Construction Equipment and Methods

Winter 2022

CP 9108

Class Number: 1009
4.5 CEUs
Course Fee: 


The purpose of this Construction Equipment and Methods online course is to give the student an overall understanding of construction equipment and selected construction methods. This includes selection, economy, and productivity of common construction equipment and construction procedures for site development and industrial, heavy and civil construction. The course will introduce students to civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, equipment economics and utilization, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earth moving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment.

Learning objectives

By the end of this construction equipment and methods online class you will:

- Learn how to best utilize construction equipment on site work and heavy civil projects
- Become familiar with construction equipment and their capabilities
- Understand standard designations, sizes, and gradations of equipment
- Properly select heavy equipment based on applications, utilization, productivity, and other factors
- Understand the elements of equipment cost and evaluating investment alternatives
- Develop a basic understanding of unit price and earthwork quantities
- Develop an increased awareness of civil construction blueprints
- Be able to demonstrate awareness of construction safety related to earth moving operations

Textbook: Construction Equipment and Methods
Link to: Means Heavy Construction Handbook, 45th Edition by Richard C. Ringwald
CAT Handbook 46 Edition (free pdf download)




Course Fee $576

Class Number: 1009

Last Update: Oct 22, 2021 8:37am