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The Temporary Works Toolkit is a series of articles aimed primarily at assisting the permanent works designer with temporary works issues.

Buildability – sometimes referred to now as 'construction method engineering' – is not a new concept and one always recognised as vital to the realisation of one’s ideas; it ought to be at the forefront of an engineer’s mind.

The series is ongoing. Parts 1-19 are currently free to access.

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TWF

The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) aims to encourage open discussion of any matter related to temporary works.

Articles in this series

The Structural Engineer

The 'Temporary Works Toolkit' will describe the issues and current practice in temporary works and construction method engineering.

Publish Date ‐ 3 October 2016

The Structural Engineer

Tim Lohmann of the Temporary Works Forum introduces this new series and summarises some key differences from permanent works.

Publish Date ‐ 3 October 2016

The Structural Engineer

In the second part of the series, John Carpenter examines the impact of CDM 2015 and temporary works on permanent works design.

Publish Date ‐ 1 November 2016

The Structural Engineer

This article looks three examples of using a permanent works designer in temporary works.

Publish Date ‐ 1 November 2016

The Structural Engineer

This article explains the theory and background to backpropping and gives advice on the methods recommended to be adopted for backpropping calculations. 

Publish Date ‐ 1 December 2016

The Structural Engineer

Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, describes common reasons for temporary works failures, illustrating the risks with a number of examples.

Publish Date ‐ 3 January 2017

The Structural Engineer

This article discusses some of the design issues and preconceptions related to backpropping, and gives worked examples.

Publish Date ‐ 3 January 2017

The Structural Engineer

This article explores temporary works in relations to deep excavations, and the various challenges that come with it. 

Publish Date ‐ 1 February 2017

The Structural Engineer

In the second of two articles examining temporary works failures, Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, considers why failures occur and what steps can be taken to reduce the risk of catastrophic events.

Publish Date ‐ 1 February 2017

The Structural Engineer

John Banks examines the role of principal designer under CDM 2015 and discusses how this relates to temporary works design on a project.

Publish Date ‐ 1 March 2017

The Structural Engineer

This article focuses on propping and needling in relation to temporary works for demolitions, refurbishments and close proximity work. 

Publish Date ‐ 3 April 2017

The Structural Engineer

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

Publish Date ‐ 2 May 2017

The Structural Engineer

Stephen Thomas, Graham Richardson and David Fletcher of OGI Groundwater Specialists provide an introduction to groundwater risks for permanent and temporary works designers.

Publish Date ‐ 1 June 2017

The Structural Engineer

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.

Publish Date ‐ 3 July 2017

The Structural Engineer

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.

Publish Date ‐ 1 August 2017

The Structural Engineer

This article aims to promote a shared understanding between designers of both permanent and temporary works, explaining the technicalities of PAS 8812.

Publish Date ‐ 1 September 2017

The Structural Engineer

John Underwood of the Health and Safety Executive introduces readers to the regulatory framework in the UK with regard to temporary works.

Publish Date ‐ 2 October 2017

The Structural Engineer

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.

Publish Date ‐ 20 November 2017

The Structural Engineer

This article provides an introduction to the design of conventional timber hoardings using plywood sheets.

Publish Date ‐ 1 February 2018

The Structural Engineer

This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.

Publish Date ‐ 1 August 2018