Temporary Works Forum

A Community of Practice dedicated to promoting best practice in the construction industry.

Temporary Works Forum (TWf)

Temporary works (TW) are the parts of a construction project that are needed to enable the permanent works to be built. Usually the TW are removed after use - eg access scaffolds, props, shoring, excavation support, falsework and formwork, etc. Sometimes the TW is incorporated into the permanent works - eg haul road foundations and crane or piling platforms may be used for hardstanding or road foundations.

Temporary works are an important part of any construction project ranging from simple low risk works to complex high risk works, but for any temporary works, whether low or high risk, failures are often significant events so appropriate design and construction are required to ensure the safety of everyone working on site.

Most of these risks can be managed by the adoption of good procedural control. Procedural controls for temporary works in the construction industry were first established in the UK in 1982 through the British Standards Institution’s BS5975, which is still considered to be international best practice in this field.

The TWf is in it's infancy so we invite you to help drive the success of this community by way of free membership.

Visit the Temporary Works Forum.

The group aims to raise awareness of the types and forms of temporary works and risks.  It operates as a collaborative work unit and will provide a forum to formally and informally share experiences, knowledge and skills amongst members.  The CoP will capture opportunities and make recommendations on good practice and improvements through this process.

You don't need to be a member of Engineers Australia (EA) to join the Temporary Works Community of Practice, anyone with an interest and wants to better understand the field of temporary works are welcome to join.

Members of the CoP will be able to network with like-minded professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in Temporary Works. Members of the community will have access to content such as webinars, case studies, practice notes, articles and forums. You will find all this information on the Temporary Works Community platform.

We invite you to help drive the success of this community by way of free membership, participation, and providing content to build the body of knowledge for this community. Joining is easy, just register your details on the TWf Sign up page.