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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S21.005

AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH TO OPTIMIZATION OF THE COSTS FOR CONSTRUCTION FORMWORK

R. Baskova, M. Krajnak
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Ecology, Economics, Education And Legislation, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-05-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 2, 35 - 40 pp

ABSTRACT

The costs for construction formwork create a significant item in the construction budget. Several studies suggest that the costs for construction formwork are in Slovakia, on average about 25% from the total costs of the concrete structure, abroad it is around 30%, depending on the territorial differences in the price of labor and materials. Therefore, optimizing the costs for construction formwork is a current topic. Planning of the deployment of construction formwork elements to the construction schedule creates a dynamic role, because the time factor greatly affects the costs for formwork. The paper deals with a specific task: optimizing the costs for formwork elements for a given number of workspace zones with a gradual deployment of construction formwork. Task, focuses on leveling the number of elements/sets of formwork particular type in subsequent workspace zone, is extended to assess the extent to which is the proposed solution optimal.

Keywords: optimization, construction formwork, formwork element, repeatability, cost for formwork