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Resources to help with construction projects in South Africa

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Resources for Construction Projects in South Africa

This section will help you understand the responsibilities of the different roles in the construction industry in South Africa. We will also be posting design calculator templates; case studies and articles on lessons learnt; best practice notes and guidelines. Bookmark this page and keep coming back to see what we have added.

Concrete Design Guide: Coffers and Troughs

WES works closely with its sister companies which include Form-Scaff, the market leading formwork and scaffolding company and the exclusive distribution partner for Doka in Sub-Saharan Africa. Form-Scaff’s tried and tested Coffer and Trough systems are unique, delivering two way and one way concrete slab spanning solutions.

Contents

  • General Information
  • Architectural considerations and advantages
  • Structural considerations and advantages
  • Coffer slab design:
    • Design procedure
    • PART 1 - Coffer beam identification (Steps 1 to 12)
    • PART 2 - Coffer support beam design (Steps 13 t0 30)
    • PART 3 - Coffer slab design - ribs and structural topping (Steps 31 to 50)
  • Trough slab design:
    • Design procedure
    • PART 1 - Trough and beam identification (Steps 1 to 12)
    • PART 2 - Trough support beam design (Steps 13 t0 30)
    • PART 3 - Trough slab design - ribs and structural topping (Steps 31 to 50)
  • Summary
  • Reference Tables
  • Abbreviations and conversions
  • Branch Contact Details

Guideline on Temporary Works

This document provides guidance for Designers of Temporary Works, on interpreting and explaining some of their legal obligations when any Design work is undertaken involving Temporary Works.

Contents

  • PURPOSE
  • GNR 84 OF 7 FEBRUARY 2014 CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS
    • Regulation 1 – Definitions
    • Regulation 6 - Duties of Designers
    • Regulation 11 - Structures
    • Regulation 12 – Temporary Works
  • APPOINTMENTS
    • Construction Regulation 12(1)
    • Temporary Works Designer
    • Temporary Works Inspector
    • Temporary Works Supervisor
  • CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
 

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