HAND-E-FORM® Column Formwork

HAND-E-FORM Columns
  • HAND-E-FORM Base Plate

    Base Plate for Columns

    The base plate for columns can be placed either directly on the column lines with the forms set on top, or it can be placed behind the flanges of the form panels, allowing the panels to set directly on the slab

  • Spreader Ties

    When two or more panels are required for two faces of columns, spreader ties are required and the spreader ties will cross in the middle of the column. Panels on two sides of the column must be raised to allow the ties to cross.

  • Multiple Column Bracing

    Column Bracing

    Single Columns Normally require only two braces, one in each direction. When a series of columns are formed along the same line, a horizontal aligner can be used to simplify the aligning and bracing.

Handset Column Formwork

Using HAND-E-FORM panels and outside tie angle corners to form square and rectangular columns will produce columns with a consistently fine finish. The outside tie angle corner is a standard EFCO Outside Angle Corner with added plates welded to it.

Containing Pour Pressure with EFCO Spreader Ties

The EFCO Spreader Tie contains the concrete pressures that normally develop in a concrete column pour. The spreader ties used with the tie angle corner are the same length as a spreader tie that would be used internal to a concrete wall of the same thickness as the column.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Easy to use
  • Produces both square and regular columns with a consistently fine finish
  • Available in a wide range of panel sizes to make it easy to form columns of any dimension
  • Set and stripped with one worker
  • No wood walers required
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CAN THE HAND-E-FORM SYSTEM PRODUCE CHAMFERED CORNERS?

Yes; you can add EFCO Vinyl Plastic Chamfers to the HAND-E-FORM system if the architect and or owner requires chamfered corners. When placing the vinyl chamfer in a column, place the tail of the chamfer so that each dimension of the column has only been increased by the thickness of one plastic chamfer fishtail. This is called wind milling the chamfer tail around the column.

HOW IS THE POUR PRESSURE CONTAINED IN THE HAND-E-FORM COLUMNS?

The EFCO Spreader Tie contains the concrete pressures that normally develop in a concrete column pour. The spreader ties used with the tie angle corner are the same length as a spreader tie that would be used internal to a concrete wall of the same thickness as the column. 

WHAT SIZE COLUMN CAN I MAKE WITH THE HAND-E-FORM SYSTEM?

The wide range of panel sizes available makes it easy to form columns of almost any dimension. Column forms can be either handset or moved in “L” shaped sections with a crane.

HOW MANY WORKERS DO I NEED TO ASSEMBLE THE HAND-E-FORM SYSTEM?

A HAND-E-FORM panel is lightweight, weighing only 6 lb/ft². The panel is comprised of a steel alloy face sheet, steel stiffeners and side flanges all welded together so it can be set in one piece. Formwork is easily handled by one worker. The buddy system is eliminated. This reduces inefficiencies when one worker is standing around waiting for another to return.