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Fully updated coverage of construction planning techniques and equipment technology
Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, Ninth Edition, follows in the footsteps of previous editions by laying out the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple, and concise format. The book discusses the latest technologies and capabilities and offers real-world applications. Examples and illustrations showcase the latest equipment models and end-of-chapter summaries and homework problems reinforce salient points. You will explore construction economics, earthwork, and soil and rock properties. Safety procedures and financial considerations are thoroughly explained in this comprehensive guide.
? The history of construction equipment
? Planning equipment utilization
? Equipment economics
? Operating costs
? Rent and lease considerations
? Planning for earthwork construction
? Soil and rock
? Compaction specifications
? Seismic and deflection testing
? Soil processing
? Current models of dozers, excavators, scrapers, and cranes
? And much more
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