Definition of falsework in English:



  • Temporary framework structures used to support a building during its construction.

    ‘These segments were supported by steel truss girders on falsework.’
    • ‘Primary steel was erected on 360 tons of falsework and in a certain order because of construction loading constraints and cantilevers.’
    • ‘When the eastern-most center element was erected and detailed, crews removed truss falsework.’
    • ‘Each trichord was erected in 90-ft lengths assembly-line fashion, one at a time, onto three falsework towers shored off the mechanical level framing.’
    • ‘At each end of the project, the deck design and layout are irregular, and for these areas a conventional falsework arrangement was used.’



/ˈfôlswərk/ /ˈfɔlswərk/