Estimate the Amount of Bracing.
The amount of bracing required for a form may vary from a few stakes driven into the ground to a very
elaborate scaffold bracing system. Some general guidelines are: forms over 8 feet high should have
scaffold-type bracing; braces should be placed approximately 5 feet apart on the sides and ends; and
Table 1-1, page 1-9, should be used if ends are less than 15 feet in width. When computing the amount
of bracing it is easier to work in nine small steps.
FORMULA 1 (includes steps 1-9):