2nd Edition

Construction Equipment Management

    386 Pages
    by Routledge

    386 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

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    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



    Dimensional Analysis

    Conversion Factors

    Interest Tables



    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.