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This Manual presents many of the basic and most important aspects of concrete formwork, including formwork materials, form hardware, and formwork safety practices. UBC members will learn how to fabricate simple wall forms for a footing form and a foundation wall form in a safe and efficient way. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction, 20008M.
The Form Hardware Manual provides the UBC Member with the information and skills necessary to recognize, select, and install form hardware. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of a variety of hardware devices reinforce learning. Comparisons and contrasts of different pieces of hardware illustrate which ones are best suited for specific applications. Handson practice using some of this hardware prepares UBC Members for the use of form hardware on the jobsite. Replaces sections of Concrete Construction, 20008M, and Wall, Pilaster and Column Forms, 20021M.
Different forming systems and the components of wall, pilaster, and column forms are discussed in this Manual. The basic principles of erecting and dismantling forms are also described. Advantages and disadvantages of each system are presented. Safety procedures related to wall and stair forms are emphasized throughout. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction,
This Manual covers the uses and applications of both slipforms and gang forms as well as their proper installation. Stripping techniques for gang forms are also explained. Because slipforming is a specialized type of concrete construction requiring additional skills and understanding beyond standard formwork, the unusual demands of slipforming are thoroughly covered. Safety practices and procedures related to the construction of gang forms and slipforms are emphasized. Replaces sections of Concrete Construction, 20008M.
The Flatwork: Slab and Decks Manual covers the construction processes involved in building the formwork for both slabs and decks. The Manual begins with excavating and preparing the ground for slab formwork and proceeds to erecting towers high above the ground to support deck formwork. Detailed descriptions of the most common methods for constructing both slab and deck forms are provided, along with opportunities for practicing several basic form building tasks. Safe practices for everything done both in the workshop and on the job are emphasized. Replaces old Floor and Beam Forms and Shoring, 20023M.
In this Manual UBC members will learn about casting, precast history, onsite and offsite forming, and architectural and structural concrete. The procedures typically used when working with precast concrete are given. Transportation and handling are covered as well as grouting. Safety procedures are presented. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction, 20008M.
In this Manual UBC members will learn about architectural and structural concrete mixtures and additives, grouts and epoxies. Concrete admixtures can improve concrete quality, manageability, acceleration or retardation of setting time among other properties that could be altered to get specific results.
The Footing Forms Manual describes the tools, materials, and procedures for locating, laying out, and forming footings. The Manual emphasizes the critical aspects of location and layout for installing footing properly. Further, the Manual presents the skills necessary to ensure that the footings are at the correct elevations and built to the proper dimensions. Different types of footing are compared and related to their appropriate applications. Replaces a section from Concrete Construction, 20008M, and portions of Foundations, 20002M.
This Manual begins with an overview of tilt-up construction, including types of casting surfaces, bond-breaking agents, and types of panels. It covers concrete placement and transferring concrete from the truck into forms. Participants will learn how to estimate the amount of concrete necessary for casting floor slabs and panel elements as well as the importance of accuracy in performing concrete placement, vibration, and striking. Pre-tilt procedures are presented, emphasizing the importance of lifting and bracing in the panel-setting process. Connection methods are covered, specifying several kinds of structural connections for use between panels. Emphasis is given to safely and effectively removing temporary bracing and to bracing and sealing joints. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction, 20008M.
This workshop Manual deals with an increasingly popular type of residential and commercial construction, Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). The major objective of the workshop is to ensure that participants are prepared to construct the exterior walls, decks, and sloped roofs of ICFs safely and properly. The Manual covers the selection and ordering of materials and procedures for laying out and constructing ICF walls, decks, and sloped roofs, as well as procedures for helping to fill the forms with steel reinforcement and concrete. Participants are shown how to perform construction tasks according to design specifications and applicable building codes. Safe work practices are emphasized throughout the Manual. Procedures are thoroughly illustrated. Replaces Insulating Concrete Forms, 20074M
This Manual thoroughly explains the process of reinforcing concrete using steel bars, fibers, and fiber-reinforced polymer. New technology, just recently used in reinforcing concrete, is also explained. The Manual first provides an overview of forces acting upon concrete so that the participant understands the need for reinforcement. A review of print reading is then provided, specifically discussing the interpretation of the schedules dealing with reinforcement material. The Manual then presents in detail the installation process. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate materials and installation processes. Safety precautions and procedures are emphasized throughout. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction, 20008M
This Building Layout Manual covers general procedures, basic skills, and the necessary tools and materials needed to lay out a building. The architectural lines and symbols shown on site plan prints which are necessary to facilitate layout are also discussed. The Manual includes such topics as: building footprint and site layout; layout for excavation; footings, pile, caissons, and piers; anchor bolts, embedments, and blockouts; slab on grade; elevator and stair core; and other topics related to building layout. Replaces portions of Concrete Construction, 20008M, and Foundations, 20002M.