Construction Equipment and Soils Mechanics

Construction Equipment and Soils Mechanics
Basic soil mechanics and subsurface construction theory and practice for foundations of building and engineered facilities. Underpinning, piling, dry and wet excavating, dewatering, cofferdams, caissons, and spread and strip foundations. Lecture, field trips.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining CFM 335
Course Outcomes


Understand basic soil properties, behavior and testing.

Earthwork Construction

Ability to determine quantity and costs associated with earthwork construction.


Understand the various types and uses of construction equipment.


Ability to develop the productivity rates and costs of equipment.

History & Ethics

Understand the history and ethics of civil construction.

Civil Construction

Understand and manage civil construction.


Assessment of the above learning outcomes is performed through instructor analysis of homework, exams, classroom observations, student feedback, and course evaluations.