Choose a Formwork System

The choose formwork system activity includes the process of se­lecting formwork systems for different structural elements. It also includes the process of selecting accessories, bracing, and a re­lease agent for the selected formwork system. There are several forming systems used in the construction of reinforced concrete structures. For example, formwork systems for concrete slabs can be classified as hand-set or conventional systems and crane-set systems. Conventional systems are still the most common and pop­ular formwork systems. Their popularity stems from their ability to form different shapes and elements. However, conventional formwork usually results in high labor and material cost. Noncon­ventional or crane-set systems have gained increasing popularity because of low labor costs and their ability to achieve faster con­struction cycle.