When you walk past a construction site, it's easy to wonder what different types of equipment is required for different types of projects. If you're not familiar with the different kinds of projects, or even the type of machinery used, it's difficult to keep track.
To help you out, we've listed the most common construction projects and the different categories of plant and equipment you could expect to see.
Road works encompass the maintenance or repair of roads and highways. There are three phases to road works, namely rough grading (or earthmoving), fine grading, and surfacing (which involves concrete, asphalt, gravel or any combination of the three). The following are some of the items needed for projects involving road works:
Infrastructure construction includes commercial and residential buildings, bridges and other developments. This kind of construction has a longer process, thus the list of plant and equipment needed to finish this kind of project is longer. Infrastructure construction is divided into three main phases which are earthworks phase, concreting phase and the structural phase. Each of the three phases require different kinds of machines, which are listed below:
Those with decades in the construction industry will know equipment requirements like the back of their hand. However, if you're just starting out, it will take a bit of time to fully familiarise yourself with all the project types and relevant machinery.
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Excavators are one of the most popular bits of gear on both mining and construction projects. Whether driving by a job site, or even operating the machine, most have seen excavators ranging from 0.5 tonnes all the way to over 500 tonnes.
When hiring equipment, suppliers will be required to present any applicable licenses and certifications. It's the responsibility of the supplier to be trained and licensed to operate the selected equipment. Often people are unsure as to what licenses and training needs to be completed in order to avoid liability. Here's a list of a few common construction works and their requirements.
Hiring a suitable excavator can be tough. From sourcing the right machine, to evaluating the right skills of the operator, finding the perfect supplier can take ages. PlantMiner and Solution Plant Hire, want to make finding your ideal excavator and/or operator a little bit easier with tips to ask prospective suppliers, and what to look for in their answers.
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