The formwork

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The formwork

The elements of the moulds used for the formation of structural reinforced concrete members are separated in four categories:

  • Surface elements or planking
  • Horizontal bearing elements or beams
  • Scaffolds or staging
  • Accessories like connectors, pins or clips etc.

Mould of a shear wall

The mould elements might be conventional or industrialized.

Mould of a column

Engineered Formwork Systems are a combination of timber, steel, aluminium and plastic and their names vary depending on the factory that produces them.

Engineered Formwork scaffold for the formation of slab’s formwork

The construction of the beams and slabs formwork is performed with the use of composite, timber I-section beams and shuttering plywood without nailing. Scaffolds are made out of aluminium. Striking (removal) of formwork is performed by releasing the special pins at the top of the scaffold allowing it to controllably recede around 50 mm without damages and without danger of accident.

Mould of a shear wall with the use of industrial metalwork

Assembling the formwork of a 5.50 m high shear wall and positioning the working platform requires only a few minutes. Removing that formwork requires even less time and it is a fast and safe procedure.

Mould of a column with the use of industrial metalwork

This column is 5.50 m high and its formwork is quickly assembled with 50 mm module cross-section dimensions.