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    Skyline Plaza Apartment Building Collapse 1973

    Skyline Plaza was a large complex located in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia which included eight apartment buildings, six office buildings, a hotel and a shopping center. In the midst of construction on 2nd March 1973, one apartment building (A-4) and the parking garage adjoining it collapsed. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm in the afternoon and resulted in the death of 14 construction workers and the injury of 34 others. Read More »

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    Stability of Bridge Column Rebar Cages During Construction

    The lateral behavior and stability of bridge column rebar cages were investigated to reduce the potential of failure and collapse during construction. Two full-scale bridge column rebar cages were subjected to incremental loading to determine the lateral behavior, identify failure modes, and calibrate the analytical models. Read More »

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    Temporary Works: Yours, Mine or Ours? (March 2016)

    A joint meeting between the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) Read More »

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    Bragg revisited (March 2016)

    Re-visiting Bragg to keep UK’s temporary works safe under EuroNorms Read More »

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    MSc in temporary works and construction method engineering (March 2016)

    A new MSc degree, the first and only of its kind in the UK (and to commence in the autumn of 2016), will provide a specialist qualification for those involved in the design and construction of temporary works; and addresses an industry need for such a qualification. Read More »

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    TWf Information Sheet No. 2 (Jan. 2016)

    Published by the Temporary Works Forum in January 2016. Read More »

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    Granular working platforms (Oct 2015)

    Temporary granular platforms for construction plant (including haul roads and general hard standings) are a necessary feature of almost all construction sites but the need to ensure that they are adequate for the intended use is often overlooked. Furthermore, the design is frequently only derived from previous experience. This has, on occasions, resulted in significant incidents of over-turning plant that result in, at best, cost and delay or, at worst, injury and/or death. Read More »

  • BIM in Temporary Works (April 2015)

    TWf BIM Event (April 2015), held at the Crossrail-Bentley BIM Information Academy, hosted and facilitated by Iain Miskimmin, Bentley Systems UK, 17.4.15 Read More »

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    BCI Awards 2015 (Oct 2015)

    TWf is proud to sponsor the Temporary Works Award. The winner was .... Read More »

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    TWf Centre of Excellence (August 2015)

    The Temporary Works forum (TWf), which promotes best practice within the UK construction industry, has designated City University London as a Centre of Excellence in Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering. Read More »