Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 11: Temporary works associated with precast concrete bridge beam const

Author: C. Bennion (Kier Group)

Date published

2 May 2017

Price

Free

Access Resource
Back to Previous

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 11: Temporary works associated with precast concrete bridge beam const

The Structural Engineer
Author

C. Bennion (Kier Group)

Date published

2 May 2017

Author

C. Bennion (Kier Group)

Price

Free

Access Resource

Current highway bridge designs in the UK tend to favour either composite steel girders with a precast or in situ concrete deck for long spans, or precast concrete beams with an in situ concrete deck for spans of less than 40m. Relatively few bridge decks are nowadays cast in situ on a birdcage scaffold or spanning falsework structure.


This article considers temporary works, in particular the use of temporary supports, to precast concrete bridge beams during deck construction.


The article is aimed at permanent works designers involved with the design elements of this form of construction, as well as civil and structural engineering undergraduate students.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
5
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Temporary Works Toolkit Technical Issue 5

Related Resources & Events

The Structural Engineer
<h4>Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 6: Backpropping of flat slabs – design issues and worked examples</h4>

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 6: Backpropping of flat slabs – design issues and worked examples

Last month’s article in the series covered the theory and detailed methods recommended for calculating backpropping loads. This article continues by discussing some of the design issues and preconceptions related to backpropping, and gives worked examples.

Date ‐ 3 January 2017
Author ‐ P. Pallett
Price ‐ Free
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs</h4>

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs

This article explains the theory and background to backpropping and gives advice on the methods recommended to be adopted for backpropping calculations. It looks at the physics involved and how engineers and designers can mitigate damage to concrete slabs during construction.

Date ‐ 1 December 2016
Author ‐ P. Pallett (Pallett TemporaryWorks Ltd)
Price ‐ Free
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 13: The importance of understanding construction methodology</h4>

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 13: The importance of understanding construction methodology

A structure in its permanent state cannot be ‘wished into place’. Appropriate consideration must be given to construction methodology so that permanent works can be optimised, temporary works minimised and trade interfaces simplified. This article presents a list of general, high-level considerations that relate to construction methodology and optimisation of temporary/permanent works, with a number of examples provided.

Date ‐ 3 July 2017
Author ‐ D. McBride (Robert Bird Group)
Price ‐ Free