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Heavy Equipment in Construction CMGT 7211

Construction Management - CMGT Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. 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.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of CMGT 7211 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90644


Wed Jan 03 - Wed Mar 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90644
  • Domestic fees $689.65
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 20 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402

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Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Pre-requisite CMGT 7190 (or CMGT 7100 & 7110) must be completed before this course. To request permission send your student ID to .

In Progress

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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:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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