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Formwork

the term given to either temporary or

permanentmoldsinto whichconcreteor
similar materials are poured.

Formworks
Formula in Finding the Materials for Square
and Rectangular Column Forms

P = 2 ( a + b) + 0.20
P = lateral perimeter of the column
a = shorter side of the column
b = the longer side of the column
0.20 = constant value for the lapping of joints

Sample Formworks
Computation for Column

a. Solve for the Lateral

perimeter:
P = 2 ( a + b ) + 0.20
P = 2 ( 0.40 + 0.60 ) +
0.20
P = 2.20 m

b. Multiply the height

and number of
columns to get the
lateral surface area.
Area = P x H x No.
Columns
A = 2.20m x 5.0m x
10
A = 110 sq. meters
c. Divide areas by
2.88 to get number of
plywood

Sample Formworks
Computation for Column
(cont)
c. Divide areas by
2.88 to get number of
plywood

d. Solving the 2 x 2 wood

frame, multiply 29.67 board foot
39 Plywood x 29.67 = 1,157
board foot

Circular Column
1. Solve for the circumference of one
column
2. Multiply by column height to find the
surface area
3. Multiply the area by the number of
columns

Formworks
Formula in Finding the Materials for
Beams and Girder Forms

P = 2 ( a + b) + 0.10
P = lateral perimeter of the column
a = shorter side of the column
b = the longer side of the column
0.10 = constant value for the lapping of
joints

Board Foot of Wood Frame

for Column and Beam per
Plywood Form
Thickness of Plywood Form
Post
Beam

Size
of
Wood
6 mm
Fram
(1/4")
e
2" x

29.67

12 mm
(1/2")

6 mm
(1/4")

12 mm
(1/2")

20.33

25.06

18.66

Scaffoldings