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Introduction to temporary works

Event organised by ICE

17 April 2024
18:00 - 19:15 BST (GMT+1)

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Temporary works are a key part of the construction process. Consideration of the construction process, sequencing and review of structures in their temporary state are fundamental to ensuring the safe delivery of projects on site.

Temporary works should be designed by a competent engineer and follow the design process referenced in BS5975. Temporary works are often overlooked but are a key part of the construction process and if not designed and managed properly can provide significant risk to design implementation and site safety.

Temporary works is defined in BS5975: 2008 "Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework" as "(those) parts of the works that allow or enable construction of, protect, support or provide access to, the permanent works and which might or might not remain in place.

Join Angus Holdsworth, managing director of Andun Engineering Consultants in this talk where he will give an overview of the key points of the BS5975:2019 code of practice and an introduction to temporary works design.