Temporary works can also be costly. Focusing on the simplest looking permanent works scheme might not produce the cheapest scheme overall once the cost of the temporary works has been taken into account.
The permanent works designer (PWD) has a major influence on the temporary works and can, for example:
- eliminate temporary works, e.g. through the use of steel decking rather than timber falsework<br>
- minimise the use of temporary works, e.g. by using the permanent capping beam as a waling in basement construction<br>
- design the permanent works so that simple temporary works solutions can be used.
This article will look at three examples in more detail, including of permanent works in the temporary condition; in each case, references for further reading are given.