Forming America

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…

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…