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Forming America

How Robotics Are Playing A Crucial Role on The Jobsite

17 Jul 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

The implementation of robotics in the construction industry is a recent development, not without its resistance and hiccups. With the obvious benefit of efficiency brought by automation – which would certainly benefit jobsites with concrete form rentals – robotics certainly will play a crucial role…

Could Concrete Ever Be Replaced by Another Material?

18 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

Since the time of the Roman Empire, concrete has symbolized and brought forth civilization. This building block of modernity originated in the Middle East and was perfected by Roman engineers, only to be forgotten for a time, until the material’s rediscovery by Englishman Joseph Aspdin…

Pre-Fabricated and Modular Designs Are on The Rise

11 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms, News

As a solution to the construction productivity conundrum, pre-fabricated and modular designs have seen a rise in popularity and media coverage over the past few years. Constructed offsite in a Lego-like fashion, modular buildings use lean manufacturing techniques to pre-fabricate buildings in deliverable sections, sometimes…

Hard Hat Construction Jobsite Success Requires Soft Skills

04 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Ensuring a safe and productive workplace is of the utmost importance, especially on hard-hat jobsites that are building our nation’s infrastructure. It goes without saying that job-specific skills are crucial in construction, especially where concrete form rentals are implemented. Complicated projects such as these require…

The Building Blocks of Today

30 May 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

As a pre-engineered, modular formwork system, Steel-Ply is highly durable and versatile. The Symons Forms system can be used to create virtually any design or type of concrete structure. Applied in commercial as well as residential structures, Steel-Ply is more economical than custom built plywood…

How To Use Symons Forms

18 May 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

As a pre-engineered concrete forming system, Symons Forms have been used in some of the most iconic buildings around the world. These systems are factory built with impressive reusability, making it an ideal choice for the construction of a variety of structures. As a complete…

Tips for Proper Site Preparation

07 May 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

A building is only as strong as its foundation. No matter the size of your job, you have to properly prepare the site – especially before bringing concrete form rentals to the project. Site preparation includes removing dirt and rubbish, evaluating subsurface structures and utilities,…

Replacing Concrete: Is It Even Necessary?

27 Apr 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Concrete, a composite material comprising of aggregates, cement, and moisture has become an integral component of modern structural constructions. Having lent its strength in building formidable structures, from resilient Roman Colosseum of the past, to the sky touching Burj Khalifa today, its durability and flexibility…

Significance of Forms to the Construction Industry

13 Apr 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Concrete is a flexible and durable building material lacking any characteristic shape in a wet state. Concrete Forms or formwork functions as a mold, casting it into specific dimensions. It also supports the concrete mixture until it cures and becomes self-supporting. With advancements in research and…

5 Modern Concrete Materials To Keep an Eye On in 2019

06 Apr 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

Sweeping breakthroughs in technology throughout the past decade have affected anyone and everyone – especially in one of the biggest industries in the world: the construction industry. The unique blend of construction and technology has prompted innovation (even in concrete and concrete forming) on a…