One of the most common uses of volumetrics is in the construction and landscaping industries. It is sometimes referred to as "cut and fill," in that material is cut from one location and moved in volume to fill another. First it must be determined how much matter-dirt, rocks, and so on-is to be extracted. Then a suitable place must be found that will accommodate the same volume of material, if not more. The location receiving the cut material must also have its contour (slope) and other factors included in the analysis. Not only is it important to determine that the receiving zone is adequately sized to accept the transported material, but one must ensure that it will stay put.