Scaffolding Materials has been used since the beginning of human civilization to enable the construction of tall buildings. It’s been speculated that the ancient pyramids of Egypt themselves were built using scaffolding made from timber.
Metal scaffolding materials are used during construction, maintenance and repair. Metal scaffolding materials allow workers to access high and remote areas of any building.
Metal scaffolding materials can come in many forms, depending on the project at hand.
Braced scaffolding is the most common type of scaffolding. It is built from the ground up and can be found on most construction sites. It is the simplest, easiest, safest and most economical scaffolding structure. Additional supports can be added if the structure is very high or very heavy loads need to be transported.
Suspended scaffolding is usually suspended from the roof of a building. This is a good option where a base is not possible or where access requirements are limited to the upper floors and it is impractical to build scaffolding from the ground.
Rolling scaffolding material is similar in construction to supported scaffolding. The difference is that it does not contain a stable base, but uses casters for movement. This provides a good option if work needs to be done over the entire length of a building. When workers or materials are present on the scaffold, the wheels must be locked to ensure the safety of everyone nearby.
Scaffold materials include.
Wood board or decorative board
Pipes are usually made of steel or aluminum. The type of steel used is usually hot rolled steel. In special cases, if there is a risk of overhead cables, glass fiber filament wound pipes in nylon or polyester matrix can be used.
The main difference between steel and aluminum is weight: steel is nearly three times heavier than aluminum.
The metal pipes are fixed together by couplers. There are three basic varieties: right angle coupler, pay off coupler and rotary coupler. In addition, if necessary, connecting pins (pull pins) or sleeve couplers can also be used to connect the tubes end-to-end.
The floor of scaffold structure can be made of wood or decorative board made of steel or aluminum. When wood is used, its end is protected by a metal plate called hoop iron or nail plate.