Scaffolds and Falsework

Constructions, Structural Design, Assessment

Scaffolds and Falsework

When designing and realizing commercial buildings, plants, bridges, tunnels and other types of engineering constructions as well as when defining constructions sequences in ship yards and process oriented measurements in other industrial branches, it is crucial to take concern of the essential boundary conditions resulting from the choice of temporary works equipment, e.g. falsework, formwork and both working and access scaffolds, and protection scaffolds. In addition it is essential to comprehend temporary works equipment as an integral part of the building site technology. An appropriate analysis of the interaction between temporary works equipment and the future construction, considering structural aspects as well as work on site aspects, is essential for the overall success of a project. The European harmonization and standardization process results in updating and modernizing the generally acknowledged set of technical regulations for temporary works equipment. This book focuses on selected topics of temporary works equipment, especially on structural and safety aspects. It is based on twenty years of experience in planning and consultancy in structural engineering, e.g. bridges, industrial plants, temporary structures. The author brings in his background knowledge from the European and German standard committees.

Building Construction Before Mechanization

Building Construction Before Mechanization

Discusses building stresses, falsework, lifting devices, ropes, ladders, wood construction, masonry, native homes, the pyramids, safety, and the cultural and physical aspects of architecture

Construction Methods and Planning

Construction Methods and Planning

This new edition of John Illingworth's popular book provides a thorough introduction to the selection of construction methods, their planning and organization on site. Thoroughly revised and updated, Construction Methods and Planning takes a practical, down-to-earth approach and features numerous examples and illustrations taken from real situations and sites. In Part One, the main factors which determine the planning of construction methods - site inspections, the site itself, temporary works, design, cost concepts and selection of plant and methods - are discussed. In Part Two, the application of these tools is presented, covering foundations and basements, in situ and precast concrete structures, steel frames, cladding, internal and external works, waste, methods statements, contract planning control and claims. The author provides an extension of the concept of 'buildability' and new chapters on facade retention and the refurbishment of domestic accommodation.

Guidance for Good Bridge Design

Guide to Good Practice

Guidance for Good Bridge Design

Addressed to designers and even more so to owners and project managers, this part is meant as a guide to an efficient selection of designers and contractors, and to the preparation of fair contracts providing high quality at reasonable cost. Clearly, a good design must be paid for at its real cost; economising on the design cost can be extremely counterproductive for the owner when considering the final whole-life cost of the project. In addition, it was considered very important to address the designer’s responsibilities and relations with other participants in large projects, and finally design philosophy itself. Part 2 – Design and construction aspects This more technical part is mainly addressed to bridge designers and devoted to a systematic analysis of structural and constructional bridge concepts. Considering the importance of erection techniques in the development of bridge design, this second part of the guide starts by a description of the different construction methods, their advantages and draw-backs, their particularities and, of course, by defining the domain of their most efficient applications. Another main chapter is devoted to the proper design of cross-sections. And finally, a third main chapter deals in detail with the influence of construction techniques on design.