Design and Selection Considerations for Concrete Falsework

by Kenneth C. Hover, (M.ASCE), Member; THP Limited Engineers, Cincinnati, Ohio,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 3, Pg. 527-541

Document Type: Journal Paper


Modern cast-in-place concrete construction often requires the use of sophisticated falsework systems which carry significant and complex loadings. Since these falsework systems must satisfy the requirements of safety, serviceability, and economy, their design should be approached in a rational structural engineering manner. Such a design must take into consideration some of the special concerns of falsework performance and construction loading. Selection of materials, erection and inspection of the falsework and evaluation of system performance are critical follow-up steps to the design process, and should be part of every falsework installation.

Subject Headings: Concrete | Falsework and scaffolds | Structural safety | Materials processing | Load factors | Cast in place | Concrete construction | Serviceability

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