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Project Number : 3206 Document Name.

: Civil Specifications Date: Marh 7, 2009 Project : Cut & Bend Processing Bldg. Owner : Rajhi Steel Industries DIVISION 3 CONCRETE SECTION 03000 TEMPORARY CONCRETE FORMS

SUBSECTION: INDEX PART 1 GENERAL 1.01 1.02 1.03 Description Quality Assurance Design

PART 2 PRODUCTS 2.01 Materials

PART 3 EXECUTION 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 Preparatory Work Execution Removal Tolerances

Part 1 General 1.01 Description A. Description of Work Work includes formwork for concrete work and installation into formwork of items, such as anchor bolts, setting plates, bearing plates, anchorage, inserts, frames, sleeves, nosing and other items to be embedded in concrete. 1.02 Quality Assurance A. Applicable Standards Comply with Standards specified in this Section. 1.03 Design A. Design of formwork is the responsibility of the Contractor. Conform to ACI 347. When designing forms for long spans where intermediate supports are not possible, figure anticipated from deflection due to weight of fresh concrete.

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Project Number : 3206 Document Name.: Civil Specifications Date: Marh 7, 2009 Project : Cut & Bend Processing Bldg. Owner : Al Rajhi Steel

Part 2 - Products 2.01 Materials A. Plywood Forms APA grade-trademarks, or approved equal sealed edges, mill oiled and not less than 15 mm thick. B. Lumber Forms Sound lumber of uniform thickness, dressed, tongue and groove, free from loose knots and of such moisture content as to prevent absorption of moisture. C. Metal Forms Type subject to Consultants Representative approval. D. Form Oil Non-staining type which will allow field applied paints to adhere concrete surfaces without failing. E. Form Sealer Type subject to Consultants Representative approval. F. Form Accessories Form ties, anchors and hangers of sufficient strength to completely resist displacement of forms due to construction loads and depositing of concrete. Provide tie-and spreader type from ties designed so that no metal will be within 25 mm of any surface when forms are removed. Where concrete surfaces are exposed to view, do not use forms tie which, when removed, will leave a depression larger than 25 mm in diameter. Use water seal ties in concrete exposed to hydrostatic pressure. G. Screed Chairs Metal; wood not permitted. Part 3 Execution 3.01 Preparation Work A. Clean and oil forms in accordance with ACI 347.

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Project Number : 3206 Document Name.: Civil Specifications Date: Marh 7, 2009 Project : Cut & Bend Processing Bldg. Owner : Al Rajhi Steel 3.02 Erection A. General Except as otherwise specified or indicated on the Drawings, place all concrete in temporary forms. B. Location 1. Plywood Forms Erect plywood forms at surfaces exposed to view and elsewhere unless directed by Consultants Representative at Contractors option. C. Construction 1. Forms Make forms removable without requiring prying or hammering against concrete and constructed so sides may be removed without disturbing bottom of forms or its supports. Brace and shore forms to safety support all vertical loads, lateral concrete pressure, lateral loads and special loads and prevent displacement of adjusting shores in order that settlement may be taken up during concrete depositing operations. Construct forms for floor slab construction joints full depth of slab. Install chamber strips in forms to provide beveled corners at all exposed edges where required. 2. Inserts, Anchors and Sleeves: Install all inserts, anchors and sleeves including those required and furnished by other trades. 3. Screeds Set Screeds to proper elevations to facilitate placement of concrete. 3.03 Removal A. General Removal of forms is subject to Consultants Representative approval.

B.

Removal Do not remove forms until concrete has hardened sufficiently to support its own height and imposed construction loads. Remove forms in such manner as to insure the complete safety of the building and to prevent spalling or chipping of concrete. When removing forms, conform to the following:

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Project Number : 3206 Document Name.: Civil Specifications Date: Marh 7, 2009 Project : Cut & Bend Processing Bldg. Owner : Al Rajhi Steel 1. Non-Weight Supporting Forms Formwork for columns, walls, sides of beams and other parts not supporting the weight of the concrete may be removed as soon as concrete has hardened sufficiently to resist damage from removal operations, but in no case sooner than 24 hours. 2. Weight Supporting Forms Do not remove formwork for beam soffits, supported slabs or other parts which support the weight of the concrete has reached its specified 28 day strength. For the purpose of form, determine strength by one of the following methods: a) Method No. 1: Cylinders, field cured under the most unfavorable conditions prevailing for any portion of the concrete represented. Method No. 2: laboratory cured only when concrete has been cured as specified in Section 03500.

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Tolerances A. Unless otherwise indicated on the drawings, erect formwork to the tolerances specified in ACI 347. Re-use of form boards is limited only for two (2) cycles.

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