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    TEMPORARY WORKS: NEW GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    TW Forum (TWf) advice on PC concrete, platforms and stockpiles

    The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) aims to encourage open discussion of any matter related to temporary works.

    The forum is open to clients, permanent works designers, principal contractors, temporary works designers, proprietary equipment suppliers, specialists, industry bodies or academia.

    Recent publications include:

    • Precast concrete – Good practice and common issues in temporary works (TWf2019: 01)

    There is an increased use of precast concrete structures. This guidance has been developed to provide generic, practical guidance for the design, management, handling, transportation and erection of precast concrete elements on site. It covers the steps to be taken from manufacturing through to final placement or demolition, but it is not intended to cover every situation or component.

    • Working Platforms – Design of granular working platforms for construction plant: A guide to good practice

    Temporary granular platforms for construction plant (including haul roads and general hard standings) are a necessary feature of almost all construction sites but the need to ensure that they are adequate for the intended use is often overlooked. This guidance is intended to supplement current guidance.

    • Stockpiles – member responses on temporary works design.

    This information sheet summarises a number of responses received from members in response to a query about the size of stockpile that requires a temporary works design.

    Principal Designer and Temporary Works

    We recently reported that in 2019/20 HSE plans to target those businesses offering Principal Designer (PD) services.

    Temporary works, much of which is being designed during the construction phase, are covered by the CDM 2015 definition of ‘design’ and must be considered as part of the PD duties.

    The TWf has published guidance on the role of the PD in temporary works.

     

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