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Formwork -Technical, Functional, Economical, and Safety Requirements

Formwork- Technical, Functional, Economical, and Safety Requirements

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There are several requirements that formwork structure need to meet otherwise it would not serve its purpose adequately. In order to make sure that the form structure fulfill its design goals, the designer and site engineer should take technical, functional, economical, and safety requirements of the forms into consideration.

The fulfillment of these requirements would guarantee safe, strong, and robust formwork structure and provide safe working condition for labors. Formwork is a temporary mould into which fresh concrete and reinforcement are placed to form a particular reinforced concrete element. It supports part or the whole of a permanent structure until it is self-supporting.

1. Technical Requirements of Formwork

Fig. 1: Fresh Concrete, Labor, and Equipment Load on Formwork

2. Functional Requirements of Formwork

Fig. 2: Formwork Erection

3. Economic Requirements of Formwork

4. Safety Requirements of Formwork

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