Formwork is a die or a mold including all supporting structures, used to shape and support the concrete until it attains sufficient strength to carry its own weight. It should be capable of carrying all imposed dead and live loads apart from its own weight.
Formwork has been in use since the beginning of concrete construction. New materials such as steel, plastics and fiberglass are used in formwork. Greater attention is being given to the design, fabrication, erection and dismantling of formwork.
- Temporary structure which is designed to contain fresh fluid concrete.
- Form concrete into the required shape and dimensions.
- Support concrete until it cures sufficiently to become self supporting.
The term ‘formwork’ includes the actual material contact with the concrete, known as form face, and all the necessary associated supporting structure.
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