Graphical Construction Glossary >> Temporary Work. >> formwork >> Shutter or Form
A sketch of ply and timber forms used to make a beam. In making up forms there is always a compromise. If they are made with thicker stronger materials then they are heavier to handle. Many times they need cranes to lift them into position. In this case they do the job better, keep straight and need less (but stronger) bracing.
Conversely lighter forms like drawn in the sketch are easily handled by manpower alone, but they need a lot more bracing
A proprietary modular aluminium frame system with 12mm thick sheet ply faces used to quickly form the soffit of a suspended concrete slab.
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