The volume presents a comprehensive overview of form work for a variety of specific construction tasks including footings, walls, columns, floor slabs, thin-shell roof slabs, slipforms
, bridge decks and flying decks.
STONE HOUSE; A GUIDE TO SELF-BUILDING WITH SLIPFORMS
is a powerful revised guide offering new chapters and new photos for any collection strong in homeowner's builder's guides.
EcoNests are made by combining loose clay, loose (not baled) straw, wood chips and water into a slurry that is lightly packed between wooden slipforms
. When the loose straw is combined with the slurry, the clay coats the straw in a protective mineralizing coating, which adds longevity to the fiber.
Stone House: A Guide to Self Building with Slipforms
, by Tom Stanley
A 2 x 10, for instance is really 9 inches wide, so we make the walls that width and screw the slipforms directly onto the faces of the window or door frames.
This insulation will serve as the form inside the house, thereby eliminating the need for half of the slipforms and half of the form-setting work.
To set the slipforms, start by snapping a chalk line on the footings for a guide and position the forms along the walls, inside and out; then nail them together end to end.
Fortunately the slipforms almost level themselves as you tighten the wire ties.
Once mixed this fibrous material can be poured between wall slipforms
, or made into any size block, and left to dry in the sun like adobe.
Also in the 1950s, the slipform paver came into use.
The interstate construction era began in 1956 and gave great impetus to slipform paving technology.
Unfortunately, the fear of the unknown, the need to use more skilled labor, and the reluctance of mile-a-day slipform contractors to embrace this unproven technology have held this concrete-saving technology back.