Offering Unparalleled Experience in a Niche Market
Temporary Structural Engineering is a field that has specific requirements, and need design drawings and schedules that meet those requirements to the letter. This is a niche service you can’t find from most Structural Engineers – but you’ll find it at McIntosh Perry.
Whether you just won a bid for a new condo building, or your restoring a historical building, McIntosh Perry’s Temporary Structures Design team can accommodate your every need. Our team has designed scaffolding and platforms for a wide range of new builds and restoration projects, including Parliament Hill’s restoration and the Burlington Skyway Bridge project. We are experts in construction requiring shoring and design systems, and our team works closely with contractors to meet your project requirements.
Our services include:
- Suspended platforms and swing stages
- Scaffolding design & review
- Shoring, reshoring, and formwork design
- Crane foundation design
- Hoist design
- Structural steel & welding inspections
- Precast inspections
Suspended Platforms and Swing Stages
Suspended platforms are used when there’s no ability to anchor a platform from the ground or from a pre existing building. On challenging projects like bridges, you need suspended platforms on the underside of the structure so you can work safely and effectively, as well as deliver materials out where you need them.
McIntosh Perry has years of experience creating suspended platform designs that will address specific project requirements.
Swing stages connect to the roof of a building and hang off the side. These are ideal for window glass and repair work.
When designing a swing stage, we take into account a variety of factors, such as:
- Access points
- Anchor spots
- Materials and equipment that will be carried
- Load weight
Scaffolding Design & Review
Any building project at one point or another will require scaffolding. The design of the scaffolding is dependent on the project requirements. For example, historical building restorations require self-sustained scaffolding that doesn’t tie into the structure.
McIntosh Perry has worked on hundreds of projects in the private and public sectors, and we pride ourselves on smart, efficient designs that see you through from start to finish.
We look at the design and material of your building, what materials the scaffolding would be resting on, and even the geometry of the building to create scaffolding that adheres to both the OHSA Green Handbook and the CSA Group standards.
Shoring & Re-shoring
Many construction sites require concrete pouring. Using your structural drawings, we can develop a design for all formwork needed on your site.
Our engineers are also certified to perform pre-pour inspections and create an as-built design.
Projects of any significant size will require a crane. And a crane requires a crane foundation. The challenge is choosing a location for the crane that will allow it to be used throughout the project with little to no interference with the rest of the building structure.
Our temporary structure engineers create designs for crane foundations by incorporating existing tower drawings, ensuring that the most efficient placement.
While a building is being constructed, a hoist is required. This exterior lift moves workers from one section to another with ease – but without interfering with the actual building.
Our engineers work with the contractor to determine the load capacity needed, where the anchor points for the hoist will be, and what location will work best for the most people working on the building.
Structural Steel & Welding Inspections
Our designated temporary structure team members have their Steel Fabrication & Welding certificate (https://www.cwbgroup.org/certification-and-qualification). We are able to assist you in performing structural steel and welding inspections where we look at:
- The condition of the steel members
- Bolt connections
- Weld connections
Precast refers to concrete panels embedded with rebar. These panels are formed and tilted up during the construction process.
Our team reviews precasts to determine they match the structural plans. These inspections include slab, wall-formed, and external siding.
A Team Dedicated to Your Success
Not every firm has a dedicated temporary structures team. But since the 1980s, McIntosh Perry has developed our knowledge and skills to offer the absolute best in temporary structures.
Our team delivers work efficiently and cost-effectively, making us a natural choice for your next project.
Ask for a free quote today – call toll free 1-888-348-8991.