Unit Weight of Different Building Construction Materials

 What is the Unit Weight and Why it is important?
unit weight of materialsUnit Weight is also known as Specific weight. Unit weight is the weight of the material per unit volume. As we know that the volume is quantified in terms of litres or  m3 and weight is measured in terms of Kg or KN. The Unit weight of materials is the weight of material/unit volume which means the Unit weight is expressed in Kg/L or  KG/m3 or KN/m3.
For easy reference, we organized all the building materials unit weights in a table. This list is a collective effort. Give a thumbs up if you liked it. Bookmark the page and use the search if required.
Building Material Unit Weight
PCC (Plain Cement Concrete) 24 KN/m3
RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) 25KN/m3
Portland Cement 14KN/m3
Cement Mortar 20KN/m3
Water 10KN/m3
Dry Sand 16KN/m3
River Sand 18.4KN/m3
Wet sand 11KN/m3 to 20KN/m3
Bricks 16 to 19.2 KN/m3
Bitumen 10.4KN/m3
Brick Masonry 19.2KN/m3
Cement plaster 20KN/m3
Lime plaster 17KN/m3
Broken Bricks 14.2KN/m3
Dry, Loose Earth 12KN/m3
Dry, Loose Sand 14.4-17KN/m3
Silt 21KN/m3
Igneous rock 27KN/m3
Sedimaentary rock 26KN/m3
Metamorphic rock 27KN/m3

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