Temporary structures in construction
Ratay, Robert T. Consulting Engineer, Manhasset, New York.
Last reviewed:June 2020
- Earth-retaining structures
- Tunneling supports
- Diaphragm/slurry walls
- Roadway decking
- Construction ramps, runways, and platforms
- Concrete formwork
- Bracing and guying
- Sidewalk bridge
- Other site-protection structures
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Structures erected to aid in the construction of a permanent project. Temporary structures are used to facilitate the construction of buildings, bridges, tunnels, and other above- and below ground facilities by providing access, support, and protection for the facility under construction, as well as assuring the safety of workers and the public. Temporary structures are either dismantled and removed when the permanent works become self-supporting or completed, or they are incorporated into the finished work. Temporary structures are also used in inspection, repair, and maintenance work.
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