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Concrete Formwork, Fifth Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9780826907738

Concrete Formwork provides valuable information on the construction and safe assembly and disassembly of formwork for residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial structures. Various aspects of concrete construction methods are presented in sequence, from site preparation through concrete placement and stripping forms.

A separate chapter provides comprehensive coverage of math fundamentals, printreading exercises, and estimating. The Appendix and illustrated Glossary provide reference material, such as ACI and OSHA guidelines and regulations and the use of surveying instruments.

Contents include:

  • The Building Site
  • Wall Form Methods and Materials
  • Residential Foundations
  • Flatwork
  • Heavy Construction
  • Precast Concrete Construction
  • Concrete Mix and Placement
  • Concrete Formwork Problems
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • Index

This edition has been updated with expanded information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and safety data sheets (SDSs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and total stations.

New topics in this edition include:

  • Wind turbine foundations
  • Micropiles
  • Bridge deck overhangs
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Form vibrators
  • Concrete structures such as bridges, dams, and grain elevators

References are made throughout the text-workbook to International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code standards. Also incorporated in the text-workbook are the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) recommendations and OSHA regulations.