PLATE GIRDER®

Why choose EFCO’s Self-Spanning PLATE GIRDER System?

EFCO experience, engineering and forming technology have developed the PLATE GIRDER Forming System. This is with many of your forming needs in mind, including bridges, stadiums, marine work, and power plants, together with wall forming and elevator and shaft forming for highrise construction. The system is here to deliver the best value and lowest in-place concrete costs. The PLATE GIRDER Forming System will meet your needs for strong, durable, and yet versatile concrete forming. The form panels of the EFCO PLATE GIRDER Forming System work in a similar manner to a girder but with four important additional features for forming concrete.

What makes the PLATE GIRDER so durable?

The heavy gauge EFCO steel web does double duty, acting also as the form face sheet.

Can I use PLATE GIRDER in a large gang?

The EFCO corner bearing block in the PLATE GIRDER form insures the transfer of the flange forces between the individual modular forms. This provides EFCO’s PLATE GIRDER Forming System with its unique self-spanning characteristics which enable the contractor to pour aerial concrete without expensive and time consuming inter-span shoring.

What is the benefit of steel ribs on PLATE GIRDER formwork?

The steel ribs of the PLATE GIRDER system form panels serve not only as web stiffeners but also as beams to transfer the horizontal pressures of the liquid concrete from the form face plate to the form panel top and bottom flanges.

Does the PLATE GIRDER come in various lengths?

The PLATE GIRDER Forming System comes in modular lengths and widths that can easily be connected together giving flexibility for changing job conditions.

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EFCO's Self-Spanning Formwork - PLATE GIRDER

EFCO’s Self-Spanning Formwork – PLATE GIRDER


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