Author: J. Tod (Tony Gee & Partners)
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.
The permanent works designer (PWD) has a major influence on the temporary works and can, for example: eliminate temporary works, e.g. through the use of steel decking rather than timber falsework minimise the use of temporary works, e.g. by using the permanent capping beam as a waling in basement construction design the permanent works so that simple temporary works solutions can be used.
Well-designed and well-executed temporary works solutions can lead to big cost savings, while providing a safe and efficient environment for the permanent works to be built. This is particularly the case with below-ground temporary works, where there are a great many challenges to be faced by a temporary works designer.
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.