| The Many Uses of Building Support Materials|
|The use of support materials in construction is one of the basic topics covered in engineering strategic plans and procedures. These materials serve as temporary aides to the erection, remediation, and replacement of materials and structures. It also serves to hold components of the building in place, and its critical safety greatly depends on their durability and stability.|
There are different types of support materials with different compositions and variations in size. First, you need to know what the material is made of to gauge its ability to hold sternly and effectively. It is also wise to ascertain the measurement of the building structure to come up with a support that would perfectly do the job with neither restraint nor laxity. Multiple backups may be needed if the weight could not be sustained by a single structure alone.
Kinds of Support Materials.
Acrow - The most versatile of all. It is generally known to be the simplest and quickest support to use. Its formwork is to sustain support for concrete floors, beams, walls, staircases and columns.
Titan Super - Able to hold eight times the load of weight of its steel counterpart.
Tilt - A type of push-pull backup that is suitable for application of heavy loads.
Mini Tri - A heavy load backup system that has a capacity of up to 125kN. Mini Tri has screw jacks that allow for fine adjustments. It is lightweight, economical and requires no spanners.
Tri-shore - A heavy backup support system that has a capacity of up to 178kN. It is capable of supporting heavy loads and substantial heights. It also has screw jacks for fine adjustments. It is economical to use, and has an interchangeable segment.
Mono - A heavy backup system that has a capacity of up to 300kN. And just like the Tri-shore, it is also capable of supporting heavy loads and substantial height. It also features screw jacks that you can use for fine adjustments. It is economical, has an interchangeable segment, and its intermediate segments are available in three lengths with a quick action connector.
Needle Beams and Grillage Beams - Needle beams are used in backing up and needing applications. It is available in different lengths and sizes. Grillage beam scans are used on poor quality footings for dispersing heavy load.
Sleepers - These are used on different formations as grid structure forming base pads or sole plates to support and disperse load on various surfaces.
Universal Backup System.
Universal System 30 - This system is more efficient than a formwork soldier. It has a safe axial tolerance of 30 tonnes.
Universal System 60 has a nominal safe axial load tolerance of 60 tonnes and has a highly flexible standard system consisting of braces, grillage, needle beams and an extensive scope of accessory components. System 60 can be structured with system 30 to accommodate varying structures.