Modular Structural Forming System for Shotcrete


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Title: Modular Structural Forming System for Shotcrete

Author(s): Dale Pearcey

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 14

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 29-30

Keywords: construction; costs; domes (structural forms); energy conservation; formwork (construction); shells (structural forms); shotcrete; tunnels; Construction

Date: 5/1/1992

Describes a shotcrete forming system that uses stay-in-place structural beams for the primary formwork strength and shape control. Reinforcing steel is attached to tabs on the beams at controlled spacings. A simple liner attached to the structural skeleton provides a low-cost backstop for the shotcrete application. The system is fast and easy to erect, and produces considerable cost savings.