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Old 11-28-2017, 08:08 PM   #21
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Top to top, yes? This is a standard way to do it, but it should really be done earlier in the form build.
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The UCSD central library, designed by William Pereira, and built by Bechtel in the mid 1960s is board formed, looks really good and there is virtually no maintenance.
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The UCSD central library, designed by William Pereira, and built by Bechtel in the mid 1960s is board formed, looks really good and there is virtually no maintenance.


I'm not much of an modernist when it comes to architecture,but I can really go for something like this !

Thank you for sharing !
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I do modern architecture and board formed is a look that's been specified to me. It looks beautiful if it's done correctly. highly labor intensive if you want it to look good and not blow out. I've done it for low walls and benches for the entry to the house. I always avoid it for real retaining walls as the labor is too much on a higher wall that actually has a job to do and has engineering involved. I've built big walls with grain matched plywood and carefully laid out snap ties which held up well for ten to twenty foot tall pours. A board formed wall at that dimension would require a forest of bracing. I'm lucky in that when I started out building them I had a subcontractor that had crazy experience so I learned from his crew. It requires a lot of bracing and finish carpentry skills when you form as every mistake shows.
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All seemed to be going well with the pour, but nearing the end they had a blowout in one portion (backside). Pics later.

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