Document Type

Case studies and site investigations paper

Publication details

Zhang, H, Reynolds, J, Rasmussen, KJR 2014, 'Shore load monitoring during concrete placement' in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. II, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 1237-1242. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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This paper presents the results of a shore load investigation undertaken in three construction sites in Sydney. The actual and theoretical axial loads occurring among shores in scaffold-type formwork supporting systems were determined and compared. In total, ten pour areas were investigated, accumulating valuable data. Both dead and live construction loads were measured prior to, during and post concrete pour.