This United States Army Engineer School guide, Design Forms for a Concrete Wall, highlights the principles of designing wooden concrete wall forms, which are designed for strength and durability. This subcourse will show you how to properly select the materials and spacing of these materials to gain a specific desired strength. As a carpenter, you must be able to construct these wall forms to support the concrete during placement and initial set period.
This guide will teach you:
- What materials do I need to design a wooden wall form for a concrete wall?
- What types of math problems might I encounter?
- What is sheathing?
- What are wales?
- What are studs?
- What are bracing techniques?
- What are tie wires?
- What is the maximum stud or joist spacing for support of plywood sheathing?
This 53-page military resource will teach you not only how to build wall forms, but the basics will also allow you to transfer this knowledge to building patio forms, driveway forms and more! This provides a wealth of information for anyone looking to do home repairs, build a small dwelling and more!