Versatile Handset Forming System
EFCO’s handset concrete forming solution is HAND-E-FORM®. The EFCO HAND-E-FORM system is the most versatile handset forming system on the market today. Used in over 25 countries all over the world, cost-conscious contractors are quickly realizing the benefits of this forming system and its best value and lowest in-place concrete cost features. The real cost of forming concrete is the cost of the forms plus the cost of using.
General Concrete Construction Applications
The EFCO HAND-E-FORM® system is a low cost, easy to use, and supplied for general-purpose concrete construction. Available in both Imperial and Metric Dimensions, EFCO’s all-steel HAND-E-FORM panels include design features that cannot be duplicated by any other material. The innovative design features of the HAND-E-FORM system offer forming efficiencies that save you time and money. These offerings will give you the competitive edge on your next project:
- Straight walls
- Round tanks
- Cut up areas
- Walls with brick seat offsets
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Ease of Use
The simple mechanics of the HAND-E-FORM® system enables construction crews to quickly learn how to assemble and cycle the equipment. HAND-E-FORM panels are lightweight and conveniently sized. Even the largest panel can be set and stripped with one crew member.
Other benefits include:
- Lower material costs
- No wood walers required
- Reduced number of ties with greater tie spacing
- One worker can efficiently erect forms
- Single joint finish
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAND-E-FORM® FOR STRAIGHT WALL CONSTRUCTION?
Lower Material Costs
All-steel EFCO HAND-E-FORMS cannot be matched for durability. Hundreds of re-uses will continue to produce a smooth concrete finish with no refacing charges.
No Wood Walers Required
Only single wood or steel tube aligners—never double.
Reduced Pour Time
1,200 lb/ft² (57 kPa) is achieved with a 2′ x 2’ (600 mm x 600 mm) tie spacing and 600 lb/ft2 (28 kPa) with a 2′ x 4′ (600 mm x 1200 mm) spacing.
Forms Can Be Erected By One Person
The buddy system is eliminated. This reduces inefficiencies when one worker is standing around waiting for another to return.
Only 6 lb/ft² (29 kg/m²), includes a panel with steel alloy face sheet, steel stiffeners, and side flanges all welded together to set in one piece.
Reduce Wood Fill
HAND-E-FORM can be stepped to the nearest inch for varying conditions with the holes in the side flanges punched at 1″ (25 mm) centers.
Reduce Concrete Finishing Costs
HAND-E-FORM provides a “single” tight joint with no offset, producing a dimensionally accurate, smooth finish concrete.