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Slipform Construction of High-rise Building Cores (Part-III)

Contd. from Part-II ….. Highly skilled supervision is necessary for slipform construction of highrise building cores or any other tall structure for that matter. The slipform unit is carefully designed and once accepted, no change should be made in it during construction unless well-examined and approved by the designer. If a crane too is tied … Continue reading

Slipform Construction of High-rise Building Cores (Part-II)

Contd. from Part-I ….. This entire unit consisting of the slip-forms, cross-beams, platforms etc. are raised in synchronisation along the jack rods by means of hydraulic jacks of suitable capacities. The jack rods, which are usually embedded in the concrete walls of the core itself, can be either sacrificed or removed later on if so … Continue reading

Slipform Construction of High-rise Building Cores (Part-I)

This post provides a quick overview about construction of service cores of tall buildings using slipform construction technique. Slipform construction technique has been gaining a lot of popularity over the years in the construction of mid to high-rise buildings because of the many advantages it has to offer, especially for buildings having about ten storeys … Continue reading

Slipform Technique of concrete pouring (Part-II)

(Contd. from Part-I)….. Some of the salient components of a typical slipform equipment are: * Several units of steel forms of suitable size. The number of forms is a function of the bottom diameter of the structure. So, if the length of each form is, say 2.5m, then the total number of forms required comes … Continue reading

Slipform Technique of concrete pouring (Part-I)

Slipform Construction Technique refers to casting concrete in dynamic or moving formwork in contrast to the most commonly used formwork that needs dismantling & re-installing at frequent intervals. This system of construction ensures that the entire formwork system keeps moving upwards steadily even as the concreting progresses. This method is quite suitable for large diameter … Continue reading