Graphical Construction Glossary >> Temporary Work. >> formwork >> Permanent Formwork
Formwork that remains a permanent feature of the building can be cheaper and or have a higher standard of finish than conventional formwork.
The suspended slab in the photo above has been formed by using a proprietary product made our of heavy gauged galvanised steel sheeting roll formed with dovetail like keys that bond it fully into the concrete slab. Using a product like this is very convenient and cost effective.
The column at the right has been formed using machine rolled air conditioning ducting. These can be made to different diameters.
Other examples like this are circular column forms made out of concrete pipes, or PVC pipes.
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