The following is a list of useful terms to use when researching additional Sidewalk Shed information on each of the topics discussed:
The approved Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) standard design of sidewalk sheds that can be used, and which are referenced on submitted drawings, in lieu of a registered design professional’s seal and stamp on the submission.
Additional bracing that forms a cross shape to keep the columns plumb and square.
A sidewalk shed designed to carry a load of at least 300 pounds per square foot.
Unlike the main steel beams, junior beams span in between the main structural elements, similar to joists.
A sidewalk shed designed to carry a load of at least 150 pounds per square foot.
Forces and deformations produced by the applied loads in the structural members of the sidewalk shed.
Main horizontal structural elements located between columns/posts of sidewalk shed.
As required by BC Chapter 33, sidewalk sheds shall be constructed out of wood, steel, or similar materials which possesses equivalent strength and suitability.
Mud sills are placed on the sidewalk, which prevent the scaffold/sidewalk shed from settling into the ground. The purpose of the mud sill under the scaffold / sidewalk shed base plate is to uniformly distribute the scaffold load.
Sidewalk shed parapet panels are another part of the pedestrian protection system.
The horizontal bracing situated lengthwise along the sidewalk shed for support.
Debris nets, installed vertically along the top of a site fence to the underside of a sidewalk shed, which are part of the protection system for pedestrians.
Any emporary elevated platform and its supporting structure (including points of anchorage) used for supporting workers and/or materials, including but not limited to supported scaffolds, suspended scaffolds, and mobile scaffolds.
A sidewalk shed is a temporary 1-story scaffold structure constructed over a public way to protect pedestrians from objects falling from a building demolition or construction site.
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