Components and Installation Procedures for Beam Formwork

Beam Formwork Procedures

The basic framework for many modern buildings consists of a base supporting several pairs of columns, which, in turn, provide the necessary support for a series of interconnecting high beams. Today, the material of choice for each component is invariably concrete. The raw material’s fluid consistency enables a builder to create elaborate shapes that would be difficult if not impossible with bricks while also being far more robust. However, to shape a concrete beam, formwork and a suitable quantity of scaffolding will be necessary. 

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Which Scaffolding Components will You Need for Your Next Project?

The Scaffolding Components You Will Need

If you are a builder or manage a construction company, and parts or all of your next project will necessitate workers operating at height, you will need a suitably safe and stable working platform. While, once, this would have been constructed from bamboo or timber poles bound together with rope, today, most scaffolds are now fabricated from metal, predominantly steel. Furthermore, the wide selection of scaffolding components now available has extended the range of applications for this tried and tested construction aid. 

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What is Formwork in Civil Engineering And The Role It Plays.

Formwork in Civil Engineering

What is formwork in civil engineering? The term refers to the creation of temporary moulds in which you then pour concrete for it to be formed. In this article, we will look at what role formwork has played in civil engineering and how it continues to make great buildings possible.

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Selflock Scaffolding Manufacturers

Selflock Scaffolding Manufacturers Serve the Needs of the Small Builder

If one were to take a walk around any large town or city in South Africa or beyond our borders, it would be most unusual not to encounter three or four buildings encased in scaffolding either undergoing construction or some form of renovation. The dozens of smaller properties in a city’s suburbs where builders also rely on elevated work platforms to perform their tasks may be less easily spotted. In South Africa, most small builders rely on Selflock scaffolding manufacturers to supply their platform needs, and for several good reasons.

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Scaffolding Manufacturers in South Africa and Their Preferences

Modern Scaffolding Manufacturers in South Africa

A city is much like a living creature. In some parts, new buildings are slowly rising into the sunlight while, elsewhere, older structures show signs of ageing and are awaiting renewal. The growth, decay, and renewal processes continue in good times and bad. However, it could not do so without the support of scaffolding manufacturers in South Africa. In practice, without the benefit of their elevated work platforms, it is unlikely that any structure much higher than two storeys would exist today.

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History of Kwikstage Scaffolding Manufacturers

A Brief History of Kwikstage Scaffolding Manufacturers and the Product

A UK-based company named RMD Kwikform, founded in 1948, was the brain behind an iconic product now known to and respected by construction companies throughout the developed world. Around 35 years ago, the British company became the first of the many Kwikstage scaffolding manufacturers that have since grown to become a global supply network. 

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The Importance of Formwork in Construction Projects

Artisans have been employing moulds for various purposes since the early days of civilisation. One of the earliest uses was to shape vessels and other implements from molten metal. While crafters often fashioned their moulds from clay, at some stage, they began shaping it into rectangular bricks using slats of wood to hold the moist mud whilst it dried. Without realising it, these clay brick makers were the first to become aware of the potential importance of formwork in construction. 

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A Guide To Kwikstage Scaffolding Components

Understanding the Kwikstage Scaffolding Components

Humans have been relying on various forms of elevated work platforms for thousands of years. For some, these structures offered a means to produce works of art, from Palaeolithic cave paintings to the iconic works of Michaelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Others used similar setups to erect tall buildings and monuments of brick and concrete. Those early artists and artisans used primitive frameworks of bamboo poles bound together with rope. Today, these have been replaced mainly by sophisticated alternatives like the extensive range of Kwikstage scaffolding components.

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Role of Scaffolding and Formwork

The Crucial Role of Scaffolding and Formwork

Since humans first abandoned the comparative security of their cave dwellings, they have strived to build increasingly more elaborate shelters. While reeds, branches, and mud were adequate building materials for their simple homes, as settlements became more permanent, the need for other forms of accommodation soon followed. The move to taller structures created a demand for scaffolding, and formwork became necessary soon after the invention of concrete. 

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Concrete and Shuttering Have Changed

How Concrete and Shuttering Have Changed Architecture Forever

While structures composed predominately of bricks remain popular, these rectangular building blocks have their limitations. Though undeniably attractive, they are useful mainly for relatively straight-walled constructions, such as simplex and duplex homes. A less rigid building material and special handling techniques were necessary to create rounded structures, such as arches, domes, and columns.

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