Formwork Contractor Company Perth ➢ What is Formwork? ➢ What is formwork in building construction? ➢ Different Types of Formwork ➢ What is the purpose of scaffolding in construction? ➢ How to Choose a Formwork Contractor Company? ➢ How to choose a quality formwork system supplier and a reliable formwork solution ➢ About Brosna Construction ➢ Contact Brosna Construction
What is Formwork? Formwork in construction is the use of support structures and moulds to create structures out of concrete which is poured into the moulds. Formwork can be made using moulds out of steel, wood, aluminium and/or prefabricated forms. Formwork is an ancillary construction, used as a mould for a structure.
What is formwork in building construction? Formwork is temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured. In the context of concrete construction, the falsework supports the shuttering molds.
Different Types of Formwork Traditional timber formwork: The formwork is built on site out of timber and plywood or moisture-resistant particleboard. It is easy to produce but time-consuming for larger structures, and the plywood facing has a relatively short lifespan. It is still used extensively where the labour costs are lower than the costs for procuring reusable formwork. It is also the most flexible type of formwork, so even where other systems are in use, complicated sections may use it Engineered Formwork System: This formwork is built out of prefabricated modules with a metal frame (usually steel or aluminium) and covered on the application (concrete) side with material having the wanted surface structure (steel, aluminum, timber, etc.). The two major advantages of formwork systems, compared to traditional timber formwork, are speed of construction (modular systems pin, clip, or screw together quickly) and lower life-cycle costs (barring major force, the frame is almost indestructible, while the covering if made of wood; may have to be replaced after a few or a few dozen - uses, but if the covering is made with steel or aluminium the form can achieve up to two thousand uses depending on care and the applications). Re-usable plastic formwork: These interlocking and modular systems are used to build widely variable, but relatively simple, concrete structures. The panels are lightweight and very robust. They are especially suited for similar structure projects and low-cost, mass housing schemes. Permanent Insulated Formwork:
This formwork is assembled on site, usually out of insulating concrete forms (ICF). The formwork stays in place after the concrete has cured, and may provide advantages in terms of speed, strength, superior thermal and acoustic insulation, space to run utilities within the EPS layer, and integrated furring strip for cladding finishes. Flexible formwork: In contrast to the rigid moulds described above, flexible formwork is a system that uses lightweight, high strength sheets of fabric to take advantage of the fluidity of concrete and create highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms. Using flexible formwork it is possible to cast optimised structures that use significantly less concrete than an equivalent strength prismatic section, thereby offering the potential for significant embodied energy savings in new concrete structures.
What is the purpose of scaffolding in construction?Â Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging,is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on site to get access to heights and areas that would be otherwise hard to get to.Unsafe scaffolding has the potential to result in death or serious injury. Scaffolding is also used in adapted forms for formwork and shoring, grandstand seating, concert stages, access/viewing towers, exhibition stands, ski ramps, half pipes and art projects. There are five main types of scaffolding used worldwide today. These are Tube and Coupler (fitting) components, prefabricated modular system scaffold components, H-frame / facade modular system scaffolds, timber scaffolds and bamboo scaffolds (particularly in China). Each type is made from several components which often include: A base jack or plate which is a load-bearing base for the scaffold. The standard, the upright component with connector joins. The ledger, a horizontal brace. The transom, a horizontal cross-section load-bearing component which holds the batten, board, or decking unit. Brace diagonal and/or cross section bracing component. Batten or board decking component used to make the working platform.
Coupler, a fitting used to join components together. Scaffold tie, used to tie in the scaffold to structures. Brackets, used to extend the width of working platforms. Specialized components used to aid in their use as a temporary structure often include heavy duty load bearing transoms, ladders or stairway units for the ingress and egress of the scaffold, beams ladder/unit types used to span obstacles and rubbish chutes used to remove unwanted materials from the scaffold or construction project.
How to Choose a Formwork Contractor Company?Â Choosing the right contractor to suit your building and construction needs is vital to ensure that the project is completed properly, professionally and safely.
Where to Start To begin the process of choosing a contractor, a good approach is to select at least three reputable contractors and ask them to assess the job in terms of what they can offer. If they are a trusted and reliable company with a good work ethic, they will answer any questions asked and give advice on important factors of construction such as materials, time frame, costs and so forth. The quality of the advice which they dispense is a key indicator as to who will do a good job and who will do an outstanding job. Always ask for a quote and make sure that it is received in writing. Better Safe Than Sorryâ€Ś The next step in the selection process is to assess what safety standards are upheld by a contractor. In Australia, there is an OHS Act & SANS 100085 with which all construction companies should be certified. Construction companies should also uphold and follow the various health and safety procedures as outlined by the Act in every construction project they embark on.
Employees should be fully trained by a Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) approved college or educator. It is illegal in fact to have labourers who are not trained in accordance with the SANS 10085 as promulgated in the Construction Regulations, which is a part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act). When standards are increased by the government, the company should train their employees immediately to meet with this standard of safety. If a client is considering the use of a construction company that is not up to par with these standards, the project may become hindered by injury of labourers or bystanders and both the construction company and developers may face serious legal action. What You Want Should Be What You Get Another important aspect to consider when hiring a contractor is to become familiar with the materials and the types of surface work which can be used as a decoration if your project is going to have flat areas, such as a terrace. There are many ways in which simple effects such as decorative concrete can add a cost-effective and aesthetic benefit. It is a good idea to make sure that the contractor is up to date with these techniques before they begin labour. The crux of whether or not a contractor is trustworthy, experienced and capable of doing the job you require correctly is how they react when asked for some local references. Any contractor based in one location or even dispersed nationally should be more than happy to provide the addresses of some previous construction jobs which they have completed. If they cannot offer any references, or their references do not seem to exist, then hiring them is going to be problematic. It is important that those wanting to hire a contractor do check previous jobs with someone who is experienced in formwork and scaffolding, as mistakes are easily hidden from a layman’s point of view. Finally, the decision as to which contractor is right for the job should not only be based on the findings of the points discussed above, but also on gut instinct or whether you are able to effectively communicate with them. If a contractor does not “feel right” for the job, or is not respectful to you there is no point in hiring them for the contract as there needs to be a healthy working relationship between both parties.
How to choose a quality formwork system supplier and a reliable formwork solution
While there is much debate around future trends in the construction industry, Australia continues to enjoy unprecedented levels of construction and development, particularly in our largest centres. With this growth, has come an increasing demand for modular formwork. It’s easy to see why. Modular formwork offers speed of construction, flexibility and labour savings. Brosna Construction continues to secure formwork projects, particularly in commercial and residential markets, and our modular formwork products are becoming increasingly sought after. So what should you look for in a modular formwork supplier and in formwork products more generally? SAFETY & QUALITY It goes without saying that safety and quality are of utmost importance with any type of formwork or scaffolding. Make sure your supplier and their products meet the necessary standards set by Standards Australia. Brosna Construction procedures are certified to Quality Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001 and our products are manufactured to Australian Standard AS1576. We also impose a thorough inspection and testing regime on our hire equipment to guarantee the enduring strength and quality of each & every piece. There aren’t many companies who invest in this level of maintenance of their hire equipment. Repeat business orders from many of our customers demonstrates the quality of our product and excellence of our service. VALUE FOR MONEY Quality formwork systems don’t have to cost the earth. In designing and building formwork, you should aim for maximum economy. Formwork, after all, is only temporary and does not form part of the final structure.
Clever design can contribute greatly to overall cost. Brosna Construction offers expert engineering and technical support to projects of all shapes and sizes. Our formwork is also well-priced. Waco systems are durable, reusable, and quick to erect, which means enhanced productivity and reduced expense. Removing the need for the customers to cut down their conventional formwork (timber and plywood) to size, also means less wastage – which is better for your project’s bottom-line and the environment. EXPERIENCE Look for someone with proven formwork experience across a variety of sectors. Brosna Construction has been providing scaffolding and formwork to the Australian Construction Industry for more than 30 years. We’re known for our commitment to service excellence and our ‘can-do’ approach. EASE OF ASSEMBLY Formwork systems should be quick and easy to erect and dismantle. Brosna’s horizontal Kwik-Deck system allows for quick recycling of panels & beams and features a quick-release drop head system for fast striking. Our vertical formwork products have less components than traditional Econo-Form panels, saving you time and effort on shutter assembly. CAPACITY Make sure your formwork supplier has sufficient product and capacity. In other words: enough formwork product, adequate man power (including labour if required) and the technical expertise to do the job well.
About Brosna Construction Since 2013, Brosna Construction has been offering quality construction services to our clients in Perth and Western Australia. Our expert construction services have allowed us to become one of the most renowned companies in the region. If you require any service related to
construction, you need not look anywhere else as when you hire us; we work as a team and because of that; our services are unmatched in the industry.
There is no compromise on quality at Brosna Construction services. We take our time to understand what you are looking for through intensive preparation. You can also give us a call, and we will send one of our staff members to you for a visit as well, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of coming all the way to us. This allows us to have a good look at what you currently have with the project and where you need to go. This enables us to suggest the most suitable solution for your requirements. We make sure that our engineers work with you to understand your vision whether it’s a large project or a small one. We create a blueprint, taking into account the resources you wish to devote to the project. However, if you have something special in mind for the project, please do let us know so we can ensure to turn that project of yours into a reality. To stay ahead of the game and our competitors in Western Australia, we are always improving and continue studying and evolving our ways. Our managers continue to implement new and innovative construction/renovation technologies and techniques. It is because of our dedication to adapt to the changing times that we are regarded highly in the industry for our quality work! Our Team To give you nothing short of excellent service, we only employ the best and the most committed and hardworking people in the business. All of our managers and most of our employees have years of experience working in the construction industry. When we are hired to do a job, our staff pays attention to detail, going the extra mile so that each client gets the best construction services. To keep our employees protected and safe during the projects, we have made sure that they are all licensed, fully trained in safety and hazard prevention and insured as per the rules and regulations of Western Australia. This is important as it also benefits our customers as they are sure of our dedication to compliance. Our Reputation Two things make us stand out from the rest! 1. We will offer nothing but quality construction services 2. We will work with integrity and dedication
Our Quality We are dedicated to quality in everything we do. We are constantly evaluating our work and looking for even better ways of completing tasks that we already do well. We understand that quality management can never stand still. Our ultimate goal is to build our company to become one of the best construction firms in all of Australia. So if you are in the market for construction, give us a call! We will be more than happy to send one of our experts your way to sit down and talk about what you need!
Contact Brosna Construction If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact us on the following details provided below or alternatively you can complete our online enquiry form located left and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Address: 21 Darlot Road, Landsdale, Perth, Western Australia, 6065 Phone: (08) 6460 5053 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.brosnaconstruction.com.au
Published on Mar 15, 2018
Published on Mar 15, 2018
Formwork in construction is the use of support structures and moulds to create structures out of concrete which is poured into the moulds. F...