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Different types of temporary structures and their usefulness

This construction video tutorial sheds light on some useful terms which are related with building construction. These terms are very crucial for site engineers. The terms are mostly utilized for temporary structures and layout in building construction.

Formwork – Once the concrete is arranged, it is restrained in a timer or steel casing for a specific period. This casing is termed as the shuttering, centering, formwork or moulds. It is taken out, if concrete is solidified efficiently to withstand its own weight.

Scaffolding – Scaffolding is also known as scaffold or staging. It is a temporary structure ideal for providing support to a work crew and materials to simplify the process for construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other manmade structures. Scaffolds are frequently applied on site to reach to heights and areas that would be otherwise difficult to attain by workers. Unsafe scaffolding may lead to death or serious damage.

Besides, scaffolding is employed in custom-made forms for formwork and shoring, grandstand seating, concert stages, access/viewing towers, exhibition stands, ski ramps, half pipes and art projects.

Shoring – It belongs to a temporary structure that is built up to provide support to the unprotected structures. The support is provided to a building, vessel, structure, or trench through shores (props) if there are possibilities for collapsing of structure or throughout repairs or alterations. Shoring may come in vertical, angled, or horizontal form.

Underpinning – It is a method for providing support beneath the prevailing structure keeping its durability as it is. The objective of underpinning is to strengthen the foundation of a prevailing building or other structure.

To get more details, watch the following video tutorial.

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Different types of temporary structures and their usefulness