05 Oct, 2021
The TWf has published TWf Information Sheet No. 14, Considering temporary works early in a project: Reducing cost, improving buildability and reducing risk - An information sheet aimed primarily at any client
The problem facing clients:
All construction work requires some form of temporary works (e.g. to support excavations, to support concrete whilst it gains strength, to support tower cranes). Temporary works are often a significant part of a project’s construction costs, sometime 50% or more. A significant failure may be catastrophic to budget, programme and reputation, as well as to safety.
Even for simple schemes the efficient design, management and installation of temporary works radically improves project delivery. To gain those efficiencies, temporary works need to be considered early in a project. The industry standard for management of temporary works is defined in BS 5975: 2019.
Planning and budgeting is key. One way to improve the safety of construction, efficient design, and the correct estimating of cost and time, is by having a detailed construction sequence that considers the temporary works requirements throughout the project lifecycle. An early start, with the right partners engaged at the right time, is paramount.
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