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)

Ed Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Heavy civil equipment is composed of many types of machines, brands, and models that serve different purposes all with the end goal of completing a job. With fuel prices being as high as they are, picking the right piece of equipment for a heavy civil job is critical. In order to do this, you must understand how each piece of equipment works in order to best utilize it. The focus for this course is the introduction and effective use of the primary pieces of heavy equipment used on job sites all over the country through the use of class discussion, presentations, and virtual simulators to give a closer look at what is being done on each heavy civil project. Being able to select between brands that offer similar pieces of equipment with different weight, fuel consumption, maintenance, and capacity is critical to successful completion of projects. This class will introduce simulator technology to give students a visual representation of each machine and a hands-on experience with how each piece of equipment works. By doing this, not only will interest in the heavy civil department grow, it will also better prepare students by giving them a more complete understanding of heavy civil and the machines used to complete the work. This project delivers a syllabus and schedule for a 15 week tech elective course meeting 4 hours per week.

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