My husband and I had a hand in every element of building our new home. We worked with a very understanding and patient builder that allowed us to do as much work ourselves as possible. Unfortunately, there were several tasks that we could not handle on our own. These tasks required the use of heavy construction equipment. We watched as the construction crew dug the area for the foundation, used cranes to hoist different materials to the roof and several other things. If you are thinking about building a home of your own, you should learn about heavy construction equipment. You won't be able to do much without it.