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David H. Glabe, P.E.

See what David H. Glabe has to say about construction engineering and the scaffolding industry.

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There are two criteria that predict the safety of a scaffold platform.  One of the criteria involves the engineering properties of the scaffold unit.  The other criterion addresses the correct installation of the platform.  Correct installation includes proper support, correct positioning to limit...
Many contractors, including mason, sealant, waterproofing and restoration contractors, frequently use aerial work platforms to reach their work. Besides aerial work platforms such as boom lifts and scissors lifts, mast-climbing work platforms (see photo) are becoming more common due to their large...
Safety is not my goal. You read that right—Safety is NOT my goal. Have you ever noticed the sign on the back of pick-up trucks (usually construction company trucks) that state that “SAFETY IS MY GOAL.” I strongly recommend that when you see one of those trucks, do not pass the truck; I repeat, do...
Anchors are an essential component of any fall protection and scaffold rigging system. In fact, they are so essential that state and federal regulations, not to mention consensus standards such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, require regular inspection and testing of...
If you want to get from here to there, safe access is critical.  This is especially true if you want to get to an elevated platform such as a scaffold platform.  It is also true for other situations including structures such as shoring and formwork.  Since shoring, that is the equipment to...