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Course Name Construction Methods and Equipment
Course Code 18SC703
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Planning Process for Equipment and Methods; Cost of Owning and Operating Construction Equipment – Ownership cost, Depreciation, Operating cost, and Ownership and operating costs calculation methods; Equipment Life and Replacement Procedures – Physical, profit and economic life, Replacement analysis; Engineering Fundamentals of Moving Earth – Rolling resistance, Effect of grade on tractive effort, Effect of altitude on performance of IC engines; Earthmoving, Excavating, and Lifting Equipment Selection – Bulldozers, Front-end Loaders, Scrapers, Trucks, Excavators, Backhoes, Front shovels, Cranes, and Forklifts; Piles and Pile-Driving Equipment; Production of Crushed-stone Aggregate; Concreting Equipment; Asphalt Mix Production and Placement – Asphalt Plants, and Paving Equipment; Estimating and Optimizing Construction Equipment System Productivity – Scheduling Equipment intensive construction projects; Equipment Financing Decision – Financing methods, Rental and lease contract considerations.

Text Books

  • Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, R.L.Peurifoy, C.J. Schexnayder and A.Shapira, Tata McGraw – Hill Education, 2010.
  • Modern Construction and Ground Engineering Equipment and Methods, F. Harris, Second Edition, Longman, London, 1994.
  • Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, D.G. Gransberg, C.M. Popescu and R.C. Ryan, Estimators, and Owners, CRC Press, 2006.
  • Construction Equipment Guide, D.A. Day and N.B.H. Benjamin, Second Edition, Wiley, New Jersey, 1991.
  • Heavy Construction – Planning, Equipment and Methods, J. Singh, Third Edition, CRC Press, 2009.


‘Construction Methods and Equipment’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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