The main thrust of this program has been to change concrete forming operations from the traditional stick-built system, with its heavy reliance on labor and material, to one that utilizes prefabricated components shipped to the project site. The prefabricated forming systems are either selected and purchased by a special forming staff from systems and methods available on the open market, or from the company's own shop which can build specific components based on designs submitted for a particular application. The selection of forming systems has been made a function of management at the company level. The "New Approaches Program" has led to savings in labor costs. Reducing material expenses, increasing productivity at the project site and improving job estimate reliability are other benefits.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Bolton, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-22
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 57
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM