balanced earthwork

balanced earthwork

[′bal·ənst ′ərth‚wərk]
(civil engineering)
Cut-and-fill work in which the amount of fill equals the amount of material excavated.
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Runway 10C-28C incorporated sustainable elements throughout all aspects of the project, such as utilizing a balanced earthwork plan, use of recycled crushed concrete and installation of the first low-voltage Approach Lighting System in the United States.
As well as looking at rain harvesting, the team in conjunction with Web Earth (a sister company) will look at other forms of water storage for the development, as well as water sensitive drainage systems, balanced earthwork and other infrastructure challenges inherent in such an environmentally rich brief set by the client.
Lyon's engineers refined the design--raised and lowered building pads, placed retaining walls, and designed dynamic slopes--as they balanced earthworks.