Cast Formwork System: customised self-construction for local informal conditions

Authors

  • Nadia Remmerswaal TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Marcel Bilow TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Faas Moonen Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Rijk Blok Eindhoven University of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2017.2.1918

Keywords:

concrete, CAST Formwork Systems, CFS, concrete formwork system, CNC milling technology, housing

Abstract

CAST Formwork Systems (CFS) is a concrete formwork system based on CNC milling technology. It enables self-construction in informal areas to build up safe, incremental housing up to four storeys high. Ordinary formwork systems are complex to use, often too expensive for the low- to mid-low income group and only suited to one shape of building plot. The CFS-system is not only cheaper, it can be customized to all shapes of building-plots and is both safe and easier in use.

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Published

2017-12-25