Shoring solutions are most commonly installed to prevent ground collapse and ensure worker safety on a site. At MacDonald Contracting we are commited to safety by ensuring our shoring solutions adhere to the Code of Practice set down by Safe Work Australia.

Shoring can be either a temporary or permanent solution to retain or support buildings, trenches, various structures and to stabilise ground conditions. Shoring is often used when excavating a building site. Commonly used methods include,

Vertical Timber Shoring – a shoring method using vertical soldiers, with horizontal walers between them. Vertical timbers are inserted behind the walers and back-filled with stable material.

Horizontal Timber Shoring – a shoring method using vertical soldiers, with horizontal timbers located inside the soldier channels and back-filled with stable material.

Horizontal Bondek Shoring – a shoring method using vertical soldiers, with horizontal bondek located inside the soldier channels and back-filled with stable material.

Contiguous Pier Wall – a wall made by forming a continuous line of concrete piers; one next to the other.

Shotcrete Shoring – this shoring method uses steel soldiers or concrete piers, with reinforcing mesh hung between the vertical members. Cement is then sprayed (shotcreting) onto the mesh, producing a cement wall between each pier.

MacDonald Contracting Australia has been engaged to deliver hundreds of shoring solutions for a wide variety of infrastructure and construction projects.