Forms are the tools and dies of concrete construction. They mould the concrete to the desired shape and size. But formwork is more than a mould; it is a temporary structure that supports its own weight and that of the freshly placed concrete, as well as the construction live loads. The profitability of a project depends on how the contractor handles the formwork. To achieve maximum re-use of formwork and minimum expenditure in construction, the cost of the formwork must be included in the total cost of the project. The sequence of construction must be so planned as to use the formwork in a most efficient manner. Arising out of difficulties faced in the formwork for syphons, aqueducts and spillway bridges, the author's company has developed a "rolling truss" type of formwork for their projects. The paper describes the salient features of the "rolling truss".

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Golani, B D
  • Publication Date: 1978-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 7-11
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM