Concrete Formwork Systems / Edition 1

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Based on the practical knowledge amassed by the author through years of hands-on experience, this authoritative guide offers unique 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, labor, safety, and economic factors throughout. Concrete Formwork Systems assesses conventional, wood, metal, flying, tunnel, ganged, jump, and self-raising forming systems, column-mounted shoring systems, and slipforms in terms of applications, advantages, and limitations elaborates on the design of concrete slabs and wall structures according to standards set by the American Plywood Association and the National Design Specificationr for Wood Construction provides the criteria for choosing the optimal horizontal or vertical forming system using comparative analysis tables covers nationally and internationally recognized design values for stresses and more! Complementing discussions with references to key sources in the literature and effective use of equations, drawings, photographs, and examples, Concrete Formwork Stystems is an ideal on-the-job resource for civil and design engineers, architects, concrete contractors, formwork subcontractors, and graduate-level and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

Indian Concrete Journal
...offers the construction professional a very lucidly written document for proper understanding and appreciation for many facets of formwork systems. "All those involved in the design and construction fields would certainly benefit to have a copy of this book.
Structural Engineer
...should be on the bookshelves of any formwork designer!
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824700720
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Civil Engineering Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Concrete Formwork: An Introduction 1
2 Horizontal Formwork Systems: Hand-Set Systems 25
3 Slab Form Design 45
4 Horizontal Formwork Systems: Crane-Set Systems 109
5 Selection Criteria for Horizontal Formwork System 141
6 Vertical Formwork Systems: Crane-Dependent Systems 159
7 Wall Form Design 185
8 Vertical Formwork Systems: Crane-Independent Systems 207
9 Selection Criteria for Vertical Formwork System 233
References 249
Appendix 255
Index 259
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