Bridge Construction Solutions
Bridges are getting longer, wider, and heavier. This construction is being supported with stronger concrete and stronger reinforcing steel, all weighing more. We continue to grow our industry-leading self-spanning capabilities with the introduction of EFCO’s new SUPER PLATE GIRDER® forming system. The SUPER PLATE GIRDER® has twice the spanning strength of EFCO’s original PLATE GIRDER® and is the new standard for large span applications.
EFCO’s Value in Concrete Construction projects
Due to increased efficiency and improved safety with the SUPER PLATE GIRDER® system, as well as all of EFCO’s formwork and shoring systems, EFCO is able to provide you the best value and lowest in-place concrete costs for any project.
What are the Benefits of the SUPER PLATE GIRDER®?
EFCO’s SUPER PLATE GIRDER builds upon the legacy of the classic EFCO PLATE GIRDER® features and benefits:
- Durable high-strength alloy steel construction
- Precision-built panels providing excellent alignment of form joints
- Self-spanning capability to reduce the need for external supports
- Large gang crane handling without the need for stiffbacks
- Easily climb the form using the upturned leg of the rib when installing it horizontally for column and wall forming applications.
- Modular design offers versatility and flexibility when combined with standard accessories
- A minimum of twice the moment carrying capacity of classic PLATE GIRDER to form larger, longer spans without shoring to the ground
- On average, it has two times the pour pressure rating of classic PLATE GIRDER so pour rates can be increased
- Half the labor required to assemble the system compared to classic PLATE GIRDER with tension and compression beams