The Institution of Structural Engineers has published a revised edition of Temporary demountable structures: Guidance on procurement design and use, providing current and essential information for event organisers, venue owners, local authorities, contractors and suppliers responsible for the safe construction of temporary demountable structures – including stages, grandstands, hospitality units, fencing, barriers and fabric structures of all sizes.
The third edition (2007) was identified as a core reference requirement by LOCOG for London’s 2012 Olympic Games; this new edition draws on the experiences and lessons learned from the project – where temporary demountable structures were used on an unprecedented scale.
Supported by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, the latest edition embraces the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and contains extensive reference to current codes and standards including the Eurocodes. The principles described are likely to be appropriate for projects undertaken throughout the world.
The publication is priced £39 for Institution members and £69 for non-members and is now available to buy from the Institution of Structural Engineers’ bookshop.