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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management SPRING 2013 Course: CEM 425 – Earthwork & Civil Work Construction Practice Instructor: T. Shehab, Ph.D. Office: VEC 309 Phone: 562-985-1643 Email: [email protected] Office hours: 12:00 – 2:00 (Tue.) or by appointment Class times: 2:00PM – 4:50 PM (Tue.) Class location: EN2 105 Course description: Fundamentals of earthmoving operations, including volume calculation and mass diagrams, soil protection and dewatering systems, volume change characteristics and fundamentals of moving earth, equipment selection, management and economics. (Lecture-Discussion 1 hr, activity 2 hrs). Letter grade only (A-F). Prerequisite: CEM 324, CE 406. Introduction: Study of soil protection and dewatering systems. The course also exposes students to methods of volume calculations. Students will learn the use and applications of earthmoving equipment and how to estimate their hourly production. Course objectives: After successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Perform quantity takeoff of heavy construction projects 2. Select dewatering systems 3. Select soil supporting systems 4. Calculate productivity of construction equipment 5. Rock excavation techniques Methods of instruction: 1. Lecture sessions 2. Activity Textbook: 1 Nunnally, S. (2007). Managing Construction Equipment. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 2- Handouts References: 1.Andres, G. and Smith, R. (1998), Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction. Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 2.Harris, F. (1994). Modern construction and Ground Engineering: Equipment and Methods. Longman Scientific and Technical. England.

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