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Civil Works Excellence: Showcasing LFCS's Commitment


A Complex Industry with Many Steps to Follow


Civil Works Excellence is the term used for the highest level of quality and expertise in civil engineering construction. It is a standard that reflects the industry's highest level of attainment and stipulates a commitment to safety, innovation and sustainability.


Off-form Concrete Formwork


The process involves numerous activities and various disciplines: 


  • Project planning and design

  • Site preparation and construction

  • Maintenance in operation


It requires a reasonable degree of technical proficiency and understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects that determine the successful implementation of a project.


Civil Works Excellence is integral to everything we do at LFCS. Our specialities include:


  • Form reo pour

  • Off-form concrete formwork

  • Off-form concrete stairs

  • site establishment

  • Hoarding—professionals devoted


In addition, we are dedicated to providing projects of the highest quality and safety while providing maximum value to our clients and our community.


Let's take a closer look into each of these areas:



Form Reo Pour 


This advanced construction method uses modular forms, reinforces steel bars, follows post-tensioning equipment, and leads to concrete pumping and dropping. 


Concrete Pump Trucks


Many structures, such as walls, columns, slabs, foundations, and building elements, are developed through this process.


The design and engineering of the formwork, which is the temporary structure used to support the concrete during pouring and curing, makes up the first step of the text Form Reo Pour process. 



Off-form concrete formwork with reinforcement


Formwork is usually wood, steel or composite. It is modular in design, allowing it to be easily assembled and disassembled.


The formwork is laid, and the reinforcing steel (rebar or reinforcement) is placed inside the formwork in the required layout. The rebar provides extra strength and stability to the concrete structure. Wire or other fasteners are usually used to tie it together.



Pouring - Must Be Accurate 


The concrete is then mixed to the desired specifications and pumped into the formwork by means of special equipment. To give the concrete a strong structure, it needs to be carefully placed and then compacted so that it fills up the entire formwork.


After the concrete is poured, it must be cured for a period of time. It gradually hardens and becomes more and more strong during this process. The whole curing process brings the finished concrete structure to light before we can remove the formwork.


Form Reo Pour is a process with significant technical complexity that demands attention to detail. We have years of experience using this process to create structures large and small at LFCS. All our projects must reach the highest quality, safety, and sustainability standards.



Off-Form Concrete Formwork


Off-form concrete formwork, or cast-in-situ concrete formwork, involves pouring concrete into a mould or onto the set-up on site. The formwork is usually wooden, steel or aluminium. Its purpose is to give the concrete its desired shape and surface. It can set and cure after the concrete is poured into the formwork. 


Later, after being removed from the formwork, you have a finished concrete surface. This is a method of building the walls, floors and other structural units of buildings, bridges and other public works projects. 


You can leave the concrete surface as is, or you can treat it with various finishes--polishing, staining and painting.



Off-form concrete stairs


This kind of precast stairs is used in all kinds of construction projects. They are formed by casting concrete into a mould or formwork set up on the site and then allowed to cure and harden before being taken out of the formwork. 


Concrete stairs that are not in form are usually made with high-quality concrete, which is reinforced by steel and increases both strength and longevity. 



Off-Form Gives You Options


These stairs can be left with their natural concrete finish or treated in various ways, such as polishing or staining, to create the required aesthetic effect. 


Off-form concrete stairs are often used in commercial and industrial buildings and high-end residential properties due to their:


  • Strength

  • Durability

  • Aesthetic Appeal


The formwork is laid, and the reinforcing steel (rebar, reinforcement) is placed inside the formwork in whatever pattern is required. The rebar adds extra strength and stability to the concrete structure. It is usually tied together with wire or other fasteners.


The concrete is then mixed to the proper specifications and pumped into the formwork by special equipment. Concrete must also be placed and compacted so as to fill in the entire formwork. This gives concrete a strong structure.


Cured for a period after the concrete is poured. During this process, it gradually hardens and becomes important to remove the formwork. The whole curing process finally brings the finished concrete structure to light.


It is a process requiring great technical complexity and attention to detail. 


At LFCS, we have used this process for years to create both large and small structures. All our projects must be of the highest quality, the safest, and most sustainable.



Site Establishment and Hoarding


Site establishment and hoarding are two essential parts of any construction work, for they affect the safety and security of all workers, equipment, and materials on the worksite.



Site Establishment


Setting up a tent site: This is the temporary facility put in place on the construction site to house and feed workers, store equipment and materials, and otherwise provide what's needed for work. 


Wood cutting on site


Such a facility usually includes site offices, storage sheds, toilets and other conveniences required for the construction work. 


The site establishment process also includes constructing basic facilities: water, electricity and telecommunications connections. This is necessary so that the site may be appropriately serviced.



Hoarding


Another part of establishing a site is hoarding, which requires temporary fencing or barriers erected around the perimeter of the construction site. 


Hoarding provides a secure boundary that prevents access to the site by unauthorised persons and, above all, protects the public from any hazards that may arise from failure to maintain building standards or other mistakes made during construction work.


Hoarding at a construction site

Hoardings may be constructed of timber, steel or concrete panels. It can be tailor-made to satisfy the unique requirements of a construction project. 


It can also exhibit site signage, project information, and other necessary information to alert the public as to construction activities.


Apart from providing security and safety advantages, site establishment and hoarding are also essential means to reduce the impact of construction activities on the adjacent environment. Dust suppression and noise reduction are essential to maintaining good relations with the local community.


Site establishment and hoarding are key aspects of any construction work. They must be appropriately planned and implemented to meet the project's requirements and in accordance with all relevant regulations and standards.



Summary


At LFCS, we have years of experience with these procedures and how to plan and structure big projects. It is never easy, but you can't beat experience regarding safety first.  Civil Works Excellence is not a given. It's earned on every job, from the planning stage right through to the concrete being set or the last piece of hoarding coming down. If you have a project in mind, be sure to contact us first.

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