Job Specification Speed of Construction

The most important advantage of using a formwork system is the speed of construction. The speed of construction affects cost be­cause it determines the time when the building will be available for use and also reduces the financial charges. The major factor that determines the speed of construction is the floor cycle time. In recent years, casting two floors per week in high-rise buildings has been achieved, especially in metropolitan areas. This fast floor cycle can only be achieved by using sophisticated formwork tech­niques such as flying forms and tunnel formwork which are capa­ble of forming one story every two days.