Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners

1st Edition

By Douglas D. Gransberg, Calin M. Popescu, Richard Ryan

CRC Press

568 pages | 107 B/W Illus.

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Based on the authors' combined experience of seventy years working on projects around the globe, Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners contains hands-on, how-to information that you can put to immediate use. Taking an approach that combines analytical and practical results, this is a valuable reference for a wide range of individuals and organizations within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

The authors delineate the evolution of construction equipment, setting the stage for specific, up-to-date information on the state-of-the-art in the field. They cover estimating equipment ownership, operating cost, and how to determine economic life and replacement policy as well as how to schedule a production-driven, equipment-intensive project that achieves target production rates and meets target equipment-related unit costs and profits. The book includes a matrix for the selection of equipment and identifies common pitfalls of project equipment selection and how to avoid them. It describes how to develop an OSHA job safety analysis for an equipment-intensive project, making this sometimes onerous but always essential task easier.

The authors' diverse and broad experience makes this a book that ranges from the rigorous mathematical analysis of equipment operations to the pragmatic discussion of the equipment maintenance programs needed to guarantee that the production predicted in a cost estimate occurs.

Table of Contents

THE EVOLUTION OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Introduction

The Role of Heavy Construction Equipment

Tools to Machines

Development of Earthmoving, Excavating, and Lifting Machines

Heavy Construction Equipment Today

The Future of Heavy Construction Equipment

COST OF OWNING AND OPERATING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Introduction

Ownership cost

Total ownership cost

Cost of operating construction equipment

Methods of Calculating Ownership and Operating Cost

Summary

EQUIPMENT LIFE AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Introduction

Equipment Life

Replacement Analysis

Replacement Equipment Selection

Summary

EARTHMOVING, EXCAVATING, AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT SELECTION

Introduction

Basic Considerations For Equipment Selection

Earthmoving and Excavating Considerations

Earthmoving Equipment Selection

Excavating Equipment Selection

Lifting Considerations

Lifting Equipment Selection

ADVANCED METHODS IN ESTIMATING AND OPTIMIZING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SYSTEM PRODUCTIVITY

Introduction

Background

Peurifoy'S Method of Optimizing Productivity

Phelps' Method

Optimizing The Hauling System Based On Loading Facility

Characteristics

Comments On Optimizing Equipment Fleets

STOCHASTIC METHODS FOR ESTIMATING PRODUCTIVITY

Introduction

Background

Developing Mathematical Models

Simulations

Expected Production

Validating Simulation Models

SCHEDULING EQUIPMENT-INTENSIVE HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Introduction

Background

Precedence Diagramming Method

Linear Scheduling Method

Developing Equipment Resource Packages (Crews)

Establishing Project Management Assessment Parameters

Summary

SCHEDULING LIFTING EQUIPMENT FOR VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION

Introduction

Lifting and Vertical Construction

Lifting Productivity

Scheduling Lifting For High-Rise Work

Concrete-Placing Cranes

Tower Crane Erection and Dismantle

THE BUY, LEASE, OR RENT DECISION

Introduction

Acquiring Heavy Equipment

Financing Methods

Equipment Financing Comparison

Rental and Lease Contract Considerations

The Buy, Lease, Or Rent Decision

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Introduction

Need For A Maintenance Program

Designing The Maintenance Program

Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Management

Maintenance Performance Control

Preventive Maintenance Programs

Field Maintenance

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SITE SAFETY

Introduction

Safety Is A Profit Center

The Job Safety Plan

Heavy Construction Equipment Site Safety Considerations

A Job Safety Analysis For Earthmoving

Lifting Safety

Osha Accident Reporting and Record Keeping

Safety Requirements For Construction Equipment

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SECURITY

Introduction

Security Issues

Theft and Vandalism

Security Programs

Insurance

Summary

INVENTORY PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES

Introduction

Objectives of Inventory Control

Equipment and Parts Identification

Inventory Record Keeping and Management Systems

Equipment Location and Utilization

Summary

Appendix

About the Series

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General