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Last edited 09 Mar 2017
A wide range of equipment may be used to construct a building.
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'.
- Bituminous mixing and laying plant.
- Cherry pickers.
- Compressed air plant.
- Concreting plant.
- Earth-moving plant.
- Forklift truck.
- Lifting devices.
- Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP’s).
- Pallet jack.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Piling equipment.
- Power floats.
- Pumps and dewatering equipment.
- Road sweepers.
- Rubble chute.
- Surveying instruments.
- Trenching equipment.
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