Climbing formwork is a special type of formwork for large vertical concrete structures. Climbing formworks will represent an effective solution for structures that require seamless walls or have a very repetitive form.
There are several types of climbing formwork, depending on the type of building being built. They can move on their own, using hydraulic or electric jacks, commonly known as self-climbing formwork, or they can be relocated with cranes and other equipment.
There is also a gliding formwork, called Slipform, but it is moving continuously (when pouring is being made) instead of periodically like the self-climbing formwork. The self-climbing formwork remains in place during the pouring process. Crane picked-up jump forms are typically used on buildings of five stories or more; fully self-climbing jump form systems are generally used on structures with more than 20-floor levels.
Normally, this type of formwork is constructed from steel members. Concrete form panels are attached to this frame; some of them supported on rollers. After the concrete walls are poured, it is released and moved away from the wall. Then, if self-climbing formwork is being used, jacks lift the frame up to the next level or to the next area where it will be used. This is normally a relatively fast procedure.
Once the climbing formwork is in position, the panels are closed, and the next concrete wall is poured. The cycle continues, which is normally three to five days. Faster times can be achieved but you will need a really specialized and trained crew. However, the limiting factor to faster times is usually the construction of the floor slabs, which are poured as a separate process.
It is highly recommended in super tall structures like:
Some of the manufacturers or distributors of self-climbing formworks are:
Climbing formworks should be assembled or might be rented along with the following components:
Also be sure that the equipment has the right components to plumb, horizontally and vertically, the formwork. Some of the models are also equipped with rails that will facilitate the formwork removal, so you can clean and repair concrete if necessary.
April 13, 2022
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