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Temporary Works

Spencer Group temporary works are managed with the same diligence as permanent works by the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) in accordance with BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 and BS EN 12812:2004 and in collaboration with the Temporary Works Designer (TWD). They will also work in collaboration with the permanent works designers and constructors to ensure buildable solutions are integrated into the permanent designs.

Our design department are specialists in temporary works. We undertake day to day solutions such as piling mats, sheet pile retaining walls, falsework and propping, but in addition to this we design bespoke rigs such as those used for slipforming, we are currently working with Thames Tideway on a second single sided slipform for a 50m deep shaft in central London after successfully delivering the first. We design temporary moveable access gantries to paint the and inspect the underdecks of bridges, as well as permanent ones and are currently looking at designing our own bespoke Spencer Access System instead of using proprietary kit as we have done with our slipform rigs.

We are experienced in the execution of temporary works designs to BS5975-2019, all our slipform works are undertaken in accordance with this.

We are equally at home in temporary works for excavations and have just completed temporary works designs for excavations over 10m deep for Network Rail at Stevenage.

Our temporary works team consists of Chartered Engineers in the following disciplines; Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical and the team are familiar with both working stress design and current Eurocode and British standards.

Whilst we will submit our works where required for Cat 3 checking, we also produce Cat 3 checks for temporary works designs by others where again, because of our build experience, we believe we are able to offer further value than most consulting engineers.