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Heavy Equipment in Construction CMGT 7211

Construction Management - CMGT Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Heavy equipment and the tasks they perform are often the highest risk factors to project schedules and budgets. This course will provide students with tools and techniques used to analyze and evaluate project plans around the use of construction equipment on their projects. Course content is divided into two sections. In the first section, Equipment Management Plans & Principles students will review the basic factors around earthworks, site plan specifications and scopes of work in relation to planning for heavy equipment on project sites. The second section, Equipment Facts & Fundamentals, will investigate specific machine operations and the considerations to on-site production estimating. The ability to accurately calculate production and machine rates provide construction managers the opportunity to ensure schedules and budgets are within reason and to identify potential risk factors early on. Understanding the comprehensive nature of managing heavy equipment on project sites, of all sizes, is critical to maintaining schedules and costs on earthwork projects.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe earthworks and the related scopes of work.
  • Prepare competitive machine rates that are all-inclusive.
  • Differentiate between machines, the machine parts, its intended use, and secondary applications.
  • Justify a recommendation for a machine based on a cost analysis of ownership and operating costs.
  • Develop a schedule and cost estimate for specific machine(s) and scope of work.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Heavy Equipment in Construction (CMGT 7211) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Management
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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