To optimise formwork costs and minimise the time for its construction, the contractor needs to understand the guiding principles of safe and efficient formwork construction. He must also have some insight into the relative merits of the various methods, and should appreciate the practical details of formwork construction. This is a practical, heavily illustrated and comprehensive manual for the construction industry. It is equally useful as a text for building students and teachers and trainees. Its large format, and extensive use of line drawings make it clear and straightforward to use.
The realization process of civil engineering structures is complicated, involving a wide variety of disciplines, each of which brings a specific contribution. It is a challenge to structure the process so that a balanced, optimized participation of the many disciplines involved is achieved. One of the critical success factors is knowledge management: each discipline should bring professional knowledge, but they should interact at interfaces as well. Temporary structures are an example of this phenomenon: they are right in the middle of a complex system of interactions between structural engineering, site engineering, work preparation, procurement, and execution. They have a significant impac...
Offers insights on currently-used concrete formwork structures, from classification, system components and materials' properties to selection and construction requirements and procedures, while considering product quality, labour, safety and economic factors throughout. The text details hand-set, crane-dependent and crane-independent systems.
A concise introduction to formwork intended to give the engineer confidence in supervising work on site. It explains what formwork does and examines its requirements, its materials and finishes and other practical issues providing a checklist of points to consider.
This highly practical book guides the reader through constructing timber formwork for structural concrete elements. Extensively illustrated by the author's own drawings, it provides a thorough grounding in the basics of timber formwork construction.
Reflecting current codes, standards and OSHA regulations, the third edition of this classic guide offers civil and structural engineers the latest information on formwork design, materials, and methods. Includes a new chapter on forms for streets, curbs and gutters, a list of manufacturers and suppliers of formwork materials and the addition of metric units. 150 illus.