Slipform Technique For Construction
The construction industry uses a range of methods and different techniques to build a variety of structures. As a part of this system, the slip form method is one of the techniques that a lot of construction companies are using.
This method of construction is primarily known to be a valuable alternative to the conventional formwork technique. It’s specialty is that it is a non-stop method as it allows vertical and horizontal construction simultaneously. In the slip form technique, concrete is continuously poured in the formwork.
Depending on the requirements of construction companies, listed below are some of the varieties in which companies can use this method of construction.
Types of Slipform Method For Construction
Every company’s requirement for building a structure is varied. Hence, depending on the process followed by each of them, there are certain t
As the name suggests, traditional slipforming is the type where the slip from enables efficient pouring of concrete in the formwork without any hindrance whatsoever. This method is ideal for building rise buildings, towers, domes, and other such similar structures. There is often a requirement of using cranes to lift concrete materials, jacks and other materials. The functionality of this method produces high durability concrete in general. The unique ‘mix and move’ feature built into volumetric vehicles gives complete control over the consistency of the concrete thus giving the desired results.
Slipforming for mass production
Slipforming for mass production is one of the less common slip form techniques, but on the other hand, the most effective for repeated structures. Mass production slipform-setups uses a gantry system. The Gantry Slipform system can be executed in different set ups; on shore fixed gantry slipform, on shore mobile gantry slipform, off shore gantry slipform on floating dock, off shore fixed gantry slipform etc.
Slipforming for conical structures
Slipforming of conical structures or conical slipforming is another highly used method.
The way this technique functions is similar to the traditional slipforming. The only difference is that there is a change in cross section diameter lengths with the variation in height of the structure being built. This change leads to attaining the desired shape of the structure that is the conical shape. Besides the cross sections, the wall thickness may or may not vary depending on the structure’s height, material used, cone size, etc. Conical slip forming is used for building smoke outlets in factories, chimneys etc with the help of slipform concrete.
Slipform formwork of every construction company is different. Since the requirements of the structure are different the need for customised slipforms is quite high in most cases. When the traditional, conventional slipform doesn’t seem to work, this new form of slipform is used by companies and it gives the required results.
Slipform in construction is not the most highly used technique, but when it is used, companies can surely see the difference and not deny its advantages!
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