DESIGN FORMS FOR A CONCRETE WALL
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In this lesson, you will learn what materials to select and the procedures necessary to design a
wooden form for a concrete wall. This step-by-step process is presented in a step-by-step manner
in this lesson.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to design wooden forms for concrete walls.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer the practice exercise questions at the end of this
The material contained in this lesson was derived from Field Manual
(FM) 5-34, FM 5-426, FM 5-428, Soldier Training Publication (STP)
5-12B24-SM-TG, and STP 5-51B12-SM-TG.
It is very important that you, as a carpenter, learn the processes involved with the designing of
forms for concrete walls. The first step is to learn the different names of the various components
of wooden concrete wall forms. This will enable you to determine what type and size of
materials to use and where to place the specific members. The next step is to become an expert in
determining the spacing of each of these supporting members. This will enable you to design a
concrete form that will successfully handle concrete during the placement and set period.
PART A: MATH REVIEW
1. Like other construction tasks, designing concrete forms requires the use of a basic tool--
mathematics. If used skillfully, mathematics will help you to complete this task.
2. Before you start the subcourse lesson, perform a short review of the various types of math
problems that you will encounter. If you know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and are
familiar with mathematical operation symbols, you will proceed through this lesson without any
difficulty. On the other hand, if you have trouble, be patient. Examples explaining each problem
are included in this lesson. Just follow the directions, keeping in mind that you learn best by