Course code BūvZ3100

Credit points 2

Building Machnery

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation13.05.2014

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author Arhitektūras un būvniecības katedra

Juris Jurševskis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Arhi1025, Construction Graphics

Fizi2009, Physics

Course abstract

The aim of the subject: to gain the ability in technical manner of thinking, to introduce the schemes using in machinery, to master the technical literature. Students learn classification of building machinery, different types of drive system forms, their advantages and disadvantages, the principal machine diagrams, drawings and cuts. More attention is paid to the hydraulic and electro-mechanical devices and transmission, mechanized tools, concrete works machinery and hand tools, which can be used for the execution of the work, taking into account technological features.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge about classification of building machinery, different types of drive system forms, functioning and operating principles, operational specifics. Laboratory work defense. Examination.
• Skills to identify principled machine diagrams, drawings and cuts, on individual nodes and using profiles, see their advantages and disadvantages. Laboratory work defense. Examination.
• Competence in field of construction equipment options in construction machinery wide range of choices. Laboratory work defense. Examination.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Mechanical drive, its transmission types. Principles of electric drive, electric power supply, current parameters. 2. Hydraulic drive, pneumatic drive. Their elements, constructions, technical characteristics. 3. Structural types of construction machinery, their characteristics. Earth-moving machinery. 4 Laser automatic control systems. Hand tools for metalworking etc. works. 5. Concrete preparation units. Concrete mixing units. Continuous Concrete Mixers. Concrete pumps. 6. Transport, loading and unloading machinery. Continuous, transporting machines. 7. Road transport - its types. Rail, water, etc. modes of transport. 8. Finishing and dyeing machinery and equipment.

Requirements for awarding credit points

The student has developed and defended all the laboratory work in the required amount and quality in response to the questions asked by the lecturer;
• the student attended at least 75% of the lectures;
• The student has presented the records of the construction engineer created in the study process with concise notes on the topics acquired in the study course.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independently prepare the protocols of the laboratory work with theoretical justification, calculate the tasks on the topic of the work and prepare for the defense of the work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

There are 9 laboratory reports that are presented graphically and with task calculations, as well as the student's ability to defend them orally. The oral test successfully answers 3 questions about the removed substance.

Compulsory reading

1. Jurševskis J. Būvmašīnas. 2. papildinātais izdevums. Jelgava: Autora izdevums, 2013. 320 lpp.
2. Jurševskis J. Celtniecības, ceļu būves un ceļu uzturēšanas mašīnas. [Smiltene]: Smiltenes 29. arodvidusskola, 2006. 284 lpp.

Further reading

1. Dzelzītis E. Siltuma, gāzes un ūdens inženiersistēmu automatizācijas pamati. Rīga: Gandrs, 2005. 416 lpp. 2. Добронравов С.С. Строительные машины и оробудование. Спр. для строит. работников. Москва: Высшая школа, 1991. 455 с. 3. Добронравов С.С., Парфенов Е.П. Машины и механизмы для отделочных работ. Учебное пособие для строит. вузов. Москва: Высшая школа, 1989. 269 c.


Compulsory course in the 1st and 2nd level professional higher education study program “Civil Engineering”.