Chapter 1: Machines Make it Possible Chapter 2: Equipment Economics Chapter 3: Planning for Earthwork Construction Chapter 4: Soil and Rock Chapter 5: Compaction and Stabilization Equipment Chapter 6: Mobile Equipment Power Requirements Chapter 7: Dozers Chapter 8: Scrapers Chapter 9: Excavators Chapter 10: Trucks and Hauling Equipment Chapter 11: Finishing Equipment Chapter 12: Drilling Rock and Earth Chapter 13: Blasting Rock Chapter 14: Aggregate Production Chapter 15: Asphalt Mix Production and Placement Chapter 16: Concrete and Concrete Equipment Chapter 17: Cranes Chapter 18: Piles and Pile-Driving Equipment Chapter 19: Air Compressors and Pumps Chapter 20: Forming Systems Chapter 21: Planning for Building Construction Appendix A - Alphabetical List of Units with Their SI Names and Conversion Factors Appendix B - Selected English-to-SI Conversion Factors Appendix C - Selected U.S. Customary (English) Unit Equivalents Appendix D - Selected Metric Unit Equivalents Index
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.