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[fawrm-wurk] /ˈfɔrmˌwɜrk/
the structure of boards, bolts, etc., composing a form for poured-concrete or rammed-earth construction.
Origin of formwork
1915-20; form + work Unabridged
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  • 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


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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