Self-Launching Falsework



The self-launching falsework system provides a simple, convenient and quick solution for constructing piled quays.

This solution comprises a monolithic system which allows the entire section of the quay to be constructed in-situ in a single concreting phase. Cold joints are therefore eliminated, which is a great advantage in the face of seismic risk.

In addition, it simplifies and facilitates joints in pile cap structures. All the structure is at or below slab level, thereby eliminating the dangers of working with suspended loads.

The solution basically comprises steel formwork installed on a series of supports secured to concrete piles. The concrete piles are usually covered with a metal sleeve to which the brackets are welded for securing the supports. The structure is constructed by sliding the formwork on rollers on the concrete pile supports and also includes vertical adjustment forms for formwork removal.