Definition of Scaffolding | Why Scaffold is Constructed ?

Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:48
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Scaffolding: A temporary Structure made of wooden planks and metal poles, used while building, repairing, or cleaning a building.


The temporary structure constructed to support a safe working platform for workmen and materials required during building operations is known as Scaffold, and the method of its construction is called scaffolding.

Generally scaffold and scaffolding refers to the same meaning.

Why Scaffold is Constructed ?

Scaffold is constructed for the following reasons.

1) Scaffold is constructed for masonry work of structures, walls, columns etc. above ground level, generally above 1.5m.

2) For surface finishing such as plastering, painting, cleaning of a building etc. at higher levels.

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