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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Practical Consideration in the Provision of Formwork for Structural Concrete
Author(s): John Richardson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 399-404
Keywords: concrete construction:fresh concrete: concrete panels:exposed aggregate concrete:forming techniques; formwork (construction);placing; precast concrete.
Abstract:In the construction of the main structural component of a concrete contract, i.e., the structural frame, 75 percent of the civil engineering costs and 35 to 60 percent of the building construction costs relate to steel reinforcement and concrete and as such are governed by codes of practice, building regulations, or similar legislation. Considerable expenditure on the part of the contractor in the planning of operations, redesign of the structure, and streamlining of methods can only provide marginal economies in these areas. There are opportunities, however, for obtaining major rewards in return for money spent and effort expended on the planning and organization of that part of the component which accounts for the remainder of the structural costs (40 to 60 percent in case of building and up to 25 percent in the of civil engineering). The man on the work site through application of his skill, experience and ability, complement the contribution made by designer and the engineer, The resulting combination of engineering skills and trades dexterity can insure that the best use of materials, with the greatest return for labor invested, is achieved.
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