Author: J. Tod (Tony Gee & Partners)
1 August 2017
First published: 1 August 2017
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J. Tod (Tony Gee & Partners)
The article discusses cranes, self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), slides and launches, and jacking, with the pros and cons of each technique considered.
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.
Many construction projects which involve partial or whole demolition, refurbishment, or working in close proximity to other buildings or structures are likely to require some form of temporary works. This may include: propping, needling, shoring, facade retention, crash decks, weather protection, temporary screens (to control noise or dust), etc. This article focuses on propping and needling.