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Forming America

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…

4 Different Concrete Forms and Their Uses

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

Formwork is used by manufacturing molds made out of certain materials onto which concrete is poured. There are a number of different types of concrete forms for sale used in construction, and the method for choosing one usually relies on the project specifications. Formwork is…

7 Amazing Advantages Of Plywood

15 Nov 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Plywood is a material that is common in construction sites.  It’s often overlooked and underappreciated and yet it one of the most versatile materials to be available for construction purposes. Plywood may be cheap, but its quality and strength are commendable.  No matter where you…

5 Reasons To Rent Your Concrete Forms On Your Next Project

23 Oct 2018, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

With any construction project, the goal is to spend less and get more.  However, buying all the materials isn’t always the best idea.  Concrete forms can be expensive and time consuming to create and can take up significant space in your storage room. Why not rent…