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2nd Edition

Construction Equipment Management

ISBN 9780815360834
Published March 22, 2019 by Routledge
386 Pages

USD $84.95

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Book Description

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



Dimensional Analysis

Conversion Factors

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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.