Temporary demountable structures: Guidance on procurement, design and use (Fourth edition)

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Published by The Institution of Structural Engineers and supported by the Health and Safety Executive, this guidance (now in its fourth edition) contains essential information on the procurement, design and use of temporary demountable structures, including: grandstands; stages; fabric structures, hospitality units and fencing and barriers.

Temporary demountable structures: Guidance on procurement, design and use (Fourth edition)

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Published by The Institution of Structural Engineers and supported by the Health and Safety Executive, this guidance (now in its fourth edition) contains essential information on the procurement, design and use of temporary demountable structures, including: grandstands; stages; fabric structures, hospitality units and fencing and barriers. Towers and masts that support media facilities are also included. The guidance is intended for Event Organisers, Venue Owners, Local Authorities, Contractors, Suppliers and ‘Competent persons’ responsible for the design of such structures. The safety of users is of paramount importance, and guidance is offered on the associated hazards and risks, and on achieving safe structures.

This edition updates and improves on previous editions, to include:

• Extensive reference to current Codes/Standards (including Eurocodes) that have relevance/applicability worldwide
• The ramifications of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in the UK
• A number of updates that draw on experiences and lessons learned from the London 2012 Olympics — where temporary demountable structures were used on an unprecedented scale
• A chapter dedicated to loading — one of the most important aspects of temporary demountable structure design
• Expanded appendices — including an example derivation of kentledge and an example wind management plan

The guidance has been prepared by a group of world-leading experts; who collectively represent the industry, government and influential institutions including The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Additional Information

Format A4
ISBN 978-1-906335-33-5
Number of pages 88
Publication date May 2017
Publisher IStructE Ltd
Author The Institution's Advisory Group on Temporary Structures (AGOTS)