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formwork

[fawrm-wurk] /ˈfɔrmˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
the structure of boards, bolts, etc., composing a form for poured-concrete or rammed-earth construction.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; form + work
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Examples from the web for formwork
  • First they erected a vertical formwork of spruce branches and trunks.
  • All formwork shall be adequately supported before any worker may work on top of the form work.
  • The formwork must stay in place until the concrete is strong enough to carry it's own weight.
  • The channels would eventually be filled with concrete after the formwork was done to close off the ends of the channels.
  • The formwork was filled up to the top from those valves.
  • Limited views of the flowing concrete were possible through holes in the formwork in the gables.
  • No existing formwork matched the profiles of the waffle design or the edge conditions needed for the panel to panel joints.
  • No other factor has as much impact on the appearance of the substructure as the quality of the formwork.
  • In cast-in-place construction the formwork is supported from a movable form carrier.
  • A formwork carpenter creates the shuttering and falsework used in concrete construction.
British Dictionary definitions for formwork

formwork

/ˈfɔːmˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
an arrangement of wooden boards, bolts, etc, used to shape reinforced concrete while it is setting Also called (esp Brit) shuttering
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