Civil construction work is related to the construction of public structures that include water reservoirs, sewer systems, roads, railways, dams, bridges, airports, public offices or buildings, etc. Such work involves digging into the ground, which means moving large quantities of rubble or earth. Here's what you need to know about earthmoving and civil work.
Civil work is provided by the government through tenders. You can come across a bridge construction project tender, road construction project tender, rail construction project tender, dam construction project tender, etc. If you have a company that specialises in road construction, you can apply for the road construction project tender. On the other hand, if you have a company that specialises in building dams, you can apply for the dam construction project tender.
As indicated above, construction work requires earthmoving (moving large quantities of rubble or earth); this means that when you are applying for a civil construction work project, you should be capable of doing earthmoving work and have access to earthmoving equipment.
Different construction projects (water reservoirs, sewer systems, roads, railways, etc.) might need different pieces of equipment. For example, you might need trenchers to build trenches and bulldozers to build roads.
You may also come across some pieces of equipment that are common to almost all types of construction work, such as excavators and dump trucks. Other pieces of equipment you may need include scrapers, backhoe loaders, skid-steer loaders, crawler loaders, etc.
The pieces of equipment mentioned above are expensive; therefore, most construction companies rely on hiring them.
Hiring Earthmoving Equipment
As a construction company, you do not want a construction project to fail or get stalled, especially if you win a tender. Therefore, you should consider several things before hiring earthmoving equipment.
Ensure that the earthmoving equipment you want to hire has a service schedule, is up-to-date, meets your construction needs and can operate safely and effectively on your construction site. You should also read the hire agreement to find out what you might be liable for and what happens if you encounter a problem.
It is always a good idea to use an earthmoving equipment expert when hiring earthmoving equipment; this way, you won't go wrong.
These contractors include everyone involved in earthmoving work, from planning and design specialists to hands-on operators. Each specialist should hold the relevant qualifications and licenses and should be in a position to carry out work as per the occupational safety and health requirements.
To learn more, contact a resource like Penderbrae Earthmoving & Excavation.