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Last edited 09 Mar 2023
Very broadly, the term ‘equipment’ generally refers to a set of tools used for a single purpose. This is as opposed to individual tools, which are instruments that are generally used by hand or plant which refers to pieces of heavy machinery.
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However, Civil Engineering Procedure, 7th edition, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers defines 'contractor's equipment' much more broadly as '...things used by the contractor to construct the works, but not materials or things forming part of the permanent works'.
- Back actor.
- Bituminous mixing and laying plant.
- Cherry pickers.
- Compressed air plant.
- Concreting plant.
- Construction staples.
- Earth-moving plant.
- Equipment supply.
- Forklift truck.
- Lifting devices.
- Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
- Pallet jack.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Piling equipment.
- Power floats.
- Pumps and dewatering equipment.
- Road sweepers.
- Rubble chute.
- Surveying instruments.
- Trenching equipment.
- Types of bolts.
- Types of nails.
- Types of nuts.
- Types of screws.
RICS Valuation – Global Standards, Effective from 31 January 2022, Published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in November 2021, suggests that:
- Blocked concrete delivery pumps.
- Civil Engineering Procedure.
- Compact construction equipment.
- Construction plant.
- Construction tools.
- Demolition grapple market trends.
- Driving and riding safely for work.
- Institution of Civil Engineers.
- Stationary pump skills.
- Temporary works.
- Tool theft.
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