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In this course the selection and acquisition of construction equipment is covered. During the course, students will develop a better understanding of the factors affecting the selection, scheduling and use of heavy construction equipment. The students will learn to apply engineering fundamentals, construction engineering and management knowledge and construction engineering and management knowledge from this course to solve problems encountered with construction equipment and to design construction processes that involve the use of equipment.
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:recognize types of equipmentdescribe how the equipment operatesknow appropriate and safe uses for equipment typesestimate cost, capacity, and productivity by using information that is typically available in the owner's manuals and guidebooksselect appropriate equipment from a fleet for use on a construction projectbe able to apply these concepts to a construction site. approximately price a heavy equipment process. apply optimization and productivity techniques to a construction project.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
This course is run in block mode with two, 2-day blocks. The four days will be delivered through interactive lectures, examining case studies and in-class activities. In between class time, content and assignments will be made available online for students to complete and submit online.
Daniel van der Walt
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 25
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.