Different Types of Concrete Formwork

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The concept of concrete formwork has come a long way from old traditional methods. As structures and buildings have evolved into complex designs, engineers have come up with newer types of formwork, which make their job easier and save a lot of labor. The table form system also called as the flying form system is very popular for large buildings and structures that are nonetheless simple in their design.

Advantages of table form system

As the name might suggest, they consist of formwork tables. The most convenient part of it is that they are easily reusable and are made just for this specified purpose. They don't need to be disassembled to carry them from one floor to another. Using a crane or elevators, they can easily be sent to any part of the building. Depending on your purpose and convenience, table formwork systems can be of different sizes and shapes.

Although they need not necessarily be dismantled, you can easily do so, if you want to transport them to other places. This kind of portability is another feature that makes it easy for engineers to choose this type of concrete formwork. If you know how a beam formwork is handled, you should have no problems understanding how the flying formwork works. The latter is simply more adjustable than metal formworks.

Proper use  

To make a proper deck, the first thing to do it screw or weld the joists and stringers, so that it is strong and durable. You place the formwork at an appropriate height. By appropriate height, we mean that it should have sufficient space to remove concrete after it has been cured. For stringers, some engineers use steel, while others use aluminum. Again, this depends on the nature of the structure and how big it is.

Most table formworks are about 6 meters wide and around 100 feet long. Formworks of this size are considered portable and can be lifted by cranes. Cranes lower costs of construction and also reduce labor by a huge margin. It is important that you use modern cranes that are made from advanced technologies. These cranes could be quite expensive, but they are worth the cost if they reduce efforts.

There are other ways to transport flying concrete formwork, some of which are better suited to smaller structures. These formworks should be used by experienced engineers, because they are not very forgiving to errors in setting them up. It is very dangerous if not used in a right manner.




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This article was published on 2011/08/17