Civil engineering projects involve the handling of large volumes of earth. Unlike building construction they are usually capital intensive, thus involving the use of many types and varieties of equipment. Success is often dependent on how well the various equipment, which often compete amongst themslves are deployed and the method(s) employed in construction. 

This courses introduces the students to the various types of heavy construction equipment utilized in various civil engineering project, their peculiar/distinguishing features and their best operating conditions. it also highlights the conditions that affect the performance of these equipment and guides the students on how to make choices among competing equipment types.