Construction Machinery (300IGC028)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC028, Construction Machinery.
  • Credits and contact hours: 2 credits, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Juan Carlos García.
  • Prerequisites: 300IGC008, Highway Geometric Design
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Modern Construction Equipment and Methods, F. C. Harris, 1994.

Supplemental materials

  • Construction Plant Excavating and Material Handling, Equipment and Methods, F.C. Harris, 1981.
  • Construction Management Fundamentals, C.J. Schexnayder, R.E. Mayo, 2004.
  • Construction Project Management, E.G. Frederick, E.J. Nancy, 2009.
  • Construction Equipment Guide, D.A. Day, 1995.
  • Ground Engineering Equipment and Methods, F.C. Harris, 1983.

Specific course information

The course presents the basic characteristics of the operation, limitations and market availability of the equipment used in Civil Engineering construction.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the key technical issues and factors used in the selection of construction equipment.
  • To identify the activities performed in construction works, equipment and its design features.
  • To identify the operating costs of construction equipment.
  • To calculate the performance of the consumption elements of machinery
  • To implement a plan of construction equipment lubrication.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Earthmoving equipment.
  • Rolling resistance, slope resistance, strength, altitude
  • Cost Analysis.
  • Compaction equipment, compaction procedures. Curves.
  • Special soil compaction.
  • Transport of materials.
  • Construction scheduling with dump trucks.
  • Production of materials. Quarry materials.
  • Crushing equipment. Screeners.
  • Materials classifying equipment.
  • Sub bases. Bases construction specifications
  • Asphalt concrete. Construction specifications.
  • Asphalt Plants.
  • Aggregates Mixing.
  • Boilers. Asphalt storage tanks.
  • Asphalt Paving. Equipment required for road paving
  • Soil stabilization.
  • Surface treatments
  • Rigid Pavements
  • Piling equipment.
  • Explosives, drilling equipment, blasting.
  • Tunnel construction.
  • Lubricants and greases.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/constructionmachinery.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 12:15 por lsosorio
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