Over the last decade, weather events including tornados, floods, wildfires and hurricanes have become more intense. This new reality of superstorms calls for more durable, resilient building materials such as precast concrete.
”Over the years, we’ve worked with Hamilton Form on a variety of large projects and have always taken advantage of their technical expertise and knack for designing formwork for production efficiency. To produce a quality product, you need quality forms, and that’s what we get from Hamilton Form.”
Clayton Sembler President CDS Manufacturing, Inc. Quincy, Florida
“When I call Hamilton Form, I know I’ll get forms that are easy to set up, cast in and strip. I’ve come to depend on
Hamilton Form for highly complex, highly efficient formwork. Plus, they deliver on time and within budget, which makes for a winning combination.”
“Hamilton Form delivered a series of forms that are both functional and efficient.
Twelve self-contained forms were unloaded, leveled, mounted and ready for production in three days with a small crew. Their knack for simplifying complex projects has benefited us many times over the years.”
Ralph Schwarzer Manufacturing Manager Unistress Corporation
“Formwork has a significant impact on the success of a project. That’s why we use Hamilton Form.
Over the years we’ve worked with them on a number of projects. They’re true partners; experienced, reliable and always fair.”
David Malaer General Manager Valley Prestress Products, Inc.
The new Indian Street Bridge will cross the south fork of the St. Lucie River connecting Palm City with the city of Stuart in southeastern Florida. The bridge has a haunch girder center section and the newly introduced FIB78 (Florida I-Beams) on the approach spans.
CDS Manufacturing in Florida recently added several new beam lines to produce the new Florida beams, including a dedicated line for the high-volume FIB78 for the Indian River project. This project, however, also calls for haunch girders.
Hamilton Form quickly went to work to design and build formwork to cast the haunch girders. The girders are 114 feet long; 11 feet tall at the center; and slope to 6 feet, 6 inches at the ends. A recess in the sideform creates the haunch at the centerline. Forms were completed with a hinged catwalk, railing and Vibrotrack™ Vibration System.
Hamilton Form also supplied CDS with galvanized embed and beveled plates for the project.