TrueTech Bridge stay-in-place forms are customized based on site conditions to be compliant and efficient, improving productivity on the job and in the office.
Flyover bridge deck construction often requires special equipment and considerable time and labor to strip deck forms due to the elevated height, limited access, and traffic below.
Grade separations can be challenging for stripping deck forms, especially for sites with high volumes of traffic where lane closures and detours disrupt users and expose laborers and travelers to the potential risks of construction activities.
Depending on site conditions, stripping forms over water can be difficult, especially where access to the bottom of the deck requires special equipment, boats, scaffolding, or environmental permitting.
For bridges spanning active railroads, access to the bottom of the deck may be problematic or cost prohibitive due to available clearance, permitting issues, time constraints, or flagging requirements.
Top down construction methods are often the only way to construct a deck over utilities, which inhibit stripping forms from below the deck.
Tub girder bridges require a significant forming and stripping operation, both between adjacent tubs and within the tub girder itself. The most difficult stripping is inside the tub girder, requiring removal of forms within a confined space and conveying the lumber to an access point where it can be removed and disposed.
Schedule Constraints and Labor Shortages
Any bridge construction project can benefit from ClearCast Forms to reduce labor hours and meet tight schedules.