CHOOSING THE PROPER FORMWORK SYSTEM USING TABLES

Table 5.2 shows the relationship between the factors affecting the selection of formwork systems and the different forming systems available for horizontal and vertical concrete work. The user must first list all the known major components of their project and then compare them to the characteristics listed in the table under each forming system. The best formwork system can then be identified when the project features agree with most of the characteristics of particular system. The following example shows how Table 5.2 can be used to identify the best formwork system for horizontal concrete work.