Author: R.K. Filip (RKF Consult Ltd)
3 April 2017
First published: 3 April 2017
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R.K. Filip (RKF Consult Ltd)
This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.
Falsework is defined in BS 5975 as a temporary structure used to support a permanent structure while it is not self supporting. 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 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.