Formwork for Concrete Structures / Edition 3

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Dramatically slash the cost of formwork design and construction. With the expense of creating concrete formwork so high—often exceeding the cost of the concrete and steel used in the project itself—you need the Third Edition of R. L. Peurifoy and G. D. Oberlander's Formwork for Concrete Structures. This authoritiative working tool shows you how to cut costs by making the most of the material, time, labor, and equipment required to design, erect, and remove formwork. You get complete details on state-of-the-art materials and technology plus fast access to scores of tables and practical examples that help you sidestep costly, guesswork and trial-and-errors methods. A completely up-to-date list of formwork material suppliers rounds out this one-of-a-kind money saver.

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.

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Intended for civil and structural engineers, architects, and contractors, this edition (first, 1964; last, 1976) integrates new developments in formwork for concrete structures, including innovations in design strategies as well as in materials. Includes new OSHA regulations and updated codes and standards, a new chapter on top-down construction, examples using the new NDS design values, and useful tables and equations for designing formwork. B&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070498389
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: Construction Series
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.21 (d)

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Table of Contents

Construction Series Preface
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Economy of Formwork 9
Ch. 3 Pressure of Concrete on Formwork 23
Ch. 4 Properties of Form Material 35
Ch. 5 Form Design 71
Ch. 6 Shores and Scaffolding 133
Ch. 7 Failures of Formwork 155
Ch. 8 Forms for Footings 167
Ch. 9 Forms for Walls 181
Ch. 10 Forms for Columns 249
Ch. 11 Forms for Beams and Floor Slabs 285
Ch. 12 Patented Forms for Concrete Floor Systems 325
Ch. 13 Forms for Thin-Shell Roof Slabs 339
Ch. 14 Forms for Architectural Concrete 353
Ch. 15 Slipforms 379
Ch. 16 Forms for Concrete Bridge Decks 395
Ch. 17 Flying Deck Forms 415
Ch. 18 Top-Down Construction of Concrete Structures 429
Appendix A Dimensional Tolerances for Concrete Structures 441
Appendix B Guidelines for Safety Requirements for Shoring Concrete Formwork 447
Appendix C OSHA Regulations for Formwork and Shoring 469
Appendix D Conversion of Units of Measure between U.S. Customary System and Metric System 477
Appendix E Directory of Organizations and Companies Related to Formwork for Concrete 479
Index 483
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