Vertical Formwork – Module 27308-14

Vertical Formwork – Module 27308-14


Module 27308-14 describes the applications and construction methods for types of forming and form hardware systems for walls, columns, and stairs, as well as slip forms, climbing forms, and shaft forms. The text provides an overview of the assembly, erection, and stripping of gang forms.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify the basic types of concrete wall forms.

  • Explain the importance of formwork planning.
  • List the parts and accessories of concrete wall forms.
  • Describe applications of panel form systems.
  • Describe applications of gang forms.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe applications for patented wall-form systems.

  • List applications for curved forms.
  • Describe how to frame wall openings.

Learning Objective 3 – Explain how to properly assemble and set forms.

  • Explain how to assemble forms.
  • Explain how to set forms.

Learning Objective 4 – Identify the types of column forms.

  • List applications for fiber and steel column forms.
  • List applications for job-built column forms.

Learning Objective 5 – List applications of vertical slipforming and describe each.

  • Identify slip-form components.
  • Describe applications of climbing forms.

Learning Objective 6 – Describe how to construct stair forms.

Learning Objective 7 – List various vertical architectural and specialty forms, and describe applications for each.

  • Describe how smooth finishes are created.
  • Describe how textured surfaces are created.
  • Explain the use of insulating concrete forms (ICFs).

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 3) – Erect, plumb, and brace an instructor-selected wall form.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 4) – Erect, plumb, and brace an instructor-selected column form.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 6) – Erect, plumb, and brace a stair form.


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