014609 – Mechanization in Construction

Weekly Lecture Topics

1.       The world of construction equipment, classification of equipment

2.       Owning & operation costs of building construction equipment

3.       Properties and outputs of building construction equipment

4.       Selection, erection and operation of tower cranes

5.       Integration of equipment and forming systems in the production array

6.       Earthmoving, infrastructure and tunneling equipment

7.       Quantitative assessment of safety hazards with construction equipment


014603 – Engineering Economics

014606 – Introduction to Construction Management

014610 – Building Construction Methods

Reading Requirements

  • Peurifoy, R. L., Schexnayder, C. J., and Shapira, A. “Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods”, 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2006.
  • Shapira, A. “Equipment for Concrete Building Construction”, 2008.
  • E. G. Nawy, Editor, “Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook”, 2nd Ed., Ch. 19, CRC Press.

Contact Hours per Week

Lecture: 2 hours

Recitation: 1 hour