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Temporary Works Toolkit (March 2018)

Journal: The Structural Engineer - IStructE

TWf Members - and invited authors - are authoring to a series of technical articles on temporary works in the journal, The Structural Engineer

Temporary Works Toolkit

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 articles are free to subscribers of The Structural Engineer. Those articles published in 2016 and 2017 are FREE.  Those published in 2018 will be made free in January 2019.

Editorial: Economic and safe design of the construction method

Part 1: An introduction to temporary works for the structural engineer

Part 2: CDM 2015 and the responsibilities of permanent works designers with regard to temporary works

Part 3: Integration of permanent and temporary works

Part 4: An introduction to backpropping of flat slabs

Part 5: Temporary works failures – what are the common causes?

Part 6: Backpropping of flat slabs – design issues and worked examples

Part 7: Temporary works failures – what can we learn?

Part 8: Use of modular hydraulic propping systems for the temporary support of deep excavations

Part 9: The role of the principal designer with reference to temporary works

Part 10: Propping and needling

Part 11: Temporary works associated with precast concrete bridge beam construction

Part 12: Dealing with risks from groundwater – guidance for design engineers

Part 13: The importance of understanding construction methodology

Part 14: Lifting, moving and jacking

Part 15: Designing temporary works to European standards – an introduction to PAS 8812

Part 16: Legal requirements in the UK

Part 17: Falsework for the support of in situ concrete to horizontal surfaces

Part 18: Introduction to site hoarding