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October 2017

Qualified Engineer Needed?

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Various standards and codes require that an engineer’s services are to be used for certain scaffold designs and installations.  Is that really necessary?  After all, thousands of scaffolds are constructed daily without any input from engineers.  Furthermore, do these engineers need to be qualified engineers or will any engineer be acceptable?  And even furthermore, aren’t scaffolds only to be designed by a qualified person.  And even more furthermore, doesn’t the U.S. federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, have one regulation that requires a “registered professional engineer” and other regulation that requires a “qualified engineer?”  Is there a difference?  Can you be a qualified engineer without being a professional engineer and can you be a professional engineer without being qualified?  The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes.

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What to Know About Falsework

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With any large construction project, there are multiple stages where the structure isn’t ready to support itself.

That’s where falsework comes in. Similar to a parent’s job with their child, falsework’s job is to provide support until the structure can be supported on its own.

What else is important to know about falsework’s role in construction? Keep reading to learn more.

1. It is Different Than Formwork!

First off, falsework is not synonymous with formwork! While both of these structures play similar roles in construction, they have key differences to be aware of.
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4 Tips for Safe Demolition

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Are you aware of the regulations that govern demolition of buildings, bridges, and other structures? Did you know that regardless of the type of structure being demolished, the same set of OSHA standards apply?

Before you start tearing down that next structure, it’s important to have your safety protocol in place. You’ll want to be sure you comply with the appropriate OSHA standards, and that you’re taking the right steps to keep everyone in the area safe.
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