Temporary works design is in most cases, the scope of the contractor. In some cases, where the design is governed by a temporary condition or where the construction sequence demands the structure to be designed for the temporary condition, the design of the temporary works should preferably be considered by the same engineer designing the permanent works. This is the case in structures requiring extensive temporary works such as basement works, facade retention schemes and alterations requiring extensive temporary propping during demolition.

We work with clients and contractors to design temporary works for various schemes. We specify suitable system temporary works products (e.g. Mabey or RMD), structural steel sections including their connection design, sheet piles, anchors and other methods that suit the site conditions and the contractors skills and resources.

We can advise clients and contractors on the design of the following types of scaffold and temporary works:

  • All shoring scaffolds (dead, raking, flying)
  • Cantilevered scaffolds
  • Truss-out Scaffolds
  • Facade retention
  • Access scaffolds with more than the two working lifts
  • Buttressed free-standing scaffolds
  • Temporary roofs and temporary buildings
  • Support scaffolds
  • Complex loading bays
  • Mobile and static towers
  • Free standing scaffolds
  • Temporary ramps and elevated roadways
  • Staircases and fire escapes not covered by manufacturers instructions
  • Spectator terraces and seating stands
  • Bridge scaffolds
  • Towers requiring guys or ground anchors
  • Offshore scaffolds
  • Pedestrian footbridges or walkways
  • Slung and suspended scaffolds
  • Pavement gantries
  • Marine scaffolds
  • Boiler scaffolds
  • Power line crossings
  • Lifting gantries and towers
  • Steeple scaffolds
  • Radial / splayed scaffolds on contoured facades
  • System scaffolds not covered by manufacturers guidance
  • Sign board supports
  • Sealing end structures (such as temporary screens)
  • Temporary storage on site
  • Masts, lighting towers and transmission towers
  • Advertising hoardings/banners
  • Rubbish chute