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Forming America

The Ultimate Formwork Safety Checklist

18 Sep 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Improper construction of formwork can damage the structurally integrity of your jobsite, as well as pose a threat to the well-being of those you’ve hired to get the job done. As you set up your construction site, hopefully utilizing the services of a concrete form…

HOW TO POUR THE PERFECT CONCRETE SLAB

10 Sep 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Incorrectly pouring concrete can lead to significant problems down the road, including bug holes, cold joints, and honey combing. These problems commonly occur when using shoring equipment, but they can be mitigated by use of a concrete vibrator. This machine consolidates concrete and refines the…

Adaptive Reuse: Unleashing a Building’s Potential

28 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

Many older buildings simply get demolished to make way for new construction but doing so isn’t always the best use of the existing structure. Some of these buildings have become historic landmarks or, at the very least, a fixture in their city or neighborhood. Tearing…

LEED™ Certification and Concrete: What You Need to Know

28 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

The United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) system is a way of rating a building’s overall environmental performance. The idea behind LEED™ is to encourage builders, contractors, and others to make use of sustainable designs and materials.  

6 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Construction Vendor

14 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

If you’re preparing to hire a construction vendor, you want to make certain you’re working with the best. You often rely on these vendors for more than basic concrete forms or other raw materials. You may need large or special orders, or perhaps new products…

Why You Need One Of These 8 Symons Concrete Forms Systems

31 Jul 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

If your construction job requires adaptability and the conservation of strength and labor, look no further than Symons Forms. It’s an extensive and versatile line of forming systems developed to create the concrete foundations of most construction projects. Symons Forms range from pre-engineered cast-in-place systems…

America’s Border Wall: A Construction Timeline

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

The topic of an expansive border wall between the United States and Mexico has been highly debated – and well, divisive, for lack of a better word – in public circles since President Trump made the campaign promise of a Mexican-funded border wall in June…

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…