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Title: Formwork Removal Specification

Author(s): Cristian Masana

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 30

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 38-40

Keywords: construction efficiency; formwork; maturity method; specification

Date: 6/1/2008

Realizing the importance of efficient use of formwork, the Instituto del Cemento y del Hormigón de Chile (ICH) Committee on Technical Specifications for Contracts developed specification ET 003-06, “Formwork Removal for Reinforced Concrete Vertical Elements.” The specification applies to vertical surfaces of reinforced concrete that are not required for structural support and provides simple, conservative requirements for the timing of formwork removal. It also provides requirements for contractors to follow when establishing their own stripping plan to allow more efficient construction.


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