A Project Study of Designing and Fabricating an Innovative Concrete Form Moulder
Keywords:Civil Construction Technology, Concrete Blocks, Concrete Form, Moulder
Civil construction industry played a significant role in maintaining the physical and naturally built environment in the art of building construction. The project study is entitled, “Designing and Fabricating an Innovative Concrete Form Moulder”. It aimed to be Functional and Time Efficient in creating a concrete column. It is a hollow form moulder, made of steel with three main parts; the outside frame, the inside frame, and the tosser. Results revealed that the Innovative Concrete Form Moulder is highly Functional in moulding concrete blocks to be used as column forms with a Grand Mean of 4.92, and Time Efficient with a Grand Mean of 4.99. It was interpreted as highly efficient in creating concrete column structure that eliminates the time allotted in fabrication, installation, stripping/erecting/ removing, curing period process, re-fabricating and re-installing of formworks. The moulding of concrete blocks is faster than the fabrication of formworks and the filing of concrete blocks is faster than conventional installation of formworks. Based on the findings; it was recommended that inside frame of the Innovative Concrete Form Moulder should be removed easily when pulled after moulding process, the concrete blocks should not shrink and warp when the tosser applies slight force to push. Moreover, the Innovative Concrete Form Moulder should mould concrete blocks in just five minutes, the plain sheet should be at least gauge 16 or 14, and the stainless steel was highly recommended for better quality and efficient moulding.
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