Author: A. Jones (RMD Kwikform Ltd)
20 November 2017
First published: 20 November 2017
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A. Jones (RMD Kwikform Ltd)
This article focuses on the use of proprietary equipment for the support of fresh concrete to horizontal surfaces. The principles and methods described are broadly applicable to all falsework.
This Technical Guidance Note addresses the design of timber elements that are unrestrained against lateral torsional buckling. It explains how such beams are analysed and designed. The impact of notching the supports of beams is also considered with respect to the shear capacity of the beam.
For clarity and brevity, this note only covers solid and glued laminated (glulam) timber elements; compound and composite beams, such as flitch beams, are not considered. The connections within timber frame assemblies will be addressed in a future note.
Readers should also be aware that this note forms part of a trio of Technical Guidance Notes leading to the design of bespoke timber trusses – assemblies made from unrestrained timber beams and posts. Notes on the design of timber posts and bespoke timber trusses will follow later in the series.
This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.
This article provides a brief introduction to some of the construction techniques of lifting, moving and jacking that may be needed to build more challenging permanent works, particularly when installing large or heavy prefabricated elements. The article discusses cranes, self-propelled modular transporters, slides and launches, and jacking.