Building Design and Construction

Inspection of Formwork

Inspection of formwork for a building is a service usually performed by the architect, engineer, or both, for the owner and, occasionally, directly by employees of the owner. Formwork should be inspected before the reinforcing steel is in place to ensure that the dimensions and location of the concrete conform to design drawings (Art. 9.16). This inspection would, however, be negligent if deficiencies in the areas of contractor responsibility were not noted also.
(See ‘‘Guide to Formwork for Concrete,’’ ACI 347R, and ‘‘Formwork for Concrete,’’ ACI SP-4, for construction check lists, and ‘‘Manual of Concrete Inspection,’’ ACI SP-2.)

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