A Concept for Development, Safe Erection and Use of Scaffolding for High Rise Buildings
Mogarkar1, Valsson Varghese3

1Mogarkar, Department of Civil Engineering, KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India
2Dr. Valsson Varghese, Department of Civil Engineering, KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India

Manuscript received on July 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on July 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on July 10, 2012. | PP: 224-226 | Volume-1, Issue-2, July 2012. | Retrieval Number: C8893019320/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The objective of the paper is to study different parameters involve in building a Scaffolding system for High‐Rise Structures for supporting formworks, working platform and passageway for material logistics etc. The study also includes analysis of design guidelines for safe erection of scaffolding system. Scaffolding is the structure used or intended to use for supporting framework, swinging stage, suspended stage or protection of workers engaged in or in connection with construction work, for the purpose of carrying out that work or for the support of material transportation from one level to other or connection with any such work. Scaffolding system is defined as the planning for the design, erection and the inspection of the use and the dismantling of any scaffolding. By law, worker must have safe working environment. And most construction work involves working at heights which cannot be safely or easily reached from the ground or part of the building. The scaffolding design criteria consider the strength; stability; rigidity of the supporting structure and the safety of persons engaged in the erection, alteration and dismantling of the scaffold. When any material is transferred on or to a scaffold it shall be moved or deposited without imposing any violent shock. Scaffold system shall be properly maintained and every part shall be kept so fixed, secured or placed in a position as to prevent, as far as is practicable, accidental displacement. Thus, it must be designed for the most adverse combination of dead loads, live loads, impact loads and environmental loads that can reasonably be expected during the service life of scaffolding. The detail report considers design criteria given by various designing standards. 
Keywords: Scaffolding, Formwork, Strength, Design, Safety