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108 Construction Equipment and Methods class is one of our civil construction management courses online and part of the Certificate in Construction Project Management which introduces the student to construction equipment and selected heavy civil construction methods. This includes economy, selection, and productivity of common construction equipment and construction procedures for heavy civil construction and site development.

The course will cover an introduction to equipment economics and utilization, determining earthwork quantities, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earth moving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment, cranes, compressors, pumps and much more. In studying construction management online students will learn the how and the whys of construction equipment selection.

Students can enjoy taking this and other civil construction management courses online, from anywhere. This course requires students to utilize their critical thinking skills, mathematical skills, and develop a problem solving approach, all part of studying construction management online.


A self paced course can be started at any time. You must complete the course within 10 weeks but you can work through the course as quickly as you like.

There are no weekly goals and no interaction with other students. Please check your inbox to read additional information in your welcome email.


By the end of 108 Construction Equipment and Methods, one of four civil construction management courses online, you will:

Become familiar with construction equipment and their capabilities

Learn how to best utilize construction equipment on site work and heavy civil projects

Understand standard terminology, designations, sizes, and gradations of equipment

Properly select heavy equipment based on applications, utilization, productivity, and other factors

Understand the elements of equipment cost and evaluate investment alternatives

Utilize the CAT Handbook to determine production rates for heavy equipment

Develop a basic understanding of unit price and earthwork quantities

Demonstrate awareness of construction safety related to earth moving operations

Describe the characteristics of heavy civil construction projects

Develop a structured estimating process in unit price estimating

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It is important that you keep up with the class and do not fall behind. Students who are deliberate and diligent with their studies will have an easier time achieving success in any course in the construction certificate programs or any building construction class in which you register.

Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class but the reading assignments will be made available in advance. Modules will become available on dates posted on the course calendar.


Graded assignments will consist of one homework, one quiz and participation in at least two class discussions for each module. Each quiz will count 10 points, each homework 10 points, and class discussions will count 10 points per module. Students should provide at least 4 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.

Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet and can keep track of how you are doing at all times.
Your overall grade in this civil construction management course online will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.

The grading scale is as follows:


270 to 304 points


240 to 269 points


210 to 239 points


180 to 209 points


Anything less will be considered an unauthorized withdrawal from the course

You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module. 


Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods: Robert L. Peurifoy, Clifford J. Schexnayder, Robert L. Schmitt, and Aviad Shapira, 9th Edition. (ISBN 978-0-07-296420-2

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