Structural Analysis of Temporary Works

Temporary structures are defined as any structure that is used during the construction, rehabilitation and retrofit of buildings and bridges, or any other type of permanent structure. Temporary structures can be divided into various types, being falsework, formwork, scaffolds and shoring systems the most common. Bridge construction equipment (BCE) is a special type of temporary structures.

Temporary structures have a major role in the execution time, cost, quality, durability, safety, efficiency, utility and aesthetics of any construction project. Past reviews conducted by several authors regarding the performance of temporary structures have shown that although these structures are in common use they frequently fail due to poor design or management. A correct choice, good planning, designing and operation of temporary structures are keys for the success of every construction project.

The course will enable attendees to become aware of the breadth of the subject and the latest methods of structural analysis, structural design and assessment.

The course will present existing and new methods of structural analysis for props, scaffolds and false-work, including methods specified in European de-sign standards, methods developed in research projects in particular risk analysis procedures.
The course will also provide insight on how leading industrial companies perform structural analysis of their products in different application case studies.



Structural analyses requirements for temporary structures
This section will cover Design and analysis of joints and connections, and structural modelling


Risk analysis design of temporary structures
This section will cover risk analysis design approaches towards temporary structures

The morning session will end with a Q&A session for delegates to go over anything pertaining to the morning session



Structural analyses case studies of temporary structures Part 1
This section will introduce a case studies from a company looking at examples of structural analyses, focusing on the design and assessment of temporary structure (including forensic studies)


Structural analyses case studies of temporary structures Part 2 Requirements for the definition of a BCE solution

This section will provide essential practical knowledge to define the requirements that govern the design of BCEs, by demonstrative case studies of a leading company. 

The morning session will end with a Q&A session for delegates to go over anything pertaining to the morning session, which will be
the final part of the course.


Previous Venue

Lancaster Gate Hotel,

66 Lancaster Gate,


W2 3NA


Getting Here

Lancaster Gate Hotel is a minute's walk from Hyde Park, 5 minutes' walk from Queensway tube station and 12 minutes on foot from Paddington station and the Heathrow Express


Registration will open at a later date. If you would like to attend please contact us at and we will notify you with any future dates.

Engineered Training Solutions

220 Wallace Street
United Kingdom

0141 429 6740

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