Concrete Formwork SystemseBook - 1999
& Francis Publishing
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.
Provides technical descriptions and evaluations of ten current framework systems, assists contractors in choosing the optimal system, and presents the design criteria using the stress and stress modification factors provided by the American Plywood Association and the National Design Specifications. Framework systems for concrete slabs, walls, and columns are covered, including conventional wood, ganged, jump, slip, self raising, conventional metal, flying, and metal forms, as well as the column mounted shoring system. Consideration is given to topics such as system components, typical work cycles, productivity, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with various systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.