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Malaysian Civil Engineering


Standard Method Of Measurement (MyCESMM)

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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CLASS D : SITE INVESTIGATION WORK


Measurement covered under other classes:
Excavation not carried out for the purpose of soil investigation work (included in Class F: Earthwork).
Mobilisation and boring for piling (included in Class H: Piling Work).
Survey and setting out (included in Class A: General Items)

FIRST DIVISION

SECOND DIVISION

THIRD DIVISION

UNIT

Mobilisation and
demobilisation

1
2
3

Deep boring
Cone penetration tests
Field tests

sum
sum
sum

Deep boring

Plant movement

1
2
3
4
5

Flat land
Hillslopes
Floating platform
Fixed platform
Swampy ground

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Boring in soil

1
2
3

Water
Water with bentonite or polymer
Air/foam

m
m
m

Drilling in rock

1
2
3
4

Water
Air/foam
Reaming casing
Grouting

m
m
m
m

Test

1
2
3
4
5

Standard penetration test


Vane shear test
Pressure meter test
Field permeability test
Dynamic cone test

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Sampling

1
2

using thin wall

nr
nr

using mazier

nr

using piston

nr

using Denison

nr

Disturbed samples
Undisturbed sample
tube sampler
Undisturbed sample
sampler
Undisturbed sample
sampler
Undisturbed sample
sampler
Water sample

Borehole marker

3
4
5

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Miscellaneous

nr
nr

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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MEASUREMENT RULES
M1

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

DEFINITION RULES

ADDITIONAL
DESCRIPTION RULES

COVERAGE RULES

The depth of boring,


drilling, sampling. and
testing shall be measured
from the Commencing
Surface as follows:

D1 Plant movement is the


shifting of plant or
equipment from one
borehole/test position to
the next position.

C1

Not exceeding 10 m.
10 20 m.
20 30 m.
30 40 m.
40 50 m.
Stated exceeding 50 m.

D2 Hillslopes is an access
with gradient greater
than 25 degrees.

C2

Sampling shall be deemed


to include transportation
and preservation.

D3 Small disturbed samples


is less than 5 kg.

C3

All eld explorations and


tests shall be deemed to
include logging of daily
eld records.

C4

Items for mobilisation


and demobilisation shall
be deemed to include
provision of all plant and
equipment, transportation
to the Site, including
transfer between different
locations within the Site,
handling, assembling, and
removal off the Site upon
the completion of the
operation.

C5

A4
Deep boring shall be
deemed to include ground
water observation.

C6

Boring in soil shall be


deemed to include
provision of casing where
necessary.

C7

Drilling in rock shall be


deemed to include core
boxes and become the
property of the Employer,
unless otherwise stated.

Items for plant movement A1


shall be deemed to
include dismantling and
erecting from one position
A2
to another.

A3

Item description for water


sample shall state the
volume.
Item description for
disturbed sample shall
state the weight of
samples.
Item description for block
sample shall state the size
of sample.

Item description for


boring in soil shall state
nominal diameter of
boreholes, inclination
angle, boxes, type of
boring plant, and depth,
as per measurement rule
M1.

A5

Item description for


testing shall state the
type of test, cycles where
applicable, nominal
diameter, and the depth,
as per measurement rule
M1.

A6

Item description for


sampling shall state the
size, type, and depth, as
per measurement rule M1.

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Malaysian Civil Engineering


Standard Method Of Measurement (MyCESMM)

FIRST DIVISION
3

Cone penetration tests

Field tests

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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SECOND DIVISION

THIRD DIVISION

Plant movement

1
2
3
4
5

Flat land
Hillslopes
Floating platform
Fixed platform
Swampy ground

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Test

1
2
3

Dutch cone penetration test


Piezocone
Dissipation test

m
m
nr

Miscellaneous

Test location marker

nr

Hand auger

1
2
3

m
nr
nr

Augering in soil
Disturbed sample
Undisturbed samples using thin
wall tube sampler
Water sample

nr

Trial pit

1
2
3
4
5

Excavation
Small disturbed sample
Bulk sample
Block sample
Water sample

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Testing

1
2
3
4
5
6

Mackintosh and JKR probe


Vane shear
Plate bearing
In situ CBR
Pocket penetrometer
Field density

m
nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Sampling

1
2
3

Small disturbed sample


Bulk sample
Undisturbed samples using thin
wall tube sampler
Block sample
Water sample

nr
nr
nr

4
5

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UNIT

nr
nr

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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MEASUREMENT RULES

DEFINITION RULES

M2 Friction reducer for dutch


cone penetration test
and piezocone shall be
measured only where they
are expressly required.

D4 Samples taken from


location other than
borehole, hand auger or
trial pit shall be classed
as sampling.

ADDITIONAL
DESCRIPTION RULES

COVERAGE RULES

C8

Field tests shall be


deemed to include plant
movements on the Site.

A7

Item description for


cone penetration test
shall state the type,
capacity of cone, weight
of ram, and depth, as per
measurement rule M1.

A8

Item description for


dissipation test shall state
the maximum hours of
test required.

A9

Item description for


trial pit shall state the
dimensions.

Hand auger shall be


deemed to include ground A10 Item description for
eld tests shall state the
water observation.
equipment used, setting
C10 Trial pit shall be deemed
up where applicable,
to include lateral support,
method, and depth.
ground water observation,
logging and mapping of
A11 Item description for plate
site wall, and backlling,
unless otherwise stated.
bearing test shall state
the required plate size,
test load or pressure, and
number of cycles.
C9

A12 Item description for


sampling shall state the
location (which is other
than borehole, hand
auger, and trial pit).

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Malaysian Civil Engineering


Standard Method Of Measurement (MyCESMM)

FIRST DIVISION
5

Laboratory tests

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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SECOND DIVISION
1

Classication test

THIRD DIVISION
Moisture content
Atterbergs limits.
Specic gravity
Particle size distribution for ne
grained soils
Particle size distribution for coarse
grained soils

nr
set
nr
nr

Unconned compressive strength


Unconsolidated undrained triaxial
compression
Consolidated undrained triaxial
compression test with pore water
pressure measurement
Consolidated drained triaxial
compression test with pore water
pressure measurement
Direct shear box
Multi reversal shear box

nr
set

set

3
4
5

Standard compaction (2.5 kg


hammer)
Heavy compaction (4.5 kg
hammer)
Vibrating hammer
Unsoaked CBR
Soaked CBR

1
2
3
4
5

Soil strength tests

1
2
3

5
6

Soil compaction related tests

1
2

nr

set

set

set
set

set
set
nr
nr

Chemical and electro-chemical tests

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Organic matter content


Loss on ignition
Total sulphate content
Sulphate content
Chloride content
pH value
Resistivity test
Contaminants

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

Rock strength tests

1
2

nr
nr

3
4

Unconned compressive strength


Unconned compressive strength
with Youngs Modulus and
Poissons ratio measurement
Point load test
Petrographic examination

1
2
3

One dimension consolidation


Variable head permeability
Fixed head permeability.

nr
nr
nr

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UNIT

Compressibility and permeability


tests

nr
nr

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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MEASUREMENT RULES

DEFINITION RULES

COVERAGE RULES

D5 A set, for soil strength


tests, shall be dened as
of three specimens.

C11 Laboratory tests shall


be deemed to include
preparation of specimens.

D6 A set, for soil


compaction related test,
shall be dened as of
ve specimens.

C12 CBR test shall be deemed


to be carried out on both
ends of each specimen,
unless otherwise stated.

ADDITIONAL
DESCRIPTION RULES
A13 Item description for
laboratory tests shall
state the method of
testing and the standard
requirements.

A14 Item description for


soil strength tests shall
state the size of testing
specimen and type of soil
sample, i.e. undisturbed or
remoulded.

A15 Item description for direct


shear box and multi
reversal shear box tests
shall state the size of the
shear box.

A16 Item description for


contaminants shall state
the standard requirements,
and the contaminants to
be analysed.

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Malaysian Civil Engineering


Standard Method Of Measurement (MyCESMM)

FIRST DIVISION
6

Instrumentation

Geophysical survey and


mapping

Report

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CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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SECOND DIVISION

THIRD DIVISION

UNIT

1
2

Piezometer
Inclinometer

Settlement

4
5
6

Magnetic extensometer
Deep levelling datum
Monitoring

Seismic refraction survey

1
2
3

Setting out
Installation and readings
Preparation of bedrock and soil
contour maps

sum
set
sum

Resistivity proling

1
2
3

Setting out
Installation and readings
Preparation of resistivity proles

sum
set
sum

Geological terrain mapping

Utilities detection and mapping

1
2

Preliminary report
Final report

nr
nr
1
2
3

Surface marker
Settlement plate
Displacement marker

nr
nr
nr
nr
nr
nr

m2

2
3

Locate, detect, and map all utilities


and services
Verication with utilities provider
Conduct site verication

sum
sum

1
2
3
4
5

Soil investigation
Seismic refraction survey
Resistivity proling
Geological terrain mapping
Utilities detection and mapping

sum
sum
sum
sum
sum

m2

CLASS D: Site Investigation Work


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MEASUREMENT RULES

DEFINITION RULES

M3 Measurement of
monitoring in number
shall be based on the
trips to the location of the
project.

COVERAGE RULES
C13 Items for piezometer
and inclinometer shall be
deemed to include preboring and installation.

C14 Items for monitoring shall


be deemed to include
preparation of monitoring
report.

ADDITIONAL
DESCRIPTION RULES
A17 Item descriptions
for piezometer and
inclinometer shall state
the type, depth, and
material used.

A18 Item description for


settlement plate shall
state the dimensions of
plate, depth, and material
used.

A19 Item description for


monitoring shall state the
personnel and number of
trips required.
M4 Intervals of geophones for
seismic refraction survey
shall be measured along
the slope.
M5 Intervals of electrodes for
resistivity proling shall
be measured along the
slope.
M6 Area measured for
geological terrain
mapping shall be the plan
area.

D7 A set of installation and


readings for seismic
refraction survey shall
include a 24-channel
seismograph with
geophones at not more
than 5-metre intervals.

D8 Resistivity proling shall


be two-dimensional with
electrodes at not more
than 5-metre intervals.

D9 Geological terrain
mapping shall be
in accordance with
guidelines by the
Minerals and Geoscience
Department Malaysia.

C15 Setting out for seismic


refraction survey and
resistivity proling shall
be deemed to include
survey coordinates,
reduced levels, and
topographic prole for
each set of installation
and readings.

A20 Item description for


installation and readings
for seismic refraction
survey shall state the
interval of geophones,
number of shots per set,
and the type of shots
required.

C16 Items for verication


with utilities provider
shall be deemed to
include purchasing of
necessary documents and
verication on the utilities
detected, as compared
with the records of the
utilities provider.

A21 Item description for


installation and readings
for resistivity proling
shall state the type of
conguration, number,
and interval of electrodes
required.

A22 Item descriptions for


seismic refraction survey
and geological terrain
mapping shall state the
location and area of the
site to be investigated.

A23 Item description for


geological terrain
mapping shall state
the requirement in the
Minerals and Geoscience
Department guidelines.
C17 Items for Soil Investigation A24 Item description for
Report shall be deemed
reports shall state the
to include laboratory test
number of sets and the
results.
format required.

C18 Items for seismic


refraction survey and
resistivity proling
report shall be
deemed to include
geological sections and
interpretation of data by
specialists.

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