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Formwork for Concrete Structures
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This is a definitive guide to formwork design, materials, and methods - fully updated. "Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition," provides current information on designing and building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process. Developed with the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification (NDS 2005), this book covers recent advances in materials, money - and energy-saving strategies, safety guidelines, OSHA regulations, and dimensional tolerances. Up-to-date sample problems illustrate practical applications for calculating loads and stresses. This comprehensive manual also includes new summary tables and equations and a directory of suppliers. "Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition," covers: economy of formwork; pressure of concrete on formwork; properties of form material; form design; shores and scaffolding; failures of formwork; forms for footings, walls, and columns; forms for beams and floor slabs; patented forms for concrete floor systems; forms for thin-shell roof slabs; forms for architectural concrete; slipforms; forms for concrete bridge decks; and, flying deck forms.
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Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Economy of Formwork; Chapter 3. Pressure of Concrete on Formwork; Chapter 4. Properties of Form Material; Chapter 5. Design of Wood Members for Formwork; Chapter 6. Shores and Scaffolding; Chapter 7. Failures of Formwork; Chapter 8. Forms for Footings; Chapter 9. Forms for Walls; Chapter 10. Forms for Columns; Chapter 11. Forms for Beams and Floor Slabs; Chapter 12. Patented Forms for Concrete Floor Systems; Chapter 13. Forms for Thin-Shell Roof Slabs; Chapter 14. Forms for Architectural Concrete; Chapter 15. Slipforms; Chapter 16. Forms for Concrete Bridge Decks; Chapter 17. Flying Deck Forms; Appendix A. Dimensional Tolerances for Concrete Structures; Appendix B. Guidelines for Safety Requirements for Shoring Concrete Formwork; Appendix C. OSHA Regulations for Formwork and Shoring; Appendix D. Conversion of Units of Measure between U.S. Customary System and Metric System; Appendix E. Directory of Organizations and Companies Related to Formwork for Concrete; Index

About the Author

Robert L. Peurifoy taught civil engineering at the University of Texas and Texas A&I College, and construction engineering at Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University. He served as a highway engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and was the author of Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods and Estimating Construction Costs, Fifth Edition. Mr. Peurifoy was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which presents an award in his name. Garold D. Oberlender, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University, where he was coordinator of the Graduate Program in Construction Engineering and Project Management. He has more than 40 years' experience as a consulting engineer, author, and professor.

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