This revised and updated edition of Construction Equipment Management fills a gap on this subject by integrating both conceptual and hands-on quantitative knowledge on construction equipment into a process that facilitates student learning.
The first six chapters summarize interdisciplinary concepts that are necessary to ground students' learning on construction equipment management, including both engineering and economics. Each of the next 16 chapters covers a different type of construction equipment and associated methods of use. The final chapter introduces the more advanced concept of operation analysis. This allows the book to be used on numerous courses at different levels to prepare graduates to apply skills on construction equipment when planning for a new project, estimating its costs, and monitoring field operations.
Organized around the major categories of construction equipment, including both commercial and heavy civil examples, case studies, and exercises, this textbook will help students develop independence in applying concepts to hands-on scenarios. A companion website provides an instructor manual, solutions, additional examples, lecture slides, figures, and diagrams.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Section A: Introductory Concepts
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Time Value of Money
Chapter 3: Depreciation Accounting Techniques
Chapter 4: Ownerships and Operating Costs
Chapter 5: Fundamental of Soils
Chapter 6: Fundamental of Earthmoving
Section B: Equipment Types and Methods
Chapter 7: Dozers
Chapter 8: Loaders
Chapter 9: Scrapers
Chapter 10: Excavators, Draglines, and Clamshells
Chapter 11: Trenchers
Chapter 12: Trucks and Haulers
Chapter 13: Graders
Chapter 14: Soil Stabilizers
Chapter 15: Soil Compactors
Chapter 16: Lifting and Loading Equipment
Chapter 17: Cranes and Derricks
Chapter 18: Shaft Drilling and Pile Driving
Chapter 19: Trenchless Construction Equipment
Chapter 20: Concrete Equipment
Chapter 21: Pumping Equipment
Chapter 22: Asphalt Equipment
Section C: Advanced Concepts
Chapter 23: Operational Analysis
Chapter 24: Economic Management
Chapter 25: Safety and Environmental Management
John E. Schaufelberger is the Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, USA. He is the co-author of Management of Construction Projects, published by Routledge.
Giovanni C. Migliaccio is an Associate Professor in Construction Management at the University of Washington, USA. He is also the Executive Director for the University of Washington Center for Education and Research in Construction, holds a P.D Koon Endowned Professorship and an affiliate fellowship with the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. He is the co-author of Introduction to Construction Project Engineering, also published by Routledge.