Basic Principles of Formwork


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.

Aims & Objectives:

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

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.