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SMART Scaffold Designer

Introduction

SMART Scaffold Designer allows the rapid calculation of a tube and fitting independent scaffold’s leg loads, tie duty and bridge beam checks as well as the site’s TG20:13 wind factor and shows the equations as well as the results. SMART Scaffold Designer is an ideal companion to SMART Estimator’s Check IT TG20:13 or the NASC’s eGuide when a client wants calculations as well as a compliance summary.

Summary

  • Automatically calculates the TG20:13 wind factor and the peak velocity pressure for a site
  • Also compatible with BS 5975:2008 + A1:2011 – Code of practice for temporary works
  • Supports TG20:13 tie patterns and checks the tie duty against the building façade capacity if known
  • Calculates the leg loads for independent scaffold at the critical standard, for the foundation’s design and at the standards supporting the bridge
  • Supports a wide range of options such as part boarded, inner and outer edge protection and scaffolds of various dimensions
  • The following are calculated for a bridge: load takedown onto the beam, the moment and shear effects against a beam’s capacities, the slip forces in the couplers and includes the effects of vertical and horizontal loads
  • Includes manufacturers’ catalogues of scaffold beams

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  • Automatically calculates the TG20:13 wind factor for a site
  • Also compatible with BS 5975:2008 + A1:2011 code of practice for temporary works
  • Calculates the peak velocity pressure
  • Shows equations for submission to a Temporary Works department
  • Includes a 3D render of the site topography
  • Graphical wind rose chart
  • Automatic assessment of:
    • Site altitude
    • Topography
    • The distance to the shoreline
    • Whether the site is in a town, the countryside or by the sea
    • The distance within town terrain
  • Calculates the tie duty for independent scaffolding
  • Supports TG20:13 tie patterns
  • Automatic wind factor assessment from the site location
  • Checks the tie duty against the building façade capacity if it’s known
  • Checks in-service wind, out-of-service wind and notional loads
  • Supports:
    • Unclad scaffolding, brick guards, debris netting and sheeting
    • Impermeable or permeable facades
    • An optional cantilever fan
    • An optional bridged opening
  • Calculates the leg loads for independent scaffolding
  • Calculates:
    • The leg load at the critical standard for the scaffold design
    • The leg load for foundation design, including the effect of horizontal loading
    • The leg loads at the standards supporting a bridge
  • Supports:
    • Scaffolds of various dimensions: bay length, lift height, width, inside boards
    • Fully boarded or part boarded scaffolds
    • Options for inner and outer edge protection
    • BS EN 12811-1 load classes 1 – 4
    • Light loaded or fully loaded inside boards
    • An optional cantilever fan
    • An optional bridged opening
    • Horizontal loading from in-service wind, out-of-service wind and notional loads
  • Checks a bridged opening in tube and fitting independent scaffolding
  • Calculations:
    • The load takedown onto the beam
    • Checks the moment and shear effects against the beam’s capacities
    • Checks the slip forces in the couplers supporting the beam and puncheons for EN 74 Class A or B couplers
    • The load takedown for foundation design
    • Includes the effects of vertical and horizontal loads
  • Includes manufacturers’ catalogues of scaffold beams
    • Presently: Apollo, DESSA, Generation, TRAD, plus TG20:13 compliant beams
    • Includes steel and aluminium beams with depths from 305 – 1330 mm
    • User-definable custom beams are supported
  • Bridge spans of up to 20 metres (depending on the chosen beam)
  • Calculation report includes beam lacing and bracing diagram
  • Diagrams included for moments, shears and coupler slip forces

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