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Formwork is temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured. In the context of concrete construction, the falsework supports the shuttering molds.
A concrete slab is a common structural element of modern buildings. Horizontal slabs of steel reinforced concrete, typically between 4 and 20 inches (100 and 500 millimeters) thick, are most often used to construct floors and ceilings, while thinner slabs are also used for exterior paving
Formwork is defined as a temporary construction to support the cast-in-situ concrete, in the form of a mould or a box. It is provided during construction of RCC Column, Beam, Slab, Stair, Shear Wall and arches.
It should be strong enough to withstand the load of the green concrete until it sets.
Concrete block, when built in tandem with concrete columns and tie beams and reinforced with rebar, is a very common building material for the load-bearing walls of buildings, in what is termed concrete block structure (CBS) construction.
The stairway and its sidewalls lie within a 27-foot-diameter circle. The upper landing and planters have their own radiuses as do the lower landing and the scrolling curve with which the sidewalls end. To build all these intersecting curved surfaces, the carpenter foreman decided to start with a full-scale layout which he drew on the steel troweled slab.
Forming curved surfaces can be accomplished by using plywood, which can be bent to the desired radius. However, the plywood must be thick enough to support the load, or pressure, of wet concrete yet thin enough to bend properly