Do you find yourself stopping to watch any time you pass by a major construction site, imagining yourself operating that tower crane, or sitting in the cab of that bulldozer? Sure, all that equipment looks cool from a distance, but do you known what each of these machines actually does? If you consider yourself a construction site expert, you might have what it takes to ace this quiz.
It wasn't all that long ago that all it took to build a house or store was a stock of lumber, some basic hand tools and a few strong backs. While it's certainly possible to build things the old-fashioned way, there are plenty of good reasons why the amount of equipment on the average construction site has increased dramatically over the past century.
Not only is it much easier and faster to construct a building using modern equipment, but it's also a whole lot safer - assuming all that equipment is used properly, that is. Cranes, excavators and other machines let buildings soar to new heights and make it possible to clear heavy boulders, bore through mountains or dig through tough soil that would have once served as an impenetrable obstacle.
Now that you know why all this new construction equipment matters, do you think you can tell one machine from another? Take our quiz to find out.