Conflicts in Codes Applicable to the Job Site

Scaling the Monument
One of the three phases in the restoration of the Washington Monument was the design and construction of an aluminum scaffolding system with both functional and aesthetic purposes. The...

Scaffolding—What Can We Do? (Available only in Structural Engineering Special Issue)
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. investigated a construction site scaffolding collapse at a West Coast hotel which permanently injured three workers. The engineering investigation...

Construction Planning of Hi-Rise Buildings with an Object-Oriented Solid Geometry Model

The Willow Island Cooling Tower Scaffold Collapse—America's Worst Construction Accident

A Monitoring System for High-Clearance Scaffold Systems during Construction

Larew, Richard E.

Some Design Considerations During Construction
Certain construction failures are discussed with associated design conditions leading to these failures. Some points of interest for engineers involved with construction equipment designs...

Scaffolds Large and Small: A Focus on Problem Areas

Liberty Restored
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of 1987 is the restoration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The restoration work included many engineering tasks that by themselves...

Proof-Loading of Scaffolding
When a scaffold system that is free to sway is tested to demonstrate its strength and stiffness, serious errors can occur if the load is applied by jacks with tiebars or cables. Experiments...

Fifty Years of Aluminum in Construction
The development of aluminum applications in construction equipment since l925 is reviewed. Preferred alloys, products, and methods of joining are examined as related to engines, vehicle...

 

 

 

 

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