Construction Machinary

T.A.W.Weerasinghe | Con. Site Supervisor | November 20, 2017

Construction Tools and Machinery

College of Technology Colombo 10

Table of Contents
Importance of Tools and Equipment 1
Characteristics of suitable hand tools 1
Industry Structure 2
Construction Tools 3
Hoes 3
Glass Cutter 4
Wheelbarrow 4
Construction Equipment and Vehicle 5
Excavators 5
Backhoe 5
Loaders 6
Forklifts 6
Dump truck 6
Tractor 7
Vibrating Roller 7
Plate compactor 8
Dead weight Roller 8
Bulldozer 9
Grader 9
Scrapers 10
Drilling Machine 10
Concrete Mixer Machine 11
Trencher 11
Tipper/Dump Truck 11
Paver 12
Rollers 12
Crusher 12

Importance of Tools and Equipment

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trained operators and supervisory staff who are prof iciest in its operation and maintenance. Faulty equipment is a common reason for delays on construction sites. A major responsibility of the project management is to ensure that tools and equipment are maintained in a good condition and are readily available when required for the various work activities. When applying labor-based work methods, the use of hand tools supported with selected items of light equipment can produce results comparable with those achieved when using only heavy equipment. For ever y construction activity there is an optimum combination of equipment and labor. In order to utilize the equipment and labor in the most effective way, the use of equipment needs to be carefully coordinated with the output of the work gangs. For certain construction activities, particularly hauling of materials and compaction, high labor productivity and good quality of work may be difficult to achieve using only ...

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way of using the hoe is when the workers can stand slightly below the level being excavated. As it is commonly found and used in farming communities, its use is well known among the workers and would normally not need any instruction in how it is effectively used.

Glass Cutter

The grass cutter, or slashes, is a simple and inexpensive tool used for trimming light grass. It consists of a metal strip 50mm wide and 3mm thick. The bottom 20cm is cranked and sharpened on both sides. The slashed therefore cuts when swinging it in both directions, and can be held alternately with both hands. The top end of the blade is fitted with a wooden handle, riveted on to the metal ...

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