North East Scotland
Temporary Scaffold Foundations
Scaffolding requiring strong, temporary foundations
Screw pile foundations were required to foot the temporary scaffolds on either side of the North Eastern railway line along the River Islay, Moray, to accommodate safety netting whilst overhead power line upgrades were being completed.
The site's ground conditions were poor, requiring consideration during testing and planning for screw pile foundations.
Screw pile foundations installed and removed without impact or delay
Executing static load tests according to BS EN 1997-1:2004 (EC 7.7), screw piles were specified for the project with a schedule of work detailing the required installation and removal of screw piles.
Poor ground conditions were overcome by installing screw piles at key load-bearing points for the scaffold uprights.
Our installation division arrived on site, deploying the Mazaka 600 Hydraulic Installation Rig (REX) to drive in the 60 RDX PRO Screw Piles required for the project, and installing adapter plates to each screw to create a robust base for the scaffolding to sit.
Upon completion of the power line upgrade, our team returned to remove all 60 screw piles, leaving no trace of the foundations.