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Title: Important Aspects of Formwork in Concrete Design
Author(s): Eric Peterson
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-16
Keywords: Formwork, concrete geometry, mockup, shop drawings
Abstract:This paper is based upon a presentation given in honor of Dov Kaminetzky’s long-term interest in the design of formwork, as it forms the major link in the successful execution of cast-in-place concrete structures. The intent is to illustrate how the design documents are viewed from a formwork builder’s perspective. Through the use of the example of one project, The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland California, the use of the design documents are presented and discussed in terms of the information provided by the designer and how the formwork builder processes and utilizes this information to successfully produce the finished structure. The presentation follows a process of utilizing design provided information to complete the geometric information needed to construct the formwork, and the verification methods utilized throughout planning and construction. It highlights a particular and careful intermediate process, which takes place between the design and a completed concrete structure.
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