347-04: Guide to Formwork for Concrete


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Title: 347-04: Guide to Formwork for Concrete


Publication: Technical Documents



Appears on pages(s): 32

Keywords: anchors; architectural concrete; coatings; concrete; construction; falsework; forms; form ties; formwork; foundations; quality control; reshoring; shoring; slipform construction; specifications; tolerances.

Date: 10/15/2004


Note: 347-04 is Out of Print. A PDF version is available, however, a newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 347R-14.

Objectives of safety, quality, and economy are given priority in these guidelines for formwork. A section on contract documents explains the kind and amount of specification guidance the engineer/architect should provide for the contractor. The remainder of the report advises the formwork engineer/ contractor on the best ways to meet the specification requirements safely and economically. Separate chapters deal with design, construction, and materials for formwork. Considerations peculiar to architectural concrete are also outlined in a separate chapter. Other sections are devoted to formwork for bridges, shells, mass concrete, and underground work. The concluding chapter on formwork for special methods of construction includes slipforming, preplaced-aggregate concrete, tremie concrete, precast, and prestressed concrete.