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What is the Greatest Risk with Excavations?

What is the Greatest Risk with Excavations?

All construction projects carry with them some degree of risk – not just excavations. However, excavation is widely accepted to be one of the most dangerous construction jobs around. Every year dozens of people are injured in excavation accidents, with some even losing their lives.

What is Considered a ‘Deep Excavation’?

What is Considered a ‘Deep Excavation’?

Excavation projects come in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from long and shallow to focussed and deep. The length and depth of an excavation is entirely dependent upon the purpose for which the excavation is being carried out.

What is a Battered Wall?

What is a Battered Wall?

A battered wall is a common element in construction, and one which is most often found in an excavation environment. In simple terms, it is any kind of wall that has been built with an intentional slope; the word ‘batter’ in this context is an architectural term that refers to a particular type of angle.

Pile Installation Methods

Pile Installation Methods

Piles are an essential part of the construction industry. They’re used to provide much needed support to both permanent and temporary installations, including buildings, bridges and industrial structures. Because of their usefulness and ease of use, piles have become a fairly common sight both within and outside of the construction industry.

Trench Collapses

Trench Collapses

Trenches have been used and formed by people for hundreds of years for many different purposes including, agricultural uses, and installing utilities and pipelines. The construction of trenches is not simply digging in the soil, as it comes with risks and hazards.

Basement Propping

Basement Propping

A strong basement construction of any building is necessary to provide a foundation strength that is required to keep the building standing through all types of weather and other environmental challenges. The proper planning of your basement construction must be done before you actually start the construction as small mistakes in form of collapses could cause you a loss for many coming years.

Hydrostatic testing

Hydrostatic testing

Hydrostatic testing is the most commonly used procedure for checking the performance of pressures vessels. This testing is especially brought into play to verify pressure vessels like cylinders, boilers and tubes either they have leaks or manufacturing flaws that may result in leakage.

What to Look for in a Construction Supplier

What to Look for in a Construction Supplier

Choosing the correct construction supplier plays an important role in the success of the job in hand. There are various factors to consider when offering a tender, some of which will be covered throughout this article.

Piling - Getting it Right

Piling - Getting it Right

Piling is one of the most important elements when it comes to preparing a construction site.

Piling - What Exactly is Piling

Piling - What Exactly is Piling

Perhaps you’re new to the world of construction…if so, it always helps to have a useful reference guide as to what the construction terms actually mean. Here’s a guide to piling.

Piling Equipment - Product Overview

Piling Equipment - Product Overview

Piling Equipment features in many different construction projects, whether you are driving, extracting, or dealing with foundation problems, Piletec can offer you total piling solutions. Our guide below directs you through the benefits and methods of some of our vast product range.

Interesting facts about Piling Equipment

Interesting facts about Piling Equipment

When it comes to construction, using piling equipment is of high importance, it plays a major role in construction projects, and various building sites need them at some point during the build.

Safety First – Excavation and Trenching

Safety First – Excavation and Trenching

When dealing with an excavation or trenching, safety must be of the highest importance. The following article discusses the dangers and protection when working with excavations or trenches.

Stoppers - A Guide to Size and Use

Stoppers - A Guide to Size and Use

Inflatable cylinder stoppers are used in construction during various phases of site preparation and in the building of long-distance supply lines. They can be used to test for both air and water leakage as well as to temporarily plug piping segments during repair.

What is Pressure Testing

What is Pressure Testing

Want to know the basics of pressure testing? It’s always useful to start from the beginning to understand what the term means. Pressure testing explained follows.

Basic Requirements of starting the process of Checking air pressure in Pipes

Basic Requirements of starting the process of Checking air pressure in Pipes

Pneumatic and Hydrostatic pressure testing can be hazardous and unsafe therefore the procedures need to be carried out with immense attention and with all precautionary measures.

Importance of Safety in Trench Excavation

Importance of Safety in Trench Excavation

Trenching and excavation activities are executed million of times around the world. Excavation is one of the most risky kinds of jobs in the construction industry and it becomes more dangerous while trench excavation is performed.

What is Trenchless Technology?

What is Trenchless Technology?

Trenchless technology is a relatively new method of installing and maintaining underground pipes and cables which does away with the need for excavation. So far it’s been successfully deployed across all types of underground utilities, including water pipes, sewers, gas pipes and electrical conduits.

What is Trench Shoring?

What is Trench Shoring?

Trenches are defined as being any below ground excavation which is deeper than it is wide. The deeper a trench the more dangerous it becomes, which is of particular significance for construction workers for whom trenches have become an industry staple.

How to Build a Small Bridge Over a Ditch

How to Build a Small Bridge Over a Ditch

Ditches can be immeasurably useful in ensuring the land remains flood-free, but they can also act as an annoying obstacle when you want to cross from one side to the other. If you need to get vehicles, equipment or large groups of people to the other side, you need a bridge that is going to guarantee stability at all times.

Build a Box Shoring

Build a Box Shoring

Box shoring is a type of excavation reinforcement which is most commonly used to secure lateral trench walls. They’re ideal for use when the excavation site floor is unstable, as they work by using spring mounted spindles and can be installed using a straightforward cut and lower technique. This also helps to minimise the size of the excavation area, which means the surrounding environment is less impacted than it otherwise might have been.

Pile Installation

Pile Installation

Piling is an essential technique used in the construction industry to strengthen excavations and provide vital support for below-ground projects. In fact, without piling it’d be almost impossible to develop the sorts of buildings we take for granted today: high rise apartments, office blocks, car parks and residential homes with basements.

What is Vacuum Excavation?

What is Vacuum Excavation?

Excavation is necessary part of below-ground construction. It’s primarily used to create building foundations, but is also commonly during the laying and maintenance of below-ground pipe and cable systems.

Advantages of Trenchless Technology

Advantages of Trenchless Technology

Trenchless technology has become increasingly popular in the construction industry as it provides an environmentally and financially sound alternative to traditional excavation techniques. It comprises a collection of different construction methods.

Trench Shoring Requirements

Trench Shoring Requirements

Trench shoring is a common technique in below-ground excavation. It’s also one of the most dangerous aspects of construction work, which should therefore be approached with caution and foresight.

Types of Shoring Systems

Types of Shoring Systems

Shoring is a common technique used to reinforce below-ground excavations during construction projects, as well as to provide temporary reinforcement for above-ground structures which are in the process of being renovated or permanently reinforced by other means.

What is Shoring in a Trench?

What is Shoring in a Trench?

Trench excavations are a common sight in the construction industry. Most often used to facilitate the below-ground placement of wires, pipes and other modern facilities, they’re a practical solution made necessary by our increasing dependence upon modern technology.

What is a Temporary Bridge?

What is a Temporary Bridge?

“Temporary bridge” is a lay term for any floating, modular structure. They’re generally used during periods of construction, when regularly-available pedestrian or vehicular bridges have become inaccessible. They can also be used for events, and come in particularly handy when goods need to be transported to and/or from a rural location.

What is a Trench Box?

What is a Trench Box?

Excavation is one of the most fundamental aspects of modern construction. Not only do our buildings increasingly sturdy reinforcements, but modern inventions, such as telephone wires, domestic pipes and electrical grids, have also necessitated the development of more complex and permanent below-ground placement.

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