Analysis of wall formwork in the Australian multi-storey construction industry

Carson, Bradley (2016) Analysis of wall formwork in the Australian multi-storey construction industry. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

This research paper has two primary objectives. Firstly, to research and evaluate the relevant Australian standards and regulations for vertical wall formwork. Secondly to evaluate and analyse the wall formwork used in multi-storey formwork construction. The primary objectives are established to expand the general understanding of vertical wall formwork use within the Australian high-rise construction industry, as well as the associated regulations.

A research case study of 77 Australian high-rise construction sites was deemed the most suitable initial method for gathering data for this study. A combination of research and consultation with representatives from building and formwork contractors involved in the respective construction projects was employed to gather said data. Limit State Analysis and Finite Element Analysis was then used to evaluate the structural capacity of some the types of wall formwork identified as being used in the high-rise construction industry.

The project case study was very useful in obtaining information pertaining to formwork use as well as identifying a specific range of concrete pressures that wall formwork is subjected to on a high-rise construction site. Because wall formwork systems are predominately pre-engineered and prefabricated for re-use over and over again, this data is particularly useful for formwork designers. There is currently a gap in appropriate literature for formwork designers in the Australian formwork industry. It is hoped that the outputs of this study can serve as a guide to help cover this gap in regards to wall formwork.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Civil Engineering project
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Supervisors: Banerjee, Sourish
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 01:52
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: wall formwork; multi-storey construction
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31383

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