The study of the materials, methods and techniques used in site work, highway, utility, and other heavy construction projects. The primary emphasis is construction equipment selection, production calculations, and material handling. Topics will include site layout, aggregates and soils classifications, earthmoving basics, cranes and lifting equipment, concrete and asphalt production and paving. The study of the methods and techniques used in blueprint reading for heavy, highway, and site construction. The laboratory will cover the use of construction drawings, scales, orthographic views, symbols, sections, and graphical interpretation, specific to the heavy and highway construction industry to include topographic maps, profiles, engineering scales, and cross sections. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: CIT 122 or permission of instructor.
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Spring Semester 2014