Creating structures like bridges, barrier walls, towers and dams is quite complex. If you were to use the standard construction methods, it would cost a lot of time and money.
Slip form construction is one of the most revolutionary construction styles. Instead of using the normal jointed construction processes, concrete is poured into a continuously moving form.
The contractors will have installed a regular shape as the core of the construction, and the concrete will take that shape. The pour is smooth and continuous, and the construction does not need joints. It would be best to consider slip form construction to build barrier walls for these three main reasons.
Ease Of Construction At Great Heights
Construction of towers, bridges and other tall structures becomes very risky after the first several metres. At this point, you will need scaffolding, harnesses and other fall arrest systems for your construction site workers. The safety concerns slow down the workers because they have to be mindful of everything they are doing.
Slip form construction becomes very competitive at height because it is less involved and more automated. As a result, builders can build several metres per day. The automation speeds up the overall construction timelines and reduces the risk of accidents and liabilities.
More Durable Construction
Building technology has evolved a lot over the past few decades. Joints in construction are where weaknesses begin, compromising the durability of the structure. Slip form construction creates a monolithic structure. Since the design has fewer joints, it will also have fewer weaknesses.
The process also makes it possible to have an early assembly. The frame can be assembled before the construction time, and as soon as the foundation is ready, the construction starts. The method simplifies the transition from the foundation to the rest of the structure. The smooth transition has a positive impact on its durability.
The other weakness common with different construction methods is the quality of the finish. The regular procedures leave behind form fins and horizontal joints to finish after the building has been set up. Slip form construction creates a sponge finish, which is attractive.
You can also apply any other finishing that you might want from the platforms that are part of the slip form assembly.
Slip form construction is also easy to stop and flexible, and it does not need a unique concrete mix. You only need to choose a contractor that understands the process and has the right equipment for it. They will complete your building within a short timeframe.
To learn more, contact a slip form barrier contractor.Share