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. By combining what would otherwise be lengthy calculations into a series of charts the answers can be found in a few minutes. Such charts for vertical forming are given in this article. The charts for vertical formwork provide information on the following: rate of concrete placement; plywood thickness; size and spacing of studs; wale size and spacing; form tie spacing and load on ties.