Temporary Works Design (Below Ground)

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   London 20/02/2018  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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A one day training course focussing on temporary works below ground. It is complemented by a similar training course focussing on works above ground.

Correct design, co-ordination and execution of temporary works is essential to the overall requirement of any project to be completed in accordance with time, budget, and safety, health and environmental constraints.

Temporary Works design is different from design of permanent works in several respects, including:

  • Importance of understanding site operations and constraints
  • Need to work closely with the contractor
  • Importance of erection methods and co-ordination
  • Formwork and Falsework in particular are generally loaded to their full capacity

Temporary Works therefore has a code of practice BS5975 that, in addition to technical issues, also contains a section on procedural control and co-ordination.

The training course encourages the exchange of experience by means of delegate comments and questions, group discussion, and team exercises. It is equally suitable for contractors, consultants and specialist sub-contractors.




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Programme overview

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 Procedures
Session 3 Types of earth support
Session 4 Pressure calculations
Session 5 Design of earth retaining structures
Session 6 Inspections and surveys
Session 7 Underpinning
Session 8 Dewatering
Session 9 Stone mat design


Robert Millard
Robert has a MSc in Project management and a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Civil Engineers.

He joined Swanton in 2014 as an Associate and was made Director in 2015. His experience is varied covering demolition, rail depot and rail infrastructure works, airport infrastructure, structures and large earthworks / remediation works along with heavy civils construction and design management.

Robert has assisted with the continued review and refreshing of the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor and Coordinator course material and question bank along with being part of the working group to develop and introduce the Temporary Works Awareness CITB course. 

​In addition, Robert is a visiting lecturer as part of the City University MSc Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering presenting part of the module (Competency, training and qualification - The role of the TWC and Managing methods to avoid collapse). Robert has fulfilled the role of designer, Checker and CRE in the past three years as well as previously having been a CME and Project Manager on rail related schemes.

Learning objectives
  • Ability to design / check minor temporary works
  • Knowledge of how site conditions affect the design of temporary works
  • Knowledge of the processes involved in temporary works design
  • Knowledge of the procedures in temporary works design, including temporary works coordination, in accordance with BS5975
Who should attend?

This training course has been specifically developed for:

  • Design engineers wishing to specialise in temporary works,looking for an introduction to the subject
  • Design engineers needing to understand the design of the temporary works when designing permanent works
  • Temporary works co-ordinators, managers, site engineers, estimators and planners with a general knowledge of engineering design, looking for an understanding of temporary works

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