The Importance of Scaffolding During Construction
Nov. 28, 2022

The Importance of Scaffolding During Construction

Scaffolding is an integral part of the construction industry and aims to make workers' jobs easier. At the same time, scaffolding ensures the safety of workers when working in harsh environments. In this article, we will learn why scaffolding is important in construction.

What is scaffolding?

In house construction, it is often seen that there will be a shelf outside the building, and this shelf is what everyone calls scaffolding. Scaffolding is a support platform built on the construction site to facilitate the operation of construction personnel and construction projects, and it can also solve the problem of material transportation in the up, down, left, and right directions. It is generally used in concrete construction, bricklaying or decoration, and equipment installation, and is a very important working platform.

Scaffold Frame

Scaffold Frame

What are the advantages of scaffolding?

1. Large bearing capacity. When the geometric size and structure of the scaffold meet the relevant requirements of the code, under normal circumstances, the bearing capacity of the scaffold single tube column can reach 15kN ~ 35kN.

2. Convenient installation and disassembly, flexible erection. Because the length of the steel pipe is easy to adjust and the fasteners are simple to connect, it can be adapted to various planes and elevations of buildings and structures with scaffolding.

3. More economical and practical, with a low investment cost. If the geometric dimensions of the scaffold are carefully designed and attention is paid to improving the turnover rate of steel pipes, the number of materials can also achieve better economic results.

The importance of scaffolding during construction

In many construction sites, we often see scaffolding, which is easy to disassemble and assemble and is a very popular tool in the construction industry.

1. Ensure Safety

It is undeniable that safety is one of the greatest advantages of scaffolding in construction. In particular, construction workers face various risks when working at heights. At this time, ladders are usually not enough to enable workers to work stably. And when working at heights, workers need to walk around and cooperate with each other in different positions, so we need scaffolding that can keep construction workers balanced and safe.

2. Efficient

Many people assume that such a strong scaffold must be complicated and time consuming to assemble and disassemble. They are actually very simple to assemble and disassemble, which saves a lot of time. For builders with fixed deadlines, anything that saves time is very welcome. Plus the scaffolding comes with a comprehensive set of instructions, so even if you're a beginner, you can minimize the time and effort required to put it all together without compromising safety.

3. Easy to carry

Building tall buildings means limited access to work, and scaffolding allows workers to reach areas they might not otherwise have access to. More importantly, the complex construction area can be accessed through custom-built scaffolding. Scaffolding is easy to construct and does not obstruct road access because it can be placed around the perimeter of the building while still allowing pedestrians to pass on the sidewalk below it.

4. Durable

The scaffold can be used repeatedly and its service life can reach more than 10 years. Most scaffolds are made of non-corrosive materials, such as steel and aluminum, and are therefore extremely durable. Generally, the damage rate of things used on the site is relatively high. The hardness and thickness of steel are not the same, which will seriously affect the service life of scaffolding, so it is recommended to use Q235 steel. In addition, the surface treatment is different, and hot-dip galvanizing is currently the best way to prevent rust.

5. Transport of building materials

For large-scale building construction, a concrete cloth machine must be installed on the construction site to transport building materials to the scaffolding, which is convenient for construction workers. Strong scaffolding can stack and transport a certain amount of building materials, so that construction personnel does not have to walk back and forth between the ground and the construction site, saving working time and improving work efficiency.

6. Keep balance

In addition to accessibility, scaffolding provides workers with excellent support and balance. When working on a construction site, many tasks require workers to perform flexibly. Workers need balance to help them feel safe. With a solid base, it is easier for them to gain control to perform certain tasks. Plus, when they can maintain their balance, they can better focus on their work.

7. Convenient

You can use the scaffolding all year round and they are made for all seasons. These structures can withstand constant wear and tear as well as extreme weather conditions. Even if it's raining heavily or snowing outside, you don't have to worry about the durability of your scaffolding. However, when using the framework in extreme weather conditions, you need to follow the safety measures mentioned by the supplier to avoid accidents.

Choose Your Scaffolding Supplier Wisely

Zhonghong is a leading scaffold manufacturer with a reputation as one of the safest, most knowledgeable, and most reliable companies in the scaffold industry. We specialize in exporting scaffolding and scaffolding accessories, including door scaffolding, disc scaffolding, aluminum scaffolding, pull rods, steel shoring, aluminum shoring, iron pedals, all-aluminum pedals, aluminum wood pedals, and scaffolding accessories. If you have any needs, please feel free to contact us and our experienced team can answer any product questions you may have.

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