PLATE GIRDER® System for Columns

PLATE GIRDER Columns
  • Outside Angle Corner

    Outside Angle Corner

    The simple and easy-to-use outside angle corner with the high-strength excellent tensile qualities of the EFCO Quick Bolt carry the column concrete pressures easily around the corner. Compare this to the problems that some of the other systems have with outside corners.

  • EFCO Quick Bolt

    EFCO Quick Bolt

    EFCO Quick Bolt is the fastest and lightest form fastener available. With this fast, six square threads per inch fastener, no hammer is required. In just seconds, the Quick Bolt assembly can be inserted, nutted and tightened with a spud wrench to achieve a tensile capacity of 19,000 lb working load and a single fastener shear capacity of 9,000 lb to connect form panels.

  • PLATE GIRDER Z-RIBS

    Z-RIBS

    Z-RIBS on 1-foot centers give you a structurally sound form with minimum deflection. Z-RIB design and placement helps to keep the face sheet flat. Turn the Z-RIB leg up and you have an easy handhold and foothold to work from. The Z-RIB is also an excellent retainer for Rugged Tie assemblies and other accessories between pours and when flying forms.

Heavy Duty Column Formwork

The EFCO PLATE GIRDER® Forming System is versatile for use on self-spanning applications and walls. In addition, it is an excellent form for rectangular columns. Use the PLATE GIRDER® panel with the ribs horizontal for a vertical column and you can produce an excellent architectural column without any internal ties.

Z-RIB® Design for Climbing Columns

The EFCO Z-RIB® design lets you climb the forms with appropriate safety equipment without the need of a ladder. Each rib acts as a rung. Easy access and accessories always where you need them for the next set up are benefits of the EFCO system. Labor savings are very important.

Outside Corner Stability with Quick Bolt®

The simple and easy-to-use outside angle corner with the high-strength excellent tensile qualities of the EFCO Quick Bolt carry the column concrete pressures easily around the corner.

Benefits of the EFCO Quick Bolt®

The EFCO Quick Bolt® is the fastest and lightest form fastener available. With this fast, six square threads per inch fastener, no hammer is required. In just seconds, the Quick Bolt® assembly can be inserted, nutted and tightened with a spud wrench to achieve a tensile capacity of 19,000 lb working load and a single fastener shear capacity of 9,000 lb to connect form panels. The same single Quick Bolt® fastener can be used to connect panels, scaffolding, top and bottom yokes, aligning and bracing, and accessories including pipe braces to the system. When the EFCO SUPER STUD System works for you again, only the single EFCO Quick Bolt is used for a fastener. In contrast, clamp type systems only connect panels.

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