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Accepted Engineering Practices

Accepted engineering practices mean those requirements which are compatible with standards of practice required by a registered professional engineer.

Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring

Aluminum hydraulic shoring means a pre-engineered shoring system comprised of aluminum hydraulic cylinders (cross braces) used in conjunction with vertical rails (uprights) or horizontal rails (wales). Such a system is designed specifically to support the sidewalls of an excavation and prevent cave-ins.