Formwork Construction Man-hour Norms

Specification Notes Description Unit Tradesman Hours Labourer Hours
• Constants assume five uses of formwork.
• Where the number of uses is less, the constants should be adjusted by percentage shown:
Four uses Add +2.5%
Three uses Add +6.0%
Two uses Add +12.5%
One use Add +20.0%
• Rates include fabrication, fixing in place and striking.
Formwork to sides of Surface Finish Unit Tradesman Hours Labourer Hours
Column/pier foundations F1 m2 1.20
Strip footing F1 m2 1.20
Attached beam F4 m2 2.45
F1 m2 2.20
Column F4 m2 2.90
F1 m2 2.65
Lintels and beams F4 m2 3.50
F1 m2 3.25
Wall F4 m2 2.60
F1 m2 2.20
Formwork to soffit of
Suspended slab F4 m2 2.35
F1 m2 2.00
Stairs and landings F4 m2 4.00
F1 m2 3.50
Formwork to edges, vertical or horizontal
0-100mm high F4 m 0.75
100-200mm high F4 m 0.75
200-300mm high F4 m 1.00
Form groove, 25mm x 25mm m 0.13 0.04
Form rebate, 100mm x 50mm m 0.2 0.07
Form hole/opening in concrete 100/200mm thick, size:
100mm x 100mm No 0.24 0.08
300mm x 300mm No 0.4 0.14
500mm x 500mm No 0.6 0.2
Form hole/opening in concrete 200/300mm thick, size:
100mm x 100mm No 0.3 0.1
300mm x 300mm No 0.5 0.17
500mm x 500mm No 0.65 0.22
Tube formers, cardboard, including stripping
300mm ID m 0.95 0.32
500mm ID m 1.15 0.38
Spirally wound plastic tube, including stripping
300mm ID m 1.00 0.34
500mm ID m 1.20 0.4

 

Formwork Production Rates

Task / Description Slow   Ave   Fast    Units
 Pilecaps, < 0.7m2 0.9  1.6  2.0   m2/hr
 Pilecaps, 0.7-2.5m2 1.6  2.0  2.3   m2/hr
 Pilecaps, 2.5-3.0m2 2.0  2.3  2.5   m2/hr
 Pilecaps, > 3.0m2 2.3  2.5  3.1   m2/hr
 Ground Beams, < 0.7m2 1.1  1.7  1.8   m2/hr
 Ground Beams, 0.7-1.5m2 1.7  1.8  2.5   m2/hr
 Ground Beams, 1.5-3.0m2 1.8  2.5  2.6   m2/hr
 Ground Beams, 3.0-5.0m2 2.5  2.6  3.5   m2/hr
 Elevated Plain Slab Soffit 0.6  0.8  1.2   m2/hr
 Beams, on erected falsework, width 100-200mm 0.9  1.0  1.1   m2/hr
 Beams, on erected falsework, width 200-300mm 1.0  1.1  1.3   m2/hr
 Beams, on erected falsework, width 300-500mm 1.2  1.3  1.5   m2/hr
 Beams, on erected falsework, width 500-750mm 1.5  1.6  1.8   m2/hr
 Beams, on erected falsework, width over 750mm 1.4  1.5  1.7   m2/hr
 Walls, Construct Kickers 5.3  7.1  10.0   m2/hr
 Walls, Fully Framed Formwork/Struts, 1.0-2.0m2 0.9  1.8  1.9   m2/hr
 Walls, Fully Framed Formwork/Struts, 2.0-5.0m2 1.0  2.2  2.5   m2/hr
 Walls, Fully Framed Formwork/Struts, over 5.0m2 1.2  2.5  2.9   m2/hr
 Walls, StoriForm Shutters, 1.0-3.0m2 1.0  1.4  2.0   m2/hr
 Walls, StoriForm Shutters, 3.0-5.0m2 1.9  2.3  3.3   m2/hr
 Walls, StoriForm Shutters, 5.0-10.0m2 2.3  2.8  3.5   m2/hr
 Walls, StoriForm Shutters, 10.0-15.0m2 3.2  4.5  4.0   m2/hr
 Walls, StoriForm Shutters, over 15.0m2 3.8  4.8  5.4   m2/hr
 Ground Slabs 1.0  1.5  1.8   m2/hr
 Columns, Construct Kickers, direct to slab 3.2  4.1  5.4   no/hr
 Columns, Construct Kickers, suspended from soffit slab 1.2  2.8  3.2   no/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Timber Clamp/Prop, csa < 0.1m2 1.3  1.6  1.8   m2/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Timber Clamp/Prop, csa 0.1-0.4m2 1.8  2.1  2.4   m2/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Timber Clamp/Prop, csa over 0.4m2 2.0  2.3  2.5   m2/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Steel Forms, 1.5 x 1.5 x 9.0m high 7.9  9.5  10.3   m2/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Steel Forms, 2.0 x 2.0 x 9.0m high 6.9  7.5  8.3   m2/hr
 Columns, Square Sides, Steel Forms, 2.0 x 4.0 x 9.0m high 8.5  10.2  12.0   m2/hr
 Columns, Round Sides, Sacrificial Plastic Mould, 3.0-4.0m dia 3.5  4.5  6.0   m2/hr
 Columns, Round Sides, Steel Mould, 3.0-4.0m dia 5.2  6.5  7.5   m2/hr
 Columns, Sloping Column Heads, extra over rate -   2.5  3.5   hrs/no
 Staircases, Stair Soffit, Sloping 0.7  0.8  1.0   m2/hr
 Staircases, Stair Soffit, Flat Landing 0.8  0.9  1.2   m2/hr
 Staircases, Wall Strings 0.4  0.6  -    m2/hr
 Staircases, Open Strings 0.7  0.8  -    m2/hr
 Staircases, Riser Boards fixed to strings -   2.5  2.8   m2/hr
 Staircases, Risers fixed to Strings -   2.3  2.6   m2/hr
 Waffle Flooring, 2.4m grid 1.1  1.4  1.8   m2/hr
 Shaft Slip Forming -   300.0  500.0   mm/hr
 Table Form, Aluminum System, 400m2 bays 2.1  3.2  3.8   m2/hr
 Table Form, H-Frame Steel Falsework, 400m2 bays 1.9  3.0  3.5   m2/hr
 Tunnel Forms, Wall and Slab poured as one -   15.6  17.5   m2/hr
 Hollorib Decking, lay deck -   43.5  47.5   m2/hr
 Hollorib Decking, shear connecting studs -   29.3  31.2   m2/hr
 Stop Ends, no perforations 2.8  3.5  4.2   m2/hr
 Stop Ends, minor perforations 1.2  1.5  1.9   m2/hr
 Stop Ends, dense perforations 0.9  1.1  1.4   m2/hr
 Box Outs, 0.01-0.05m2 7.6  8.2  9.1   no/hr
 Box Outs, over 0.05m2 3.1  3.9  4.5   no/hr
 Dummy Frames, under 3.0m2 4.5  6.2  7.1   no/hr
 Dummy Frames, over 3.0m2 3.1  3.7  4.5   no/hr

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