What is Handhold?
Definition of Handhold in Construction
Term used for a underground vault, or box, that is used as a means of accessing electric cabling, to enable the pulling of wires, or to provide access to junction boxes or other electrical apparatus.
Normally used as an electrical term for the site-work installation of this vault or box. The location of handholds on a project is the electrical engineers responsibility, and the site-work contractors scope of work includes their installation. The electrical sub-contractor on the project, normally purchases the handholds for the job and the electrical sub will be the trade pulling the wire and making the connections within the handhold, that was installed by the site work contractor.