The construction documents typically leave the “means and methods” of the construction to the contractor. Thus, during construction, a wide range of structures are designed and built by the contractor—often without the guidance of the structural engineer. It is in the interest of the inspection team to review the safety of these structures. This chapter first discusses some of the general aspects of shoring, scaffolding, and temporary structures, and then reviews some basic parameters of strength of materials that the QC team should be aware of.
KeywordsSafety Factor Vertical Force Neutral Axis Horizontal Force Steel Beam
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