Access scaffolding is the most important element of plant for building, civil engineering and structural engineering contractors. In fact a building or structure cannot be constructed to a height of more than two metres without platforms to work from. These platforms have to be constructed on the site in the minimum of time but nevertheless backed up by accurate calculations and design details.
Access Scaffolding brings together for the first time all the elements of scaffolding, providing a comprehensive and unique guide to the best practice in scaffolding, its engineering properties and the hazards involved. The book covers the very wide varieties of structure which have to be built and used in practice, including suspended and completed structures. Diagrammatic details of the commonest types are featured.
Access Scaffolding is a unique and indispensible handbook on the subject for contractor's field and design staff, safety inspectors of statutory bodies, and structural, civil and building consulting engineers. It is also a useful resource for students of structural and civil engineering and building degree courses.
Table of Contents
Part I: General Construction of Ordinary Access Scaffolds 1. Introduction and terminology, 2. Types of scaffold, choice of systems and standardisation of imposed loads, 3. The basic independent tied scaffold and the Putlog scaffold, 4. Foundations, 5. Bracing, 6. Ties, 7. Working platforms, 8. Ladders, 9. Prefabricated beams, 10. Pavement frames, 11. Attachments to scaffold, gin wheels, lifting jibs, fans and nets, loading bays Part II: Special Scaffolds 12. Access birdcages, 13. Access towers in tubes and couplers, 14. Tower and bridge scaffolds, frame scaffolds and system scaffolds, 15. Cantilever scaffolds, 16. Truss-out scaffolds and drop scaffolds, 17. Slung scaffolds, 18. Suspended scaffolds, 19. Roof scaffolds, house chimney scaffolds and roof edge protection, 20. Gangways, pedestrian bridges and vehicle ramps, 21. Tall chimneys, churches, monuments, cooling towers and water towers, 22. Demolition scaffolds, 23. Weather protection and sheeted stone cleaning scaffolds, temporary roofs and canopies, 24. Free standing scaffolds and power access scaffolds. Part III: Administration and Organisation 25. Scaffolds requiring calculations, drawing office practice and planning for overall stability, 26. The construction, dismantling, alteration and adaptation of scaffolds, 27. Safety, 28. Training, 29. Scaffold depot activities, 30. Inspection of scaffolds. Part IV: Materials and Technical Data 31. Scaffold tubes, 32. Scaffold couplers and fittings, 33. Scaffold boards and timber, 34. Technical data on prefabricated beams, 35. Prefabricated frames and scaffold systems, 36. Ropes, lashing, rigging, guys and anchors, 37. The weights on scaffolding, 38. Wind forces, ice and snow loads, 39. Units, symbols and conversion tables.