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Formwork

As a leading supplier of concrete forming and shoring products, we specialize in commercial, industrial, civic, power and infrastructure projects. 

We offer rental forming and shoring equipment from a variety of manufacturers including Meva, Symons, and Gates. We also provide forming and shoring products including coil products, form ties, forming hardware & accessories and circular column forms.

Symons Flex Form & Handset Steel-Ply

Symons Flex Form

The all-steel Flex-Form system from Symons provides contractors strength and flexibility. Flex-Form has integral 4" deep vertical stiffeners with 3⁄16" steel skin plate to provide up to a 1,200 PSF system.  Flex Form adapts to any radius 5’ and over. 

Benefits of Flex Form

  • Steel ribs set the radius and bolt to the top and bottom of flexible panels that secure the form in the required radius
  • Panels conform to the radius of the ribs assuring the correct radius
  • By substituting a straight rib, Flex-Form can be used for straight walls when needed
  • No “chording” effect in the poured concrete surface
  • The Flex‑Form system produces smooth concrete surfaces that require minimal finishing labor
  • No expensive templates to build, no floppy panels to handle and no bolts to torque


Handset Steel-Ply

The Steel-Ply forming system is a pre-engineered, factory-built, reusable concrete forming system. It may be used in handset or gang form applications, for commercial or residential structures. This system can form walls of almost any shape or size. This system is more productive and economical than job-built plywood formwork or other forming methods. Steel-ply saves time due to its ease of setting up and stripping down - no measuring, sawing, drilling, or nailing is required. Minimal training is needed since it has no top or bottom, left or right, and can be used vertically or horizontally. Steel-ply also saves material by coming in a variety of standard sizes which can be formed to create virtually any dimension.

MevaLite & Symons Formwork Systems

MevaLite Formwork System

MevaLite Formwork system is a modular, handset clamp system that offers contractors a high-tech, low-weight solution for greater flexibility and cost savings.
 
The economic advantages can be shown particularly in areas which are conventionally formed using traditional timber and plywood, such as strip footings, foundation slabs, light shafts, various beams, landings and drain shafts.  A complete formwork set including accessories weighs about 10 lbs/sq.ft. 

Benefits of MevaLite

  • A true handset system with no crane required
  • Provides a sturdy, high load capacity of 1,350 psf
  • Panels are available in (4) heights: 9’, 6’, 4’, 3’
  • Fewer parts, less inventory than traditional formwork systems
  • Symmetric panels and tie holes
  • No top or bottom to the panels
  • Panels can be constructed horizontally or vertically 


Symons Steel-Ply Formwork System

The Steel-Ply Formwork System is a pre-engineered, reusable concrete forming system. It can be used in handset or gang form applications, for commercial or residential structures.
The Steel-Ply forming system can form walls of almost any shape or size, with accessories for special structures and details. This system is more productive and economical than job-built plywood formwork.

Benefits of Steel-Ply

  • 1000 psf allowable pressure
  • 1/2" HDO plywood gives a great concrete appearance
  • No special tools required - just a carpenter's hammer
  • The same form can be handset or gang formed
  • Only one type of connecting hardware is required - Wedge Bolts
  • Made in the USA

CMC Construction Services also works with Meva Imperial, Meva STB Support Frame and Max-a-Form Formwork Systems.

10K Frame & Alshor Plus Shoring Systems

10K Frame Shoring System

As a long-standing industry favorite, the 10K Frame Shoring System is engineered for maximum strength, labor productivity and reuse capabilities. Most components are light enough to be carried by one person, are available in a wide range of sizes and are extremely durable, providing long service life.

Benefits of the 10K Frame Shoring System

  • Frame heights of 3', 4', 5', and 6' come in both 2' and 4' widths
  • Supports loads of 10K per leg / 20K per frame
  • Double-hole cross braces provide versatility with fewer parts
  • Screw jacks allow for a wide range of vertical adjustment
  • Assembled with either W8x10 steel stringers or 7-1/2” aluminum stringers
  • Accessories include post shores, aluminum joists and adjustable horizontal shores
  • Can be adapted for virtually any configuration


Alshor Plus

Alshor Plus is the next generation in proven aluminum shoring systems. Alshor maintains loading of up to 21.6 kips/leg, and a multitude of labor saving details enabling shoring operations to be carried out with increased safety, improved on-site versatility and greater cost effectiveness.

Benefits of Alshor Plus

  • Fully integrated system that can be readily combined with standard aluminum joists and stringers to provide the most effective and cost competitive support for formwork
  • Simple, single action connects and secures all four ledger frame tabs, simultaneously making Alshor Plus the quickest system to erect
  • Increased jack extension range allows Alshor Plus greater on-site flexibility
  • Increased load capacity, reducing support equipment and improving cycle times, allowing fast erection and easy in-place modification, reducing site delays and construction costs
  • Variable brace frame position allows greater economy for both high and low level support
  • Additional safety features such as: Ledger Frame pockets enable the use of additional handrails, increasing on-site safety

CMC Construction Services also works with numerous other light and heavy duty shoring systems.

Professional Engineering Services for Forming & Shoring

CMC Construction Services experienced engineering team has earned a highly regarded reputation through clear communication and a commitment to surpassing expectations. Our engineers hold Professional Engineering (P.E.) licenses in multiple states and apply their technical expertise to meet each client’s requirements and specifications, providing high quality drawings and professional plans. 
 
Our application design layouts are generated by qualified engineers and detailers who adhere to the manufacturer’s technical data and application recommendations. In addition, CMC Construction Services' design standards meet all of ACI Committee 347’s recommendations for design as outlined in chapter 2 of their Guide to Formwork for Concrete.

Applications

  • Walls
  • Foundations
  • Circular Structures
  • Battered Walls
  • One Sided Formwork
  • Roll Back Systems
  • Plate Girder Design
  • Box Culvert Travelers
  • Self Rising Core Forms
  • Lift and Lock Platform Systems for Core Forms
  • Custom Spreader Beams
  • Façade Retention
  • Temporary Wall Bracing Design for Wind Loading per ASCE
  • Shoring
  • Re-shoring  


Forming Capabilities

  • Experts in Handset and Gang Forming systems
  • European Clamp Systems
  • Symons Formwork Systems


Design Capabilities

  • Structural Compliance with ASCE, AISC, ACI, NDS, etc.
  • Finite Element Analysis of Systems
  • Autocad: 2D Design Layouts for all Forming and Shoring Applications
  • Revit Structure (BIM): 3D Design and Representation of Forming and Shoring Applications
  • Interference checks with Customers MEP and Structural Revit Files


Shoring Capabilities

  • Bridge Retrofit Projects
  • New Bridge Construction
  • Flying/ Rolling Tables
  • Alternate Load Path
  • Plate Girder
  • Column Hung Pier Cap Support
  • Bridge Overhang Support
  • Temporary Support of Pre-Cast Members
  • Elevated Deck, Wall & Beam Support
  • Temporary Bracing Design for Backfill
  • Roller Deck Beam Systems
  • Friction Collar Support Application

Formwork Cleaning and Repair

Each Forming and Shoring Center has a dedicated team that cleans and repairs formwork after products are returned from the jobsite. Our state-of-the-art equipment removes and cleans concrete residue from the front and side faces of formwork. Any required formwork repairs are made to ensure each panel is restored and ready for the next use.
 

CMC Construction Services Forming & Shoring Specialists

To contact our forming and shoring specialists, email rentals@cmc.com or contact one of the branches below.

 

           Location          
            Phone           
              Address             

Louisiana &
Mississippi

225-751-4000

18909 Highland Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

East, North &
West Texas, Oklahoma

469-729-0180

 1839 W. Commerce St.
 Dallas, TX 75208 

Houston

713-794-9802

8901 E. Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX 77054

Central &
South Texas

210-695-8400

 10874 Leslie Rd., Ste. 4
San Antonio, TX 78023 

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