Improved productivity using a modified table formwork system for high-rise building in Korea

Gwang H. Kim, Sung Hoon An, Hun Hee Cho, Deok Seok Seo, Kyung In Kang

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Recently, construction of high-rise buildings in Korea has increased. However, the traditional formwork has disadvantages, such as low productivity, labour intensiveness, and long cycle times. Formwork is one of the largest cost components of a concrete building's structure, and is a factor with significant impact on construction duration. This paper proposes a modified table formwork system (MTFS) that can improve construction productivity, reduce labour requirements, accelerate construction schedules, and significantly reduce construction costs. A case study was performed to verify the validity of the MTFS by comparing schedules and costs of the MTFS with those of the traditional formwork system (TFS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1478
Number of pages7
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1



  • Construction
  • Formwork system
  • High-rise building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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