Formwork for Concrete Structures (4th ed.)

by Garold (Gary) D. Oberlender, Robert L. Peurifoy


The definitive guide to formwork design, materials, and methods--fully updated

Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, provides current information on designing and building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process. Developed with the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification (NDS 2005), the book covers recent advances in materials, money- and energy-saving strategies, safety guidelines, OSHA regulations, and dimensional tolerances. Up-to-date sample problems illustrate practical applications for calculating loads and stresses. This comprehensive manual also includes new summary tables and equations and a directory of suppliers.

Formwork for Concrete Structures, Fourth Edition, covers:

  • Economy of formwork
  • Pressure of concrete on formwork
  • Properties of form material
  • Form design
  • Shores and scaffolding
  • Failures of formwork
  • Forms for footings, walls, and columns
  • Forms for beams and floor slabs
  • Patented forms for concrete floor systems
  • Forms for thin-shell roof slabs
  • Forms for architectural concrete
  • Slipforms
  • Forms for concrete bridge decks
  • Flying deck forms

  • McGraw-Hill Education; August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780071639187
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Formwork for Concrete Structures
  • Author: Garold (Gary) D. Oberlender; Robert L. Peurifoy
  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education

About The Author

Robert L. Peurifoy taught civil engineering at the University of Texas and Texas A&I College, and construction engineering at Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University. He served as a highway engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and was the author of Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods and Estimating Construction Costs, Fifth Edition. Mr. Peurifoy was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which presents an award in his name.
Garold D. Oberlender, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University, where he was coordinator of the Graduate Program in Construction Engineering and Project Management. He has more than 40 years' experience as a consulting engineer, author, and professor.