All of you may already be familiar with these regional differences, like Kwikstage in Australia and Scotland, as well as tubular scaffolding in England and Wales. There are lots of local expertise on the intricacies of each system, as well as local codes written with these systems in mind.
Depending on where you’re working in the world, different types of scaffolding systems will be more common.
In the countries where labor is very expensive, such as Scandinavia and Northern Europe, aluminum scaffolding is becoming more common. Because aluminum is lighter than steel, most scaffolding has to be manually lifted to be put in place. Lighter scaffolding means that the scaffold can be erected faster, which reduces labor costs.
In some countries, aluminum is expensive and labor is much more affordable, so wooden poles and bamboo are fairly common. As a designer, make sure that you’re choosing the scaffolding system that works best for your project and follows local regulations.