The many applications of Slipform Construction
Slipform construction is undoubtedly the fastest and most economical technique for erecting tall concrete structures. The technology makes it possible to complete between 4 and 8 m per day, which is about 5-7 times faster compared to traditional methods. Not to mention, it is also a very safe construction technique because cranes are not required for mounting and dismounting the mold during the construction phase. Instead, everything is assembled on the ground at one point before the journey upwards begins. The slipform construction method is similar in many different ways to climbing form, but differs in that the form is continuously lifted vertically.
In this article we’ll cover a few of the more common applications of slipforming.
1. High rise structures
Regular shaped core structures and buildings can be constructed quickly, safely, and easily using the slipform technique. The building method will be performed by vertically extruding the reinforced concrete section, slowly but surely building upwards. There are various slipform techniques/types of slipform systems that can be used to construct a variation of complex concrete structures with different geometric shapes.
Follow this link to navigate to the different types of slipforming.
Slipforming is also often used for the construction of large chimneys, cooling towers, piers, and similar structures. The technique used is called “tapered slipforming” and is most commonly used to construct high, vertical structures with varying wall thickness, and/or shapes and diameters.
3. Cisterns/Water towers/Silos/Tanks
The slipform technique is often also used to construct the walls of cisterns, water towers, silos, tanks, and similar. It ensures the walls are uniformly constructed with a high quality. Tanks of thousands of liters are easily constructed using this method.
The above mentioned applications are the areas we most often associate with slipform construction. However, there are numerous other areas where the method can be applied, providing a safe, easy, and fast way to finish the construction.
Other applications of slipforming include:
- Lift and stair shafts.
- Concrete gravity structures
- Bridge pylons and piers
- Mine headgear towers
- Shaft linings
- Surge shaft
Interestingly enough, slipform equipment is at times also used to construct roads and bridge decks of different sorts. This is often referred to as “horizontal slipforming”.
Build your next project using slipform equipment
Bygging-Uddemann are specialists in all types of traditional and conical slipforming as well as slipforming using gantry stands and have developed the techniques for 70 years. We have extensive experience and know what is required to ensure a successful project and can tailor slipforming solutions to suit your needs. Over the years, we have carried out a multitude of both famous and lesser-known slipform constructions with successful results all over the world.
Contact Bygging-Uddeman for more information on how to successfully complete your project.
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Arvid is primarily responsible for the website at Bygging-Uddemann and makes most of the posts and updates related to the company’s news releases and presentations of products.
In addition to the website, Arvid is involved in the company’s design department. He has worked at the company since 2008.
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