Wednesday, January 2, 2013

System Scaffold

In the construction industry, scaffold is used to support people and material in repairing large structures like buildings. Common materials used to create these system scaffolds are metal pipes and tubes, although in Asia, bamboo is used more frequently. Basically, what constitute scaffolding are tubes, couplers, and boards. Tubes are often made of steel or aluminum and they are the frame of the scaffold; these tubes can be cut down to various sizes so it will fit well. In times that a composite tube is used to avoid the risk of electric cables, glass fiber in a nylon or polyester matrix is used instead of the traditional steel or aluminum. 

On the other hand, couplers are the fittings that enable the tubes to be connected with each other. The three basic types of couplers are the swivel couplers, right-angle couplers, and putlog couplers. And the last among the components of a system scaffold are the boards. These provide the working surface for the people using the scaffold. Most of the time, these boards are made of wood and have three variations when it comes to thickness--39mm, 50mm, or 60mm. Other parts of a system scaffold are ropes, ladders, base plates, sheeting, gin wheels, anchor ties, reveal ties, and others. Painting over metal materials is a common practice in order to identify it quickly in case the metal gets stolen. On the other hand, wood materials are not painted since this could hide the defects of the wood and cause problems in the future.

In these modern times, new advancements are available and when it comes to system scaffold, there is the rosette wedge connector. Generally, a system scaffold is a more contemporary type of a scaffold. It uses hand-tools and the system could be constructed easily and right away in order to avoid delay and minimize labor costs. These system scaffolds are often used in structure constructions, industrial applications, special events, and renovations. Moreover, using the system scaffold is easy. One just needs to align the wedge head into the rosette, insert the wedge into the top of the wedge head, and use a hammer to settle the wedge into the rosette.

There are also various types of system scaffold that are available in most stores online. These types of system scaffold are the following:
  • Walk Platform - A heavy-duty platform designed to ensure the safety of the people using the scaffolding.
  • Shoring - A type of scaffold designed for renovation projects and re-shoring for expansion.
  • Wall Access - A type of scaffold designed to provide reliable wall access
  • Dance Floor - A type of scaffold designed to provide reliable ceiling access
  • Stair Tower - A type of scaffold that provides access into rooftops and other higher floors without using the interior stairways
  • Sidewalk Canopy - A type of scaffold mainly designed to protect the people walking beside the construction area. The sidewalk canopy also enables the construction firm to meet the requirements of the project and the jurisdictional safety.


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