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THE ClearCast Forms DIFFERENCE

Our transparent stay-in-place deck forming system is the result of years of research and development, yielding an innovative method of bridge deck construction that improves productivity and safety while complying with bridge owner inspection criteria.

SPEED


  • 8x productivity (compared to conventional removable form construction)
  • Eliminate stripping forms

SAFETY


  • Reduced exposure, less risk to labor
  • Less disruption to travelers, safer for public

SUSTAINABILITY


  • Comply with inspection requirements
  • Extend service life with proper assessment and maintenance

HOW ClearCast Forms COMPARE

OUR PROCESS

PRE-BID


  • Quantities & Pricing Estimates
  • Project Challenges Communicated

BID


  • Quote
    • Unit Pricing
    • Design/Supply Options
  • Production Rates & Schedule
  • Construction Sequencing

CONTRACT


  • Signed contract
  • Site conditions RFI and verification of design variables/tolerances
  • Construction Sequencing

DESIGN SUBMITTAL


  • Signed & Sealed Construction Drawings and calculations by licensed P.E.
    • Product specifications
  • Construction details
  • Submittal released for material fabrication upon owner approval

PROJECT MANAGEMENT


  • Delivery Sequencing
  • Initial Installation Support as needed
  • Project modifications and changed condition assistance

ClearCast Forms FAQs

Q: Can conventional wood forms be directly replaced by ClearCast Forms? Toggle Accordion

Yes, ClearCast Forms are a 1:1 direct substitution for wood forms, allowing for the same deck thickness and reinforcement properties.

Q: What range of beam spacing can ClearCast Forms accommodate? Toggle Accordion

Bay widths up to 8 feet can be accommodated with the typical ClearCast Form. Bay width is defined as the distance between the face of top girder flanges. For wider bay widths, contact us for options.

Q: What do the forms weigh? Toggle Accordion

Forms vary in weight depending on the bay width, but typically weigh between 40 to 150 lbs. per form.

Q: What are typical installation rates of the ClearCast Form System? Toggle Accordion

The typical installation rate of the complete system (forms and support at girder) is 50 SF/Man-Hr.

Q: Do ClearCast Forms contribute to the structural capacity of the deck? Toggle Accordion

No. Our stay-in-place forms are designed to carry the wet concrete and construction loads as a stay-in-place bridge deck forming system only. 

Q: What are the advantages of installing ClearCast Forms? Toggle Accordion

ClearCast Forms improve productivity by 8x, reducing site exposure and the risk of injury to laborers. No matter the circumstances around or under the bridge, ClearCast installs easily with top down construction, eliminating stripping from the below the bridge deck, setting your crew up for success.

Q: What is the savings compared to removable forms? Toggle Accordion

While significant time is always saved, installed cost savings for the ClearCast Form System will vary project to project depending on the complexity of the site and local labor rates. In addition to labor, the following costs should be considered when comparing to removable forms: support hangers, shop time, cutting, stacking, transporting, unloading, storing and protecting lumber, professional engineering fees, stripping platforms, manlifts, berms, permitting, lane closures, job-site offices, construction inspection engineering, etc.

Q: How do the forms connect to the bridge? Toggle Accordion

ClearCast Forms are set and screwed onto steel angles, similar to corrugated metal stay-in-place deck forms. Details are available for precast and steel bridge connection methods.

Q: How are variable haunch heights accounted for? Toggle Accordion

Similar to metal stay-in-place forms, the support attachment to the bridge, typically a steel angle, is adjusted vertically to set the haunch height.

Q: Is plastic durable enough for my job site? Toggle Accordion

Acrylic sheet plastic is used across numerous industries due to its high clarity and strength. Our own internal testing revealed durability in the face of common worksite conditions. Of course, as with any on site asset, care should be taken not to put unnecessary stress on the panels.

Q: What is included with the ClearCast Form System? Toggle Accordion

TrueTech Bridge will design and supply the ClearCast Form system including signed and sealed shop drawings, prefabricated ClearCast Forms customized to the project, the form support system (galvanized steel support angles with weld anchors in precast beams or steel strips for steel beams), and all screws and attachment hardware needed for installation.

Q: What amount of tolerance is provided for girder spacing and slight variations in bay width? Toggle Accordion

For most projects, a tolerance of 1 inch in lateral space is provided to ensure the ClearCast Form fits between the girders. Additional tolerance can be accommodated if needed.

Q: What if a form gets damaged before or during installation? Toggle Accordion

Replacement parts and simple repair procedures are available if needed due to accidental damage.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

PERRY CREEK INSTALLATION

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CLEARCAST STRESS TEST

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SAMPLE DRAWINGS, SQUARED ENDS

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SAMPLE DRAWINGS, SKEWED ENDS

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TYPICAL CONNECTION DETAILS

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INSTALLATION GUIDE

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COST COMPARISON WORKSHEET

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ClearCast Forms INNOVATION

ClearCast Forms are the result of years of research and development, yielding an innovative method of bridge deck construction that improves productivity and safety while complying with bridge owner inspection criteria.

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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

Compared to wood, ClearCast Form System is much faster. Our thoughts for usage would be in locations of difficult access for form removal. This would allow inspection of the concrete.

— Cramer & Associates