Construction Equipment Executive Institute

Learn the fundamentals of fleet management from our collection of articles and videos. The best in asset management for the construction equipment professional.

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Maximizing the productivity and cost effectiveness of construction equipment is the foremost objective of maintenance managers. To reduce unscheduled downtime and cost, they use a sophisticated preventive maintenance program tailored to maximize the efficiency of each type and class of equipment…
Equipment managers must often identify future staffing and facility needs in response to changes in organizational structure, direction, and contract volume that alter the overall size, composition, and maintenance requirements of the fleet. By calculating the maintenance repair factor (MRF) and…
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If you manage equipment, no matter what your company title, you have metrics that you consider the most important. My top three are utilization, downtime and cost per hour. For the most part, I don't care how you define them or measure them; as long as you stay with whatever method you choose.…

Every now and then, you must be controversial and address a subject where your beliefs run counter to common practice. Overhead and overhead-cost recovery is one of these subjects.

The controversy has its roots in the difference between a dealer's shop and a contractor's shop. These are…

This sample equipment account will help analyze the variables within the overall account.

Mike Vorster David H. Burrows Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at Virginia Tech. See ConstructionEquipment.com for full archives of “…

A balance sheet is one of two standardized financial reports produced on a regular basis. It provides information used by professionals in the financial community to analyze company performance and see how the company uses its available financial resources. Equipment plays an important part in…

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