DFI Hosting Online Course on Working Platform Design and Verification

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DFI is hosting a live, online instructional course Working Platform Design & Verification. The two-part course is being offered twice: June 27 and July 11, or October 3 and October 17, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

“The design and construction of temporary working platforms for cranes and piling rigs is a high-risk activity,” says Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing., Malcolm Drilling Company, and Group Chair of the EFFC/DFI Working Platforms Task Group. “ The workshop focuses on good practice methods for the design and verification of temporary working platforms.”

The workshop is led by Martin Larisch, Ph.D., C.Eng., an industry expert on the design of temporary working platforms for piling rigs and cranes. Workshop topics include:

  • The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) method to assess the critical track pressures applied by piling rigs
  • Two common guidelines for the design of temporary working platforms (BRE470 and TWF2019)
  • Applicability of the different design methods for various ground conditions
  • Underlying design assumptions about load transfer from piling rigs and cranes
  • Brief introduction of static/dynamic load factors in the different design approaches
  • Effects of groundwater on the different design methods
  • Soil suitable site investigation techniques to assess the subgrade conditions and their advantages and limitations

The course also includes real world examples to expose some of the limitations and related risks.

Click here to register and learn more. The cost is $250 USD for DFI members and $400 USD for nonmembers, which includes DFI membership through December 31, 2024. Attendees receive 4 PDH credits at the completion of both sessions.

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