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Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods
Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods


 
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The Eighth Edition of Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods follows in the footsteps of the previous editions by providing the reader with the fundamentals of machine utilization and production estimating in a logical, simple and concise format.

Our text features expanded coverage of building in today's global environment. Hundreds of photos and illustrations are included to make this dynamic text even more accessible to both students and professionals. In addition, since technology is constantly evolving, this text provides an understanding of machine capabilities and how to properly apply those capabilities to construction challenges.

This text is aimed at supporting a basic undergraduate construction equipment course that is part of an engineering curriculum. It is also applicable to graduate equipment courses.

About the Authors

Robert L. Peurifoy was Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.

Cliff Schexnayder (Tempe, AZ) Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Del Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University.

Aviad Shapira (Haifa, Israel) Associate Professor at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Robert L. Schmitt is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville Campus. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dr. Schmitt has a combined 20 years of construction industry practice, research, and teaching experience. He has managed field-based research projects ranging from determining materials testing and inspection levels on highway construction projects, to improving productivity of field construction operations. He has taught a range of construction engineering courses for 10 years, including project management, costs & estimates, construction equipment, design of construction operations, engineering economic analysis, and senior-level capstone design.

Dr. Schmitt is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, and educational member of Associated General Contractors of America. He has been a registered professional engineer for 15 years.


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