oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Prefabricated shoring systems

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... TRENCH SHORING ONE OF THE MAJOR DILEMMAS on a construction site, in particular where the work involves excavations, is achieving optimum production without in any way compromising the safety of workers. Shoring a trench or excavation in South Africa usually means installing timber planks and props in the excavation. This is a time-consuming process and is extremely limiting, as it involves working within a congested timber-propped excavation. In Europe, the USA and Middle East, timber shoring has, for many years now, been replaced by prefabricated, portable and reusable trench-shoring systems. These systems not only vastly improve safety on construction sites, but ..

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