Рубрика: CONCRETE FORMWORK

Building Design: Building Shape

A building’s structural layout is either uniform ‘‘modular’’ or irreg­ular. Uniform ‘‘modular’’ design is characterized by regular spac­ing between columns and walls, equal story heights, and regular spacing of cantilevers and openings. Irregular design is character­ized by irregular positions of the different structural elements and broken lines or irregular curves in architectural plans.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE SELECTION OF VERTICAL FORMWORK SYSTEM

Vertical supporting structures such as buildings’ cores in high-rise construction, towers, or silos are typically a critical activity that control the pace of the project progress. Consequently, when se­lecting a core forming system, time is a critical factor. Duration that must be considered are the movement of the form from floor to floor, original assembly, […]

Limitations

With the advancement of technology in the construction field, limi­tations of a system or technique are often reduced. The result is increased efficiency in costs and time, versatility, quality, and safety. Every formwork system, including the self-raising forms, has its limitations and range of uses. • Members of the manufacturer’s staff experienced in op­erating the […]

Safety

Safety on the construction site plays an important role in the pro­ductivity of the project. It should begin in the planning and man­agement of a project continuing on down to the equipment and the workers. The self-raising forms have a number of safety features. • The self-raising forms are preassembled in a factory-type setting, which […]