Open track rails speed shoring setup and removal

Used in Europe for years, and now available in North America, the GME/ES slide rail system eliminates overhead clearance issues by using an open track rail that allows panels to be pivoted into place rather than threaded into a closed rail from above. This means you can use a smaller excavator to place the rails and panels. Projects that were done with an H-beam and lagging or tight sheeting methods can now be done with an open track system. The company says installations are three to four times faster and one-fifth the cost of conventional methods and removal is about 25 percent faster than closed rail systems below 20 feet.

Tom Jackson