The Technical File | Groundforce Groundforce Shorco | Technical File Issue 3.0 Technical Services Foreword Welcome to issue 3 of the Groundforce Technical File. Groundforce Shorco offer for rent, what we believe to be the largest and most comprehensive range of temporary works shoring equipment anywhere in Europe. Our products include linear shoring such as trench boxes and waler frames, four-way hydraulic bracing - including long span, high load capacity modular systems – and hydraulic and mechanical modular struts capable of resisting loads in excess of 5000 kN. In addition, we can provide an extensive range of ancillary equipment and products to cater for all your safety and shoring associated needs. Based in Morley, near Leeds, the ISO 9001 accredited Technical Services Department has extensive knowledge and experience in the design of temporary works solutions for excavation support. Whether it is simply a matter of providing advice over the telephone, or a fully validated temporary works design, we can prescribe innovative solutions to the most demanding of projects. This is underwritten by professional indemnity insurance cover. Our industry-renowned Major Projects team manage large or complex temporary works contacts ranging from complex basement structures to intricate station boxes and tunnel portals. This team can offer a unique personal service from concept through to construction, with emphasis on safety, buildability and cost effectiveness. Our qualified designers and project team have vast experience within the specialist ground support sector and actively seek to add value to your project by engineering unique, bespoke solutions, saving you time, effort and of course money. Summary of Services Fully documented bespoke temporary works designs including: Safe, practical, cost effective solutions. Design risk assessment and clear communication of residual risk. Clear concise calculations using either limit equilibrium of soil interaction software as appropriate. Detailed scheme drawings including stage by stage construction. Method statements. Site visits. Advice on installation methods and techniques. Supply and instruction of our bespoke GFsafe design software package. Training and lunchtime presentations. i.i Always up to date: Sign up to our Technical Website