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How to Build a Customized
Excavation Protective System
Josh Chandler | P.E.

Some excavation projects are clear-cut and
just require selecting the right excavation
protective system for the job. Other
projects, such as deep or complex trenches,
need a custom-engineered solution.
When contractors need a customdesigned excavation shoring system, it
is best practice to turn to qualified and
knowledgeable experts before beginning
any sort of trench or excavation work.
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SEPTEMBER 2020 | UCONonline.com

To start the process, contractors can
submit to a solution provider information
about their trench, including depth,
width, length, soil conditions, general
site conditions and any surcharges that
are near the excavation, such as heavy
equipment or buildings. Once approved
and all drawings are completed, the
contractor will receive a stamped and
approved excavation shoring design plan.

Transforming the requirements into a
stamped, professional engineer-approved
design is a multi-step process and a team
effort, led by a licensed professional engineer (P.E.). Here's a closer look at what's
involved in the process.

Nailing conceptual design
Before formal design plans are created, the
shoring request typically goes to a team of


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