Author: D. McBride (Robert Bird Group)
3 July 2017
D. McBride (Robert Bird Group)
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. The considerations listed are intended to aid permanent works design engineers in their understanding of the type of questions that need to be asked during the early stages of design.
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.
Site hoarding is a temporary structure erected around the perimeter of construction sites to prevent any unauthorised person gaining access. Hoarding can be erected using a modular system or be a bespoke installation. This article provides an introduction to the design of conventional timber hoardings using plywood sheets.
This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.