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.
When Unistress Corporation of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, needed formwork for some unusual floor slabs, it called on Hamilton Form. Each slab has a series of holes for ventilation pipes and wire chases. The slabs form the floor of the clean room for a state-of-the-art semiconductor foundry being built in upstate New York. The 22-foot-long by 8-foot-wide slabs have an overall perimeter depth of 4 feet and weigh as much as 24 tons each.
The formwork had to be extremely efficient for set up and stripping while maintaining strict tolerances. Steel alignment plates are used to precisely place the voids that form the cylindrical holes. To simplify stripping, the upper disc assembly is positively pulled out of the product and void by turning its mounting bolt. Sideforms pivot back for stripping.
The self-contained precast forms allowed for ease of set up. A few innovative features simplified what could have been a complex set up and stripping process. The fabricator-friendly formwork performed perfectly to help keep the project on time and within budget.