A formwork system refers to the moulds used to hold concrete until cuing is achieved. Traditionally, formwork is built on site out of timber and plywood but can prove to be time consuming with a relatively short life span. The type of formwork used for projects are of great importance as it affects the overall cost and timeline for the project.
Due to creative modern architectural design and the extensive use of concrete as the most suitable construction material for buildings and foundations, modernization of formwork systems was essential to keep pace with concrete advancement.
What are Engineered Formwork Systems?
Engineered formwork systems are built out of prefabricated structures of steel, aluminium, timber, plywood and plastics. In an engineered formwork system, formwork now becomes classified as equipment versus materials as it can now be amortized over several projects.
The two major advantages of formwork systems compared to traditional formwork are-:
speed of construction
lower life cycle costs
SYMONS STEEL-PLY® CONCRETE FORMING SYSTEM
CPML Contractors Limited is the carrier for the Symons Steel-Ply® Concrete Forming System by Dayton Superior. The Steel-Ply forming system is pre-engineered, factory-built and reusable. It can form walls of almost any shape or size, with accessories for special structures and details. It is designed for maximum versatility and can be used to form virtually any concrete structure.