Working Platform Design
Temporary granular platforms for construction plots including haulage and access roads plus hard standing areas are a necessary feature of almost all construction sites.
The design of working platforms can be critical for the safe operation of large construction machinery, cranes, piling rigs, tracked excavators etc. We have undertaken such designs in various locations across the country and we have developed a rapid assessment and calculation procedure to establish the ground conditions on site and to produce appropriate working platform designs for construction plant.
These observations form the basis of the working platform design, which are undertaken either according to BR 470 guidance (the design of working platforms for tracked plant) or standard bearing capacity equations depending on site requirements and the temporary or permanent works envisaged.
CGL is able to provide design input for all manner of working platforms, whether utilising existing areas of hard standing to providing new platform designs for the highlands of north east Scotland. CGL also has extensive experience of designing working platforms to meet the current requirements of major clients including Network Rail, Highways England and National Grid.
The specific design of a working platform varies greatly, depending on a number of factors including the underlying soil or rock topographic conditions, loading requirements and the type of material used within the working platform.