Monday, March 8, 2010

Formwork 2 - Fabrication

After the failed first test a number of lessons were learned: that the form needed to be stiffened dramatically to stop flexing, the areas around the bolts needed reinforcing and the form needed to be narrowed by a couple of centimeters to protect the edge of the foundation cap.

The materials of Formwork 1 were recycled to form the basis of formwork2. A new set of braces and brackets were fitted to the outside of the forms, and the clamps were replaced with pairs of through-bolts.

Stripping_Form1 Form2_BracesFinished_side

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