Construction workers generally need support equipment to reach the upper parts of the buildings. This equipment comes in the form of scaffolding. Scaffolding is considered safe for raising the workers to required heights. It is available in various sizes and shapes, with the most common ones being foldable and rectangular ones. Scaffolding may be bought or rented.
What is Scaffolding?
Scaffolding in construction usually means temporary structures that serve to access all building parts under construction, reconstruction, or restoration. However, scaffolding is also used as a supplement to formwork systems where they take over the loads that need to be transferred to solid supports in the shortest possible way.
To estimate the amount of scaffolding needed for a particular project, you must evaluate the type and size of scaffolding.
How do You Calculate Scaffolding Quantity?
Given below are the precise steps to figure out how to calculate scaffolding materials – scaffolding quantity :
- Compute the total area length where you are going to use the scaffolding.
- Work out the height for which you need the scaffolding.
- After that, decide the size of the scaffolding. You can get most of the scaffolding structures on purchase or rent-basis. Usually, they are in foldable or collapsible parts that differ in shape and size. Depending on the limitations and requirements of the project, you may choose the scaffolding type.
- Next, carry out a division of the total area length by one scaffolding section’s size. This gives you the total count of scaffolding columns that your project needs.
- Similarly, divide the required area height by one scaffolding section’s size. This lets you know about the total count of scaffolding rows to be used in the project.
- Finally, multiply the row count and the column count to get the total count of scaffolding sections needed for the project.
Once you have determined the scaffolding quantity, you may also estimate the daily rental expenses. For this, you have to multiply per-day costs and the total count of scaffolding sections. Further, suppose your project is expected to complete within a specific time duration. In that case, you can calculate the total cost of scaffolding by multiplying the per-day cost by the whole workday.