Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods / Edition 8

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Overview

The Eighth Edition of Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods follows in the footsteps of the previous editions by providing the reader with the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple and concise format.

This text is aimed at supporting a basic undergraduate construction equipment course that is part of an engineering curriculum. It is also applicable to graduate equipment courses. In addition, since technology is constantly evolving, this text provides an understanding of machine capabilities and how to properly apply those capabilities to construction challenges.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073401126
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/26/2010
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 367,064
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Peurifoy was Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.

Cliff Schexnayder (Tempe, AZ) Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Del Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University.

Aviad Shapira (Haifa, Israel) Associate Professor at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Robert L. Schmitt is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville Campus. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dr. Schmitt has a combined 20 years of construction industry practice, research, and teaching experience. He has managed field-based research projects ranging from determining materials testing and inspection levels on highway construction projects, to improving productivity of field construction operations. He has taught a range of construction engineering courses for 10 years, including project management, costs & estimates, construction equipment, design of construction operations, engineering economic analysis, and senior-level capstone design. Dr. Schmitt is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, and educational member of Associated General Contractors of America. He has been a registered professional engineer for 15 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Planning for Earthwork Construction 20
Ch. 3 Equipment Cost 44
Ch. 4 Geotechnical Materials, Compaction, and Stabilization 76
Ch. 5 Machine Power 126
Ch. 6 Dozers 152
Ch. 7 Scrapers 203
Ch. 8 Excavators 229
Ch. 9 Finishing Equipment 270
Ch. 10 Trucks and Hauling Equipment 283
Ch. 11 Compressed Air 305
Ch. 12 Drilling Rock and Earth 333
Ch. 13 Blasting Rock 372
Ch. 14 Aggregate Production 402
Ch. 15 Asphalt Mix Production and Placement 440
Ch. 16 Concrete Equipment 479
Ch. 17 Cranes 509
Ch. 18 Draglines and Clamshells 546
Ch. 19 Piles and Pile-Driving Equipment 567
Ch. 20 Equipment for Pumping Water 622
App. A Alphabetical List of Units with Their SI Names and Conversion Factors 653
App. B Selected English-to-SI Conversion Factors 655
App. C Selected U.S. Customary (English) Unit Equivalents 656
App. D Selected Metric Unit Equivalents 657
Index 659
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