Basic Principles of Formwork

This course will provide the engineer with a basic knowledge of this specialist subject and increase his awareness of its use on site.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.


Most engineers come into contact with formwork but don't understand the design or detailing that is required to produce an effective and safe scheme.

Course Outline:

  • Concrete pressures and the principles of formwork design
  • Concrete finishes
  • Wall Formwork
  • Soffit Formwork
  • Criteria for striking formwork
  • Health and Safety issues
  • Selection of materials and equipment
  • Proprietary Systems
  • The use of release agents
  • Types and uses of permanent formwork
  • Concrete surface blemishes caused by formwork
  • Recent developments in products and systems


Intended For:

People who are not involved with the design and construction of formwork but would benefit from a basic knowledge of the subject.

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