Better knowledge of temporary works would help optimise the design of project from the onset.
Byrne Looby director Richard Thiemann believes that better knowledge of temporary works and its design, would help the overall construction of a project.
Speaking at GE’s basements and underground structures conference yesterday, Thiemann argued that if all engineers knew more about temporary works and their design that projects could run smoother.
“If we could consider the temporary works design from the onset of a project, rather than leave it for contractors,” Thiemann said, “I believe that temporary works design and construction would be easier. Especially on tight sites in built up areas where the design of temporary works is restricted.
He suggested that if temporary works was compulsory as part of a degree course, then a greater understanding across the industry would follow.
“If temporary works was part of a degree, or you had to complete a module on to become a chartered, then I think we would see a greater understanding within the industry.”