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method_wallformThe column formwork systems now available are normally modular in nature and allow quick assembly and erection on-site while minimising labour and crane time.

 

They are available in steel, aluminium and even cardboard (not reusable but recycled) and have a variety of internal face surfaces depending on the concrete finish required.

 

Innovations have led to adjustable, reusable column forms which can be clamped on-site to give different column sizes.

 

 

Benefits

  • Increased speed and efficiency in construction
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  • The requirement of skilled labour is reduced due to the simplicity of assembly and disassembly.
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  • Metal column forms can be assembled and erected more easily than traditional formwork. Disposable forms come ready assembled to site.
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  • High quality surface finishes are possible.
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  • The highly engineered nature of the metal formwork system enables precision adjustment to the formwork.

 

Safety

  • Metal formwork systems can have integral ready-to-use concreting platforms with guard rails and access equipment including ladders. This reduces the need for independent access.
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  • For systems with disposable formwork, working platforms for concreting have to be erected separately to allow safe access to the top of the column forms.
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  • Formwork systems are available which need to be worked only from one side. This could be an important safety consideration for columns situated at building edges and corners.
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  • Metal systems typically provide robust assemblies.
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  • Assembly process is simple allowing site operatives to become familiar with health and safety aspects.
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  • Normally these formwork systems require minimal use of power tools.