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Benchmarks for sustainable formwork system

Zakaria, Rozana and Mohamad Zin, Rosli and Alashwal, Mohammed Taher (2009) Benchmarks for sustainable formwork system. In: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment in Developing Countries, 2009, Bandung, Indonesia .

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Awareness towards sustainable society has been on the rise lately and this globally wide phenomenon ultimately will provide a safe and healthy environment for the living assurance of the upcoming generations. Construction industry is seen to be able to play a bigger role into a sustainable society by offering sustainable construction. In this context the study describes in this paper focus on sustainable concrete formwork system which is an important element in the concreting process. Creating sustainable formwork system will move forward the construction industry into sustainable construction initiatives. The study aims to identify the basic benchmarks for sustainable formwork system. The main specifications of construction sustainability which applied to formwork system are also extracted. Through extensive review of literature the sustainable formwork system benchmarks can be divided into three main categories; environmental such as (Waste generation, Using renewable material, Formwork reusable, and Material efficiency), economical such as (Installation cost, Cost in-use, Life-cycle cost, and Formwork serviceability), and social such as (Safety assessment & safety design of formwork system, Direct employment, and fire resistance), which covers all activities and processes related to formwork system. Identification of the sustainable formwork system elements and properties can assist developers and others stakeholders to evaluate the performance of the system in order to make enhancement to the system. Benchmarks for Sustainable Formwork System (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234073159_Benchmarks_for_Sustainable_Formwork_System [accessed Aug 28, 2017].

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Benchmarks, Construction, Sustainability, Sustainable formwork
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:14871
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:15 Sep 2011 02:36
Last Modified:28 Aug 2017 13:02

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