• What are the different types of plant machinery?

    If you work in the construction industry, chances are you would benefit from investing in plant machinery and equipment, such as excavators, cranes and dumpers, to enable your staff to work more effectively. But with a wide range of machinery, all designed to carry out specific jobs, it can be difficult to know which is best suited for your purposes and environment. Have a read through our

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  • Safety measures at construction sites

    Jul 24, 2020For example, a part of a construction site where workers regularly use loud equipment might have signs telling people to insert ear protection before entering it. Alternatively, an area of high traffic from heavy machinery might have speed limit signs or ones that tell pedestrians to stay alert.

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  • CHAPTER 4 COST OF CONSTRUCTION LABOR AND

    Eleven: Start the quantities takeoff for the category of construction work selected to be done in house (most often site work, foundations, and concrete work). When taking off quantities, break each item down by size, type of material, and workmanship. Also list the type of construction equipment

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  • COMMON DEFINITIONS FOR MAINTENANCE AND

    replace a facility or item of equipment at existing size and functional capability. This includes current costs for overhead, planning/design, construction, and construction management. Alternatively, it is the standard estimate for a Government-purchased replacement of like capability.

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  • Construction Site Accidents Causes And Safety Tips

    11- Struck-by accidents. Motor vehicles are common on construction sites. A construction worker is at risk of being struck by a motor vehicle or piece of machinery while working on a construction site. 12- Caught-between accidents. A limb or an entire person may get caught by a piece of equipment or crushed by the debris of a construction accident.

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  • Robotics and automated systems in construction

    Nov 01, 2019The types of automation and robotic technologies for construction can be grouped in four general categories (see Table 1): (1) Off-site prefabrication systems, (2) On-site automated and robotic systems, (3) Drones and autonomous vehicles, and (4) Exoskeletons.The first construction robots were developed in Japan to increase the quality of building components for modular homes [].

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  • Accidents and Behaviour

    1. The first of these approaches, behaviour-based safety, focuses on the identification and modification of critical safety behaviours. This is a focused approach using the above method/sequence to classify behaviours which led or might lead to errors, regardless of whether accidents ultimately resulted.

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  • TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Once on site, equipment requires trained operators and supervisory staff who are proficient in its operation and maintenance. Faulty equipment is a common reason for delays on construction sites. A major responsibility of the project management is to ensure that tools and equipment are maintained in a good condition and are readily available

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  • Five common construction problems and solutions

    Sep 04, 2017The construction project management should have people with proper management skills that will ensure the success of the project according to the schedule. Financial problems. You may have payments due for the employees, vendors, equipment renters and suppliers yet the amount for you is due on project completion.

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  • Common Hazards Found on Construction Sites

    Some of the most common types of safety hazards found on construction sites include: Conditions that could cause trips or falls on walking surfaces, such as water or cords across flooring or uneven surfaces. Moving objects including vehicles, construction machinery and overhead lifting equipment.

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  • 6 Causes of Cost Overruns in Construction Projects

    Apr 03, 20205. Poor Site Management. Design integrity, equipment condition, and quality control are just a few of the many aspects of a project that need to be kept on track during construction. Unfortunately, this does not always go as planned leading to severe cost overruns in construction projects.

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  • Environmental Impacts of Construction Projects + the

    Jan 13, 2017Construction projects around the world have a significant impact on our environment, both on a local and a global scale. Every stage of the construction process has a measurable environmental impact: the mining processes used to source materials, the transportation of these materials to the building site from sources around the world, the construction process itself and the

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  • 3 Technical Issues

    Heavy equipment is usually large and bulky, thus requiring wider halls and doors and comers with a wide turning radius. If such equipment is kept in a designated area, then standard-dimension halls and doors can be used in the remainder of a laboratory building for a saving of space and construction costs.

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  • 5 Effective Strategies to Manage Construction Equipment

    Nov 02, 2021Checking your construction equipment after each use is critical to know whether it is still in good condition and can be used for future projects. Your machines may look fine after returning from the construction site, but they may experience performance degradation or invisible damage.

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  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction

    IMG_7650.jpg. Required personnel protection equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times when on construction or renovation sites at Princeton University. At a minimum, each employee is required to wear a hard hat and safety glasses. High visibility safety vests with reflective striping are required when employees are exposed to vehicular traffic.

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  • Land Clearing and Grubbing; Part of the Site Development

    Mar 17, 2016Grubbing is the uprooting and removal of roots and stumps. Stripping is the removal and disposal of unwanted topsoil and sod. Clearing, grubbing, and stripping are accomplished by using heavy engineering equipment. Hand-or power-felling equipment, explosives, and fire are also used. Factors that determine which method to use are: the acreage to

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  • Risk assessment of the job tasks for heavy equipment

    heavy equipment operators to analyze work posture. Two heavy equipment operators per heavy equipment type in each company were observed for both horizontal and vertical operations. Videos and pictures were used in the assessment. Interviews and actual observations during operation were done in the construction site.

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  • Moving Plant on Construction Sites: Code of Practice

    (b) moves on or around the construction site, enters or leaves the site, or moves past the site (c) includes road vehicles. Note: this definition has been adopted for the purposes of this code of practice. This includes items such as earthmoving machinery and trucks. plant includes any machinery, equipment or appliance.

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  • Heavy Equipment Construction Safety Tips

    Mar 16, 2017Heavy equipment is a necessity on nearly every construction project. Unfortunately, they can be extremely dangerous when not used properly. Rollovers, struck by accidents and caught in or between accidents are common ways workers can be injured when working on or near heavy equipment.

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  • The impact and opportunities of automation in construction

    Dec 01, 2019The first is automation of what are considered traditional physical tasks on-site—for instance, robots laying bricks and machines paving roads. The second opportunity comes from the automation of modular construction—or rather production—in factories, including 3-D of components such as facades.

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  • How Does Construction Impact the Environment?

    Jun 21, 2017According to new research by construction blog Bimhow, the construction sector contributes to 23% of air pollution, 50% of the climatic change, 40% of drinking water pollution, and 50% of landfill wastes. In separate research by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the construction industry accounts for 40% of worldwide energy usage, with

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  • 10 Factors That Affect Construction Quality Management–And

    Apr 10, 2019Creating a Strategy to Improve Construction Quality Management. Every contractor and construction firm has the intention to offer the best quality services, but many obstacles can pop up along the way to interrupt these plans.A single mistake is all it takes to trigger a series of events that can lead to expensive rework and more serious penalties if the structure's safety is compromised.

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  • 10 neglected construction safety concerns

    Jun 30, 2008Hard hats, eye, ear and hand protection, earplugs and other protective equipment provide protection from falling objects, head injuries, sparks, dust/fragments and burns. Unfortunately, many workers choose to forgo this level of protection due to discomfort or disinterest. In response to this issue, many safety distributors now offer a range of

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  • Construction Planning, Equipment, CHAPTER TRUCKS AND

    project sites, where their size and costs are justified. CHAPTER 10. TRUCKS AND HAULING EQUIPMENT ENCE 420 Assakkaf Slide No. 5 TRUCKS CLASSIFICATIONTRUCKS CLASSIFICATION Trucks may be classified according to a number of factors including: 1. The size and type of engine-gasoline, diesel, butane, propane 2. The number of gears. 3.

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  • Top 7 Innovations That Aim to Improve Construction Site

    Oct 17, 2018No matter how hard construction companies work to keep their employees safe, construction sites remain inherently hazardous environments. The various heavy machinery and equipment, power tools, countless workers, and structures usually pose life-threating challenges that both the site workers and the stakeholders in the construction industry must deal with to enhance construction

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  • (PDF) Causes of accidents at construction sites

    The other top ten causes of construction accidents found are related to failure to obey work procedure (104), work at high elevation (101), equipment without safety devices (100), poor site management (99), harsh work operation (99), low level of workers' knowledge and skills (97), incorrect work procedure (95), attitude of the workers (95

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  • ALLIANZ GLOBAL CORPORATE SPECIALTY

    CONSTRUCTION SITES • Theft of equipment and/or tools • Theft of fuel • Theft of materials from the site or off-site project storage areas • Vandalism • Arson • Breaches of security into existing buildings or partially completed project areas. • Robbery of or attacks on construction workers

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  • machinery and equipment safety – an introduction

    • machinery and equipment with moving parts that can reach people such as booms or mechanical appendages (arms) • mobile machinery and equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, earth moving equipment, operated in areas where people may gain access. Common mechanical hazards and associated risks for machinery and equipment are shown below.

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  • HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING

    equipment, fire and exposure to live cables. In Tanzania, construction sites havebeen ranked problems at construction sites in Tanzania has been a challenge for a long time. To address the aforementioned issue, riskassessment, communication and control has been

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  • Chapter 9 Class Problem.docx

    Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9 - Pricing Construction Equipment Class Problem 10 points Show your calculations with your answers to the following problems.1. Calculate the ownership cost per hour for a motor grader powered by a 190-hp. gasoline engine based on the following data: ENGINE: OPERATING FACTOR: PURCHASE PRICE: FREIGHT CHARGES: ESTIMATED SALVAGE VALUE:

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