Course summary
2 days
553 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 18/11/2019 - London
Last application: 17/11/2019
Temporary Works Design

Course description

Temporary Works Design

This two day course provides participants with the principles of temporary works design. The course is packed with content that has been expertly tailored after many years of teaching. You will learn everything you need to know about temporary works design and be equipped to lead colleagues on the subject. 


Ray Filip is a chartered civil engineer, consultant, who specialises in the area of temporary works. He has spent nearly 20 years working for contractors in the UK and abroad, specialising in the design and construction of temporary works. Ray is self-employed, and works for his own company RFK Consult Ltd. which he formed in 2007.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Civil or structural engineering graduates (from contractors to consultants) with some basic understanding of the design process or those who wish to further their design knowledge and experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the principles behind basic temporary works design methodologies
  • Explain temporary loads, potential modes of failure and practical considerations
  • Calculate concrete pressures and design formwork, falsework and back-propping
  • Design a simple trench support scheme
  • Apply basic wind loading and design a site hoarding
  • Design outrigger spreader pads for mobile cranes
  • Design a simple needling scheme
  • Apply the principles behind temporary works for demolition, facade retention and structural propping, basement construction and scaffolding design
  • Discuss loads and modes of failure

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Bastwick Street HQ

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. The Institution's training programme offers a variety of technical and professional courses of the highest quality for members and non-members...

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

47-58 Bastwick Street
EC1V 3PS London

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