Temporary Works Design

Temporary works is increasingly being recognised as one of the most critical parts of any construction project. The importance and indeed the benefits of identifying the temporary works requirements of a project in advance, and in some cases integrating them into the permanent works, has resulted in many contractors seeking out experienced temporary works designers from the outset of a project.

The launch of BS 5975 has raised the profile of the design and checking requirements for temporary works and the definition of the appropriate level of competence and independence. This revision brings procedures into line with those of the Highways Agency and Network Rail.

Clancy Consulting has a history of temporary works design experience. Our engineers are able to provide advice, design or checking services for a range of temporary works and along with our extensive civil, structural and geo-environmental experience, we can provide advice on the most efficient way to tackle a temporary works issue in isolation or as part of the wider project.

Our drive is to provide our clients with the highest level of service to ensure we deliver safe, practical and economic solutions. We work closely with our clients to develop the concept, establish a full brief and deliver their requirements.

Typical services include:

  • Ground Works
  • Excavation Shoring
  • Piling Mats
  • Crane Foundations
  • Cofferdams/Shafts
  • Tunnel Shoring
  • Gabion/Retaining Structures
  • Slope Stability
  • Embedded retaining walls


  • Structural Support
  • Falsework
  • Formwork (proprietary and bespoke)
  • Propping
  • Temporary Platforms/Decks/Roofs
  • Fa├žade Retention
  • Bridging
  • Temporary Bridges
  • Bridge Jacking/Propping
  • Bridge Sliding
  • Temp Access Gantries (inc. Mobile)
  • Other
  • Highways Agency BD 2 Design
  • Network Rail Form C Design
  • Stability Assessments
  • Lifting Beams/Frames
  • Scaffold Design (typ. Non-standard)
  • Needling/Masonry Restraint
  • Fencing/Hoarding/Signs

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