Scaffold Engineering and Design
Construction Engineers Providing Scaffold Engineering and Scaffolding Design Services
As the foremost expert in scaffold engineering and design in the United States, DH Glabe & Associates provides engineering for every type of scaffold that is used in construction and industry today. From common layouts to custom designs, our construction engineering consultants provide tailored solutions to meet the specific requirements of your project. We combine our structural engineering expertise with our in-depth knowledge of the OSHA, Cal-OSHA, ANSI, EM385 and SSFI standards to provide clients timely engineered designs that are safe, practical, and cost-effective. We also provide scaffolding testing per the ANSI/SSFI SC100-5/05 testing standard.
Our experienced structural engineers have the capability to provide design and engineering services for supported, suspended, and mast supported scaffold systems. Applications for supported scaffold include: frame scaffold, systems scaffold, tube & clamp, rolling towers, stairways, baker scaffold, hallway scaffold, hanging scaffold, mason scaffold, plasterers scaffold and event stages. Applications for suspended scaffolding include: single point suspended scaffold, two point suspended scaffold, multi point suspended scaffold, swing stages, bosun’s chair, float scaffold, interior hung scaffold, and boatswain’s chairs. Applications for mast supported scaffolding platforms include: hoists, lifts, mast climbers and elevators.
Supported Scaffolding Engineering
We offer a variety of engineered design solutions for supported scaffolding that can be customized for your project. The most common forms of supported scaffolding include frame scaffolding, systems scaffolding, tube and clamp scaffolding, and rolling towers.
Frame Scaffolding is the most common type of supported scaffolding and is made up of traditional frames and braces. This type of scaffold is popular because it’s versatile and can be customized for multiple projects. Frame scaffolds can be constructed in one or two tiers, or can be stacked several stories high for use on large construction projects.
Systems scaffolds have become increasingly popular in construction engineering because they are versatile and assemble quickly.
Tube & Clamp
Tube and clamp scaffolds are the most versatile type of scaffold design, but require the most skill to construct. They consists of tubes and clamps that can be built in any shape or configuration while providing the ability to place work platforms and any elevation.
Rolling Towers (Mobile Scaffolds)
Rolling towers provide a work platform that can be readily moved to new locations as required. They are typically constructed of frame or system scaffold components.
Other Supported Scaffolding
DH Glabe & Associates offers a supported scaffolding engineering solution for any project. We provide engineering design of stairways, hallway scaffolds, hanging scaffolds, mason scaffolds, plasterer’s scaffolds and event stages. DH Glabe & Associates can assist you in determining which type of supported scaffold is appropriate for your unique situation.
A suspended scaffold is a platform supported by ropes or other non-rigid means from an overhead structure. Our construction engineering consultants designs suspended scaffolds for use by window washers during window cleaning operations or as facade access for other maintenance operations. There are many different types of suspended scaffolds that can be used on your project. The DH Glabe & Associates expert team of engineers can help you determine the specific type of suspended scaffold that will best meet your needs. We can also provide structural analysis of the supporting structure, along with design of the scaffold rigging and fall protection anchors.
Mast Supported Scaffolding Platforms
Mast supported platforms include hoists, lifts, mast climbers and elevators. DH Glabe & Associates can assist you in the engineering and design of foundations, specialty ties, and unique installations for all mast supported platforms.