ENCM676-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Construction Equipment and Heavy Construction Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:
  • recognize types of equipment
  • describe how the equipment operates
  • know appropriate and safe uses for equipment types
  • estimate cost, capacity, and productivity by using information that is typically available in the owner's manuals and guidebooks
  • select appropriate equipment from a fleet for use on a construction project
  • be able to apply these concepts to a construction site.
  • approximately price a heavy equipment process.
  • apply optimization and productivity techniques to a construction project.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room
31 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room
31 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 17 Sep

Timetable Note

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.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Daniel van der Walt

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,164.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 40

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCM676 Occurrences

  • ENCM676-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023