College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Jason Hailer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


With the construction industry constantly changing, the environmental impacts of greenhouses gases have become a huge concern. Many contractors are adapting and switching over to hybrid powered systems to allow for more energy saving methods for heavy equipment, an increase in productivity, and efficient construction equipment that comply with emission regulations. The goal for this paper is to analyze the feasibility of heavy civil construction companies switching over from conventional diesel-powered wheel loaders to hybrid wheel loaders. Due to the competitive and saturated market in roadwork construction, many contractors have already begun to invest into hybrid systems. This provides cost savings in fuel efficiency and operating costs over the conventional fueled loaders. Qualitative research was conducted for this report through semi-structured personal interviews with heavy equipment experts, and the usage of primary and secondary sources. Although the switch to operating with a hybrid system it will potential have a higher up-front cost, it will have fewer operating costs and environmental impacts in the future.

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