A valuable reference for those in civil/construction technology, this practical and informative guide provides critical knowledge of construction equipment, its use, and management considerations. It provides clear, concise explanations of concepts, supported by detailed example problems and realistic exercises, and requires only limited knowledge of construction equipment.
Covers all major types of equipment typically used on commercial construction projects, and illustrates the operational capabilities of each type with numerous figures. Shows how to select the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and discusses techniques for estimating equipment productivity and costs. Discusses major equipment management issues, including the time value of money, fleet management, and maintenance management. Contains a glossary, common conversion factors, and tables of interest factors.
Describes the basic issues and analytical tools that managers in the construction industry need to understand to make decisions about equipment ranging from versatility to cost effectiveness. Discusses such aspects as depreciation accounting techniques, ownership and operating costs, estimating equipment costs, project scheduling, and the fundamentals of earthmoving. Assumes a basic understanding of the construction process. For use as a textbook, includes exercises and problems; an instructor's manual is available. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.