Difference between Formwork, Shuttering, Centering and Staging.
You may interchangeably use these words without knowing the difference between these terms.
Formwork – Any arrangement done to support the fresh concrete to attain its strength and structure (shape) is referred as formwork. It may be horizontal support or vertical support
Shuttering – Formwork which supports the vertical surface is known as shuttering (refer the image)
Centering – Formwork which supports the horizontal surface such as beam, slab bottoms is known as centering
Staging – Materials such as wooden ballies, pipes, props, jacks which support both shuttering & centering are known as Staging.
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