CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACHDept. of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering ManagementSPRING 2013Course: CEM 425 – Earthwork & Civil Work Construction PracticeInstructor:T. Shehab, Ph.D.Office:VEC 309Phone:562-985-1643Email:[email protected]Office hours:12:00 – 2:00 (Tue.) or by appointmentClass times:2:00PM – 4:50 PM (Tue.)Class location:EN2 105Course description:Fundamentals of earthmoving operations, including volume calculation andmass diagrams, soil protection and dewatering systems, volume changecharacteristics 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 projects2.Select dewatering systems3.Select soil supporting systems4.Calculate productivity of construction equipment5.Rock excavation techniquesMethods of instruction:1.Lecture sessions2.ActivityTextbook:1 Nunnally, S. (2007). Managing Construction Equipment. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey.2- HandoutsReferences: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.