Construction formwork, all known as shuttering is a permanent or semi permanent structure that supports the construction being erected. The formwork consists of concrete that is poured and hardened to withstand all types of loads. It should be properly braced both vertically, and diagonally so that it keeps its form and structure. It should be set accurately, be as light as possible with waterproof joins so that no swelling or movement occurs.
With construction at an all time high in Australia and an estimated 396 Cranes dotting Sydney’s Skyline alone, formwork is vital to the safety of workers across the globe.
With many computer programs now available in the construction industry, it is easier than ever for companies to know exactly what amount, shape and size formwork they need before they commence a build. They will be able to estimate the construction and scaffold formwork requirements and engage the correct companies before the commencement date.
As Construction grows so, Does the need for solid and reliable formwork? Scaffolding formwork is the backbone of any build and provides a safe and level working platform for the thousands of Construction Workers day to day.
Scaffolding formwork comes in 2 main forms, that being temporary and permanent structures. Whereas construction formwork is usually permanent, scaffolding formwork is most likely temporary and removable allowing for adjustments to be made quickly and easily where required. Formwork will form the basis of your concrete work and allow you the support and load bearing needed to ensure a safe worksite with minimal safety concerns.
Formwork has gone through many changes over the years and today it comes in both Aluminium for smaller jobs where access is tight, to steel for your high rise Construction where load bearing is much higher.
2 TYPES OF FORMWORK COMMONLY USED IN SYDNEY CONSTRUCTION IN H FRAMES AND V-SHORE FRAMEWORK.
1. STEEL H FRAMES
Steel H Frame formwork is utilised for many builds across the country and is commonly seen on Highrise sites and large construction projects. They are a strong, reliable temporary structure erected at the base of your scaffold to form an even base for your project. These temporary structures aid in levelling your build and providing you a base to move upwards.
2. V-SHOR FRAME SYSTEMS
A V-Shore Frame System gives the builder a versatile and flexible frame design that consists of 3 main components: Frames, Braces and Adjustable bases. This compactly designed system makes for easy transport and storage.
Its flexible design allows the Engineer to increase or decrease frame grid positions relative to the concrete thickness that is to be supported.
V-Shore is capable of carrying up to 35.1kN per leg which make it the ideal framework for highway bridges and other projects where large concrete slabs must be moved into place.
Formwork is paramount in Construction and it cannot be substituted by technology. The better the formwork and the easier it is to work with the safer the Construction site and the more time efficient the project becomes.
Formwork provides excellent structural safety by producing solid and reliable structures.
Turbo Scaffolding is specialists in all kinds of Formwork and we always have H Frame for sale and V shore for sale in our warehouses located across Australia.
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