Quincy Compressor has released the e-book “Industrial Construction: A Comprehensive Guide to the Heavy Equipment and Tools of the Trade,” and I found it a pretty interesting industrial construction introduction. With all the available content on the web, this was a rare find for a niche market.
The e-book explains a range of equipment used in industrial construction, explores how the equipment operates, logically analyses their respective advantages and disadvantages, and determines their suitability for various projects and scenarios within them.
One of the major trends in the industry this year is further collaborative efforts on projects, meaning the days of design-bid-build domination seem to be coming to an end. With that in mind, the information in this guide is presented in a way that is multi-disciplinary in that it addresses questions about equipment that applies to structural engineers, civil engineers, heavy machinery operators and project managers. It is easy to understand while going into some depth. It gives food for thought to leaders in the industry given the increasing focus on how to choose the right equipment.
While the choice and use of equipment will depend on the scale and end-use of a project, choosing fit-for-purpose equipment determines most if not all of your objectives including how to improve energy-efficiency, reduce costs and remain vigilant about onsite safety.
Heavy equipment is used in most major projects from residential housing to highway development to the construction of dams, and what’s more, we see the same pieces used again and again. The e-book has six chapters, each one details the nuances of each category of equipment.
The construction industry is becoming more competitive and contractors expect a rise in material costs after a significant period of relative stability. Couple that with the labor shortage and it is more important than ever to keep costs low. Ensuring the basics of heavy equipment knowledge is consistent amongst you and your team will defend against inefficient transportation choices, ensure project appropriate onsite equipment, and keep every onsite healthy and in the know.