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Smart, safe scaffolding.

Authors
Kajenski-PJ
Source
Vermont (VT) Sensing, Inc., Underhill, Vermont 1993 Jan; :1-:25
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00217275
Abstract
The detection of potentially dangerous changes in load distribution of construction shoring and scaffolding was investigated. An instrumented smart shoring system was developed and its ability to provide load distribution information for construction site engineers was determined. The system was based around the use of four load cells placed on various structurally important load bearing support members of shoring configurations. Laboratory experiments were followed by evaluation of the system's performance at a courthouse under construction in Burlington, Vermont. Instrumentation was placed at the site, with the concrete pour occurring on the following day. Load data were obtained before, during and after the pour. Data gathered during these trials indicated that the smart shoring system can monitor real time loads on shoring members as well as provide necessary information to notify workers and supervisors of potentially hazardous shoring failure mechanisms.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Control-technology; Safety-research; Accident-prevention; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Contact
VT Sensing RD 2, Box 978 Underhill, VT 05489
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
49650
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-140456
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R43-OH-03010
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Vermont (VT) Sensing, Inc., Underhill, Vermont
State
VT
Performing Organization
VT Sensing, Underhill, Vermont
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