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Steel-ply Forms vs. Aluminum Forms

15 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Because they don’t warp like conventional form wood material, steel and aluminum are common concrete forms for sale in the market. They both have their advantages and pitfalls. Steel is heavier to lift, but it’s stronger and more durable. Aluminum, on the other hand, is…

6 Innovations in Concrete for 2017

02 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Concrete may be rigid and stiff once it cures, but concrete innovation is far from stagnant. Many new innovations are in the mix for 2017. Some of them are already being used in a widespread way in the construction industry, while others are just in…

Is 3D Printing the Future of Construction?

25 Apr 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Many industries use 3D printing to make processes more efficient and better serve consumers. While 3D printing has gained popularity for prototyping and bringing a new product to market, the construction industry still has a long way to go until 3D printing is a viable…

Emerging Trends in Concrete for 2017

10 Apr 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Concrete continues to be a solid material for traditional building techniques. Yet, new trends are taking concrete to beyond its established abilities. As a result, concrete can do more with greater ease due to new technology. These trends can improve any project, and they’re something…

Innovations in Concrete Forms: Are They Better?

03 Apr 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

The quest for the perfect concrete forming material continues. Most contractors would agree that if there is a better product out there, it makes good business sense to switch. The main concrete forming materials that have been used traditionally are metal and wood. Plastic and…

Types of Shoring and Their Uses

27 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Shoring is used to temporarily support structures that are compromised, need to be repaired, or are in the process of being built. Equipment must be strong and in good repair to keep the structure stable and safe for workers above, below, and around the work…

5 Key Elements of Successful Single-Sided Construction

20 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Single-sided construction, otherwise known as blindsided construction, makes building in difficult locations possible. These locations usually consist of concrete forming in urban areas where the concrete structure being built butts right up to another surface. This surface forms the blindside of the form, with just…

Safer Sidewalks: De-Icing Concrete is Here

13 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Winter weather can be hazardous — just ask anyone who’s had a moment of panic when their car skids on ice, or felt their feet go out from under them on a snowy sidewalk. Hitting a patch of ice is scary on its own, but…

Should you Rent Your Shoring Equipment?

06 Mar 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

In the concrete forming industry, businesses are often faced with the question of whether to buy or rent their shoring equipment. There are many factors that can make both options profitable, depending on the circumstances. Knowing what’s best for your business could mean the difference…

What Type of Formwork Does My Construction Project Need?

27 Feb 2017, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

Formwork is no small part of a construction job, involving expenditure of up to 20 to 25% of the cost of the structure. The type of formwork used for a construction project should allow for speed and ease of install while being versatile and durable….