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Nels,

If you anticipate stay-in-place forming, you certainly need to allow for the
additional weight of the form and the concrete in the flutes.  For bridge
work, it is common to assume an additional 20 psf - your application may
necessitate modifying that value.

Topikal (404-266-0975) in Atlanta is one company that provides SIP metal
forms on the east coast.  Bill Polhemus provided a bridge link the other day
in a response to a bearing pad question - that same website probably
includes links to other deck form companies.

David Finley
M. David Finley, P.E., P.A.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400


-----Original Message-----
From: Nels Roselund [mailto:njineer(--nospam--at)att.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 7:17 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Permanent metal forms for concrete



To form the soffit of a concrete slab and ramp over a space that will become
permanently inaccessible, what is ordinarily done?  Is it generally left to
the contractor to provide appropriate forms?  This seems right, since my
Drawings are intended to show the completed structure, while forms are part
of the means of construction.

I'm thinking of metal decking.  If my Drawings should show the metal-deck
forms, who manufactures it for So. CA?  Verco does not seem to manufacture a
deck specifically for that purpose -- theirs is the only catalog that I have
in my library.

Nels Roselund, SE
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net




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