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When shoring is mentioned, new buildings typically come to mind. However, shoring is also frequently used to support existing buildings, either because the building is failing or building modifications are being performed. While supporting existing buildings utilizing standard shoring equipment...
Regulatory Differences Between Shoring and Scaffolding It is not all that uncommon for a scaffold equipment supplier to also be a shoring equipment supplier. After all, both are used on a temporary basis, have similar components and are designed to support loads. While shoring equipment normally...
With many variables to consider, there simply does not exist a “one size fits all” approach to reshoring. To discuss reshore, we must first start with an understanding of shoring, which, according to ANSI A10.9, is “The vertical supporting members in a formwork system.” The important points here...
Applying the correct regulations and working safely while constructing shoring & formwork When it comes to providing fall protection and access for shoring and formwork erectors, OSHA scaffold standards apply to scaffolding and nothing else; so what does a shoring or formwork erector do? The most...
How to Ensure Safety While Shoring an Existing Structure Shoring existing structures can be a tricky business.  Typically, the older the building is the more complicated the shoring of it can become.  Many older structures do not have drawings of the existing construction and if they do, they are...