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Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners




ISBN 9780849340376
Published June 13, 2006 by CRC Press
568 Pages - 107 B/W Illustrations

 
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Based on the authors' combined experience of seventy years working on projects around the globe, Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners contains hands-on, how-to information that you can put to immediate use. Taking an approach that combines analytical and practical results, this is a valuable reference for a wide range of individuals and organizations within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

The authors delineate the evolution of construction equipment, setting the stage for specific, up-to-date information on the state-of-the-art in the field. They cover estimating equipment ownership, operating cost, and how to determine economic life and replacement policy as well as how to schedule a production-driven, equipment-intensive project that achieves target production rates and meets target equipment-related unit costs and profits. The book includes a matrix for the selection of equipment and identifies common pitfalls of project equipment selection and how to avoid them. It describes how to develop an OSHA job safety analysis for an equipment-intensive project, making this sometimes onerous but always essential task easier.

The authors' diverse and broad experience makes this a book that ranges from the rigorous mathematical analysis of equipment operations to the pragmatic discussion of the equipment maintenance programs needed to guarantee that the production predicted in a cost estimate occurs.

Table of Contents

THE EVOLUTION OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Introduction
The Role of Heavy Construction Equipment
Tools to Machines
Development of Earthmoving, Excavating, and Lifting Machines
Heavy Construction Equipment Today
The Future of Heavy Construction Equipment

COST OF OWNING AND OPERATING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Introduction
Ownership cost
Total ownership cost
Cost of operating construction equipment
Methods of Calculating Ownership and Operating Cost
Summary

EQUIPMENT LIFE AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
Introduction
Equipment Life
Replacement Analysis
Replacement Equipment Selection
Summary

EARTHMOVING, EXCAVATING, AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT SELECTION
Introduction
Basic Considerations For Equipment Selection
Earthmoving and Excavating Considerations
Earthmoving Equipment Selection
Excavating Equipment Selection
Lifting Considerations
Lifting Equipment Selection

ADVANCED METHODS IN ESTIMATING AND OPTIMIZING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SYSTEM PRODUCTIVITY
Introduction
Background
Peurifoy'S Method of Optimizing Productivity
Phelps' Method
Optimizing The Hauling System Based On Loading Facility
Characteristics
Comments On Optimizing Equipment Fleets

STOCHASTIC METHODS FOR ESTIMATING PRODUCTIVITY
Introduction
Background
Developing Mathematical Models
Simulations
Expected Production
Validating Simulation Models

SCHEDULING EQUIPMENT-INTENSIVE HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Introduction
Background
Precedence Diagramming Method
Linear Scheduling Method
Developing Equipment Resource Packages (Crews)
Establishing Project Management Assessment Parameters
Summary

SCHEDULING LIFTING EQUIPMENT FOR VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION
Introduction
Lifting and Vertical Construction
Lifting Productivity
Scheduling Lifting For High-Rise Work
Concrete-Placing Cranes
Tower Crane Erection and Dismantle

THE BUY, LEASE, OR RENT DECISION
Introduction
Acquiring Heavy Equipment
Financing Methods
Equipment Financing Comparison
Rental and Lease Contract Considerations
The Buy, Lease, Or Rent Decision

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Introduction
Need For A Maintenance Program
Designing The Maintenance Program
Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Management
Maintenance Performance Control
Preventive Maintenance Programs
Field Maintenance

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SITE SAFETY
Introduction
Safety Is A Profit Center
The Job Safety Plan
Heavy Construction Equipment Site Safety Considerations
A Job Safety Analysis For Earthmoving
Lifting Safety
Osha Accident Reporting and Record Keeping
Safety Requirements For Construction Equipment

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SECURITY
Introduction
Security Issues
Theft and Vandalism
Security Programs
Insurance
Summary

INVENTORY PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES
Introduction
Objectives of Inventory Control
Equipment and Parts Identification
Inventory Record Keeping and Management Systems
Equipment Location and Utilization
Summary
Appendix

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