CHOOSING THE PROPER FORMWORK SYSTEM USING THE COMPARISON TABLES
Table 9.2 is presented to help the formwork designer/selector choose the appropriate vertical formwork system. These tables show the relationship between the factors affecting the selection of formwork systems and the different forming systems available for vertical concrete work. The user must first list all the known major components of the 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 a particular system. These tables can also be used by architects to make some minor adjustments in their design to accommodate the use of an efficient formwork system.