Construction Equipment and Methods will run from September 12 – November 20, 2022. The purpose of this Construction Equipment and Methods, introduces the student to construction equipment and selected heavy civil construction methods. This includes economy, selection, and productivity of common construction equipment and construction procedures for heavy civil construction and site development. The course will cover an introduction to equipment economics and utilization, determining earthwork quantities, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earth moving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment, cranes, compressors, pumps and much more..
Class Organization and Grading:
The following table lists the learning modules, the maximum point value a student can receive within each module, and the week in which the modules must be finished.
In each module there are discussions (10 points), homework (10 points), and a quiz (10 points)
By end of week
|Introduction to Construction Equipment||30|
|Equipment Accounting and Acquisition Decisions||30|
|Heavy Construction Blueprint Reading and Estimating||30|
|Fundamentals of Earth moving||30|
|Pushing, Ripping, and Dozing Equipment||30|
|Digging and Hauling Equipment||30|
|Compressors and Pumps||30|
|Drilling and Blasting Equipment||30|
Total Points: 300
By the end of this class you should be able to:
- Become familiar with construction equipment and their capabilities.
- Learn how to best utilize construction equipment on site work and heavy civil projects.
- Understand standard terminology, designations, sizes, and gradations of equipment.
- Properly select heavy equipment based on applications, utilization, productivity, and other factors.
- Understand the elements of equipment cost and evaluating investment alternatives.
- Utilize the CAT Handbook to determine production rates for heavy equipment
- Develop a basic understanding of unit price and earthwork quantities
- Demonstrate awareness of construction safety related to earth moving operations
- Describe the characteristics of heavy civil construction projects.
- Develop a structured estimating process in unit price estimating
Participants will be provided with a text book that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Once you complete your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your shipping address.
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