formwork

noun
form·​work | \ˈfȯrm-ˌwərk \

Definition of formwork 

: a set of forms in place to hold wet concrete until it sets

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Before employing the fleet of buzzing machines, Chaltiel worked with a team of students to build a lightweight geodesic timber frame and cover it with a light formwork of burlap sacks filled with sand. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Mud-spraying drones could help build emergency shelters," 27 Sep. 2018 This afternoon, crews working on the Nexus project observed that a formwork system was beginning to lean out from the building. Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times, "Formwork leans away from Nexus project under construction in Seattle," 19 Mar. 2018 The fire department was contacted and is on site working with crews to position the formwork back in place. Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times, "Formwork leans away from Nexus project under construction in Seattle," 19 Mar. 2018 Sculptor @WendellCastle’s contributions to design opened eyes to the artistic magnitudes of woodwork, formwork, and furniture. Donald Bradley, kansascity, "Can you really sit on that? Kansas artist, known for art furniture design, dies at 85," 22 Jan. 2018 Sculptor @WendellCastle's contributions to #design opened eyes to the artistic magnitudes of #woodwork, #formwork, and #furniture. Donald Bradley, kansascity, "Can you really sit on that? Kansas artist, known for art furniture design, dies at 85," 22 Jan. 2018 Fire officials described the incident as a failure of one of the struts supporting a crane at the building’s core, and said the tilt of the crane system caused one of the concrete walls and formwork to lean out. Bay City News Service, The Mercury News, "San Francisco: Tilting crane, concrete slab on high-rise stabilized," 16 Feb. 2017 A daring structure, its cantilevered riverfront sagged the moment the concrete formwork was removed, while damp seeping up from the waterfall -- accessible by stair from the living room--- caused mold as roof-lights leaked. Jonathan Glancey, CNN, "Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of formwork

1918, in the meaning defined above

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