Unlike standard fixed formwork panel systems, the slipform process raises the forms vertically in a continuous operation. It is a self-contained system not relying on support or access from other parts of the structure and requires little cranage once in operation, as it climBS using an array of jacks on rods cast into the concrete for its support. The reinforced concrete structure is effectively extruded from the sliding formwork. This Good Concrete Guide is intended for those interested in the general process of vertical slipforming and the many applications where the technique can be used. It covers the components, materials, management, finishing and benefits associated with this economic and versatile form of construction.
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