of a home.