Construction Equipment Executive Institute

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Fluid contamination causes millions of dollars in unnecessary repair expense each year. It slowly attacks components as fluids flow through the various systems invisible to operators and maintenance personnel. It is one of the leading causes of unscheduled downtime and can result in a loss of…
The availability of equipment technicians continues to decline, rapidly intensifying the need to address recruitment, advancement, and retention of mechanically talented men and women to fill the void. Many journeyman technicians with decades of knowledge and experience are contemplating retirement…
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Last month we discussed the need to know how equipment-related transactions flow through the organization and detailed a process for operating costs. We introduced a diagram of how charges flow from the job accounts to the…

You have heard what people say: If you want to know how something works, just follow the money. Equipment management is no different, and it is useful to trace the flow of funds through an organization in order to understand and communicate how things work.

This is the first of two…

A construction company is an exciting place to work. Every day is different, and change seems to be the only constant.

All this excitement, change, and turbulence comes about because construction companies continuously bid for, build, and complete unique projects: discrete well-defined…

"What must we do to be a world-class equipment-management organization?” It is a question you should ask yourself, and it is a question you should be prepared to answer.

Your answer can be long and complicated, or it can be so broad as to be of no value. Here are four critical success…

Much time is taken to define and measure what is spent on maintenance. But how much time is spent to define and measure what is returned or, even, what to expect in return?

An equipment executive expects compliments for looking after the company’s assets. They expect longer lives and…

The best thing about my job is that it gives me an opportunity to spend time with the best and the brightest in our business, work on real problems, and, one way or the other, come up with a solution. These articles—this is No. 145 stretching back to October 2003—are the result of being able to…

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