Selection Criteria for Vertical Formwork System

9.1 Factors Affecting the Selection of Vertical Formwork System

9.2

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Choosing the Proper Formwork System Using the Comparison Tables

A large portion of the cost of the structural frame is the cost of formwork for columns and walls. Typically, the selection of a form­work system is made by a senior member of the contractor’s orga­nization or by a consultant from a formwork company. The deci­sion is heavily based on that individual’s experience. This chapter presents a criteria for selecting vertical formwork system for build­ings. The chapter is concluded by presenting a table to assist the contractor in selecting the appropriate vertical formwork system for walls and columns.