Construction activities are interwoven in a large measure in all sectors of development, be it housing, transport, industry, irrigation, power, agriculture, education or health, Construction, both public and private, accounts for about fifty percent of the total outlay in any Five Year Plan of India. Many accidents have taken place due to failure of formwork and scaffolding on various construction sites. The book entitled "Formwork for Civil Engineering Construction Works" is an attempt to stress the need for proper planning, safe design and construction practices of formwork, shoring, underpinning and scaffoldings used in construction industry. This is the first book in its category in India which is meant to educate comprehensively the civil  engineering students as well as practicing engineers about latest materials, design procedures and methods of erection for formwork and scaffolding under different conditions. Slip form technology is a new innovation in this field and it has been covered in detail in chapter-6 of the book. A large number of figures and photographs make the book easily conceivable to the learners.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-83828-38-8
  • Chapter 1

    Introduction to Formwork Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The concrete is such a wonderful material which acquires exact shape of the mould in which it is placed. Formwork is the term given to either temporary or permanent moulds into which concrete or similar materials are poured. In the context of concrete construction, the false work supports the shuttering moulds. In other words, shuttering or formwork is the term used for temporary timber, plywood, metal, plastic or other material used to provide support to fresh concrete mix till it gets strength for self support. It provides supports to horizontal, vertical and inclined surfaces or also provides support to cast concrete according to required shape and size. The formwork also produces desired finish to concrete surface.
  • Chapter 2

    Principles of Formwork Design Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Safety Designers must place the first priority on safety. Codes in the industry provide stringent performance specifications (how the system should work) regarding temporary structures.
  • Chapter 3

    Timber and Timber Derived Materials for Formwork Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Generally, each formwork is of provisional nature and is to be removed after hardening of the concrete placed. Thus, the formwork is not to be built as strong as possible but as strong as necessary only. Therefore, formwork stripping must always be kept in mind when erecting the formwork.
  • Chapter 4

    Steel and Aluminium Formwork Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    A quality reinforced concrete structure offers many advantages over structures made with other building materials. Concrete is a durable material that reduces building maintenance costs and provides a longer service life. A concrete structure will reduce energy usage because of its mass and high resistance to thermal interchange. The use of concrete will lower insurance costs by virtue of its high resistance to fire. Buildings made of concrete are also more secure against theft and vandalism. Concrete floors and walls reduce the transfer of noise, yielding a quieter environment and happier occupants. Reinforced concrete possesses considerable strength for resisting seismic and wind loads. These factors and others make the selection of reinforced concrete an economical alternative.
  • Chapter 5

    Stripping of Formwork Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Stripping formwork can be one of the most hazardous phases of concrete construction. While falling objects are the primary hazard, there may also be fall hazards as a result of floor collapse and manual tasks hazards from a person working in awkward postures, repetitive handling of materials and limited task variety.
  • Chapter 6

    Slip-Form Construction Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In view of recent emphasis on infrastructure development, large volume of construction work, enormous amount of investment and accelerated development as needs at national and international level, mechanisation of construction industry has become a need of the day.
  • Chapter 7

    Shoring Underpinning and Scaffolding Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Shoring is a general term used in construction to describe the process of supporting a structure in order to prevent collapse so that construction can proceed. While, underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons. It is used to support the beams and floors in a building while a column or wall is removed. In this situation vertical supports are used as a temporary replacement for the building columns or walls. During excavation, shoring systems provide safety for workers in a trench and speed excavation. In this case, shoring should not be confused with shielding. Shoring is designed to prevent collapse where shielding is only designed to protect workers when collapses occur. Concrete structures shoring, in this case also referred to as false-work, provides temporary support until the concrete becomes hard and achieves the desired strength to support loads.

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