Monthly Archive: July 2016

Concrete Formwork (Shuttering) Releasing Agents | Type | Functions

Removal of Hardened Concrete Block From Shuttering

Releasing agents are coatings applied on the formwork surface, prior to concreting, in-order to facilitate easy removal the form work or shuttering. If the appearance of the concrete surface is of significance, it is important that care is taken with…
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6 Crucial Design & Construction Requirements of Formwork (Shuttering)

Formwork The function of formwork (Shuttering) is to hold freshly placed and compacted concrete till it has gained sufficient strength to be self-supporting. It also serves the purpose to produce a concrete member of the required shape, size and the…
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Stress Control by Deflecting & Debonding Tendons in PSC Design

U Tub Composite Bridge Girder being Transported to site

Precast beams with straight, fully bonded tendons are very convenient for detailing and manufacture. However, one of the advantages of prestressing, namely using the dead toad of the unit to reduce transfer tensile stresses in the concrete, is lost in…
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