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The most effective way to eliminate or reduce temporary works on construction projects is to consider the engineering requirements as early as possible.

Investing in early engineering input ensures that teams can identify and mitigate site constraints, engineering challenges and resource considerations during the design process. Allowing the development of the most effective engineering solution for the project. THis may include proposals to change the permanent works. 

Temporary works design input at the tender stage or the initial stages maximises the potential to identify opportunities to reduce or eliminate temporary works through effective or innovative engineering.

It is at this stage where specialist temporary works consultancy can have the biggest impact in terms of savings, whilst maximising programme and cost certainty.

This solution may include the identification of ways to eliminate or reduce temporary works, compared to projects where temporary works are considered much later in the project planning process. 

Ways To Eliminate Temporary Works 

The concept that “no temporary works is the best temporary works” is a core engineering mantra at Andun Engineering Consultants. 

When designing temporary works or demolition sequences the focus is on reducing and eliminating temporary works through effective engineering wherever possible.

Efficient planning and phasing of the project can allow for the use of the existing or permanent structures to support some of the temporary loadings, negating the need for temporary works. 

Benefits To Eliminating or Reducing Temporary Works

Depending on the project, eliminating or reducing temporary works can have the following benefits

  • Better program and cost certainty
  • Reduce risk 
  • Reduced timelines
  • Reduced labour and material costs
  • Reduced carbon 

Eliminating Temporary Works Case Studies

Fredericks Place – Basement Propping

Party wall support, basement propping, tower crane foundations, grillage and other temporary works design support as part of a £26m office and retail development project.

Tender Stage & Early Concept Demolition Support: Essential Guide for Contractors

Coventry Point 

Demolition engineering methodology of two linked Large Panel Structures (LPS) in Coventry City Centre as part of a £300m urban regeneration project.


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Greenock Crane Dismantling

Dismantling of a container crane at Greenock Port with limited historical information.