Graphical Construction Glossary >> Temporary Work. >> formwork >> Beam Formwork
The sketch above shows a cross section through the formwork for for a perimeter beam to a suspended slab.
The props are all timber in the traditional low tech manner adjusted with fox wedges, but if the materials are available then steel props or steel shore frames would be used with a similar layout for the beam itself.
Also shown is the use of steel floor centers. These are rarely seen these days and timber joists are commonly used.
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