Local Conditions

The nature of the job, including local conditions, is one of the primary factors in formwork selection. Some of the factors that should be considered are explained below.

Area Practice

Подпись:In geographic areas where the labor force is expensive and un­skilled, the use of formwork ‘‘systems’’ can substantially reduce the cost. In areas where the labor force is inexpensive and skilled, a conventional formwork system is an economical alternative even if the building features are compatible with a sophisticated form­work system. As a result, some geographic areas use preassem­bled formwork systems because of the lack of inexpensive skilled labor force.