You wouldn’t paint a wall without preparing the surface, and expect a quality finish – or demolish a house without first checking it was empty, and expect there to be no casualties. Just as preparation is key with construction tasks like these, well designed and implemented temporary works solutions can set major construction projects up for success.
Here we take a look at what temporary works are, and how they contribute to successful construction projects.
What are temporary works?
Temporary works prepare a site for permanent construction work to begin. A vital first step in delivering successful construction projects, these engineered solutions are designed to:
Depending on the nature of a project, some temporary works are removed once it’s safe for construction work to continue without support in place – other solutions (like sacrificial sheet piles) remain permanently in place.
Why are temporary works important?
What type of equipment is used to deliver temporary works?
Temporary works solutions typically involve:
Is the quality of temporary works important?
Temporary works can impact construction projects in many ways. But just as successful temporary works can enhance project outcomes; inadequate, poorly planned or poorly executed temporary works solutions can have a detrimental effect on projects – often with significant consequences.
Deciding what type of temporary works solution you need
There are some important questions to ask early on during design, to ensure a temporary works solution meets your needs – and that it can support overall project success. Some examples are included below:
Asking these (and many more) questions up front will minimise the issues experienced on site, and improve the potential for project success. Check out “Five questions to ask before you design a shoring solution” to find out more.
Coates Hire’s national engineering solutions team has considerable experience delivering temporary works of all scale, in a wide variety of locations and ground conditions. Reach out today for all your temporary works needs – or find your local branch.
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