Falsework is a temporary structures used in construction to support a permanent structure until its construction is sufficiently advanced to support itself. Falsework includes temporary support structures for formwork used to mold concrete in the construction of buildings, bridges, and elevated roadways.
TYPES OF FALSEWORK
- SHORBRACE SYSTEM: Shorbrace support system used widely to support the bridge deck. This system possesses many merits. One of these merits is simple and quick erection and dismantling of falsework. Also, it can be used to support heavy structure safely. This system consist of many components:
1.Shorbrace frame: these frames are the main component of falsework. It is connected with each other to form a tower of the desired height to support formwork as shown in the figure below.
|2.Shorebrace telescopic frame: The function of this frame is to assist in maintaining the required height of falsework. This frame inserted inside the shorbrace frame then connected by load pin with the mainframe|
3.Spigot connector: spigot connector used to connect two standards in the event the height of standard not enough
4.Ledgers: ledgers are connected to standard to increase the stiffness and minimize the deformation.