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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…

Best Practices for a Safer Jobsite

31 Mar 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Almost 14 workers die on construction sites daily in the United States. This surmounts to 21% of deaths a year in the construction industry; making it the 9th most dangerous profession in the country. The importance of providing safety measures to workers has surged as…

5 Things to Look for When Buying Used Plywood

15 Mar 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Whether you’re making a new house, renovating, or simply making some furniture, you’re going to need quality plywood to ensure durability, aesthetics, and functionality. There are a number of variables to consider when it comes to choosing the right one, especially if you are looking…

4 Ways to Prevent Trenching Accidents

28 Feb 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Construction work is fraught with dangers. Accidents such as falling loads, gas leaks, and machinery malfunctions can take place at any time. However, when it comes to construction, excavation and trenching pose the greatest risks. Trenching accidents, such as cave-ins, can occur unexpectedly, but there…

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Construction Workers

15 Feb 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

During the winter season, performing any laborious task outdoors can turn problematic due to the harshness of the temperature, the slippery terrain, and the human body’s ability to survive in the cold. Construction work is dangerous as is, and the harsh weather conditions, be it…

How to Estimate Concrete Costs

28 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

When building a home or supervising a workplace renovation, one thing is for certain – you’re going to need a lot of concrete at the worksite! Concrete purchase cost estimation entails much more than just including the price of concrete per meter. There are multiple…

Common Defects in Concrete Formwork Systems

08 Jan 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Concrete formwork systems may face several deficiencies that can lead to structural weaknesses and disrupt work, or worse, injure workers. This article will look at some of the common defect found in concrete formwork systems: Formwork Defects Due To Imperfect Design And Construction Practice Any…

Insulated Concrete Forms Expected To Trend In 2019

15 Dec 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

The United States has experienced a dramatic rise in the number of natural disasters. The latest disaster in California, ‘Camp Fire’ resulted in the loss of 85 civilian lives along with 18,804 buildings that were turned to dust. Such widespread destruction is likely to occur…