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Walls Pumped from the Bottom Up

Pumping concrete from the bottom up made good sense to engineers and superintendents assigned to the Providence Hospital construction project in Mobile, Alabama. Read more

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Charts Aid in Design of Horizontal Formwork

Formwork design can be simple and straightforward when the designer understands the fundamental structural requirements of each member making up the forming system. Read more

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Charts Simplify Design of Vertical Formwork

Formwork can be simple and straightforward when the designer recognizes the fundamental structural requirements of each member making up the forming system. Each part of the formwork must be within the allowable limits for bending, shear, and deflection. Once these requirements are met, a structurally sound forming system can be built. Read more

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Checklist for Safe Construction of Formwork

Safety in formwork is twofold: safe working conditions for the workers plus adequate design and construction to ensure safety of the structure. Read more

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