Design with Permanent Formwork – A Smarter Way to Build Structural Walls

As it stands, the construction of formwork usually involves one of three well-known methods – in-situ conventional formwork, blockwork or precast concrete. While each of these methods is reliable and, if constructed appropriately, can be relied upon to meet all regulatory requirements, each also has its drawbacks.

In-situ conventional formwork is costly and tends to involve a lot of unnecessary waste; blockwork is notoriously slow and labour intensive; and precast concrete formwork generally requires the use of cranes.

The good news is that an effective and proven alternative – permanent formwork – is available. Inexpensive, reliable, and easy to install, it does away with many of the complications associated with the above, better-known formwork options. And on top of that, it also delivers several design related benefits.

Titled ‘Design with Permanent Formwork – A Smarter Way to Build Structural Walls’, this session of CPD Live focuses on these systems. Our speakers identify the types of permanent formwork systems available, outlines how to derive the most benefit from them, and explains how to ensure they meet all regulatory requirements.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of permanent formwork walling systems available
  • Outline the benefits and recognise the design flexibility and cost efficiencies associated with permanent formwork
  • Identify applications that are suitable for permanent formwork walling systems
  • Outline the compliance requirements associated with permanent formwork



Michael Beer, Specification Manager, CSR

Michael holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has worked as an architect as well as 15 plus years in the broader construction industry. He has experience both managing projects and selling products including acoustic ceilings and walls, decorative render finishes and rain screen faced systems. Michael also worked with international software companies promoting BIM and other design packages.  He is currently leading the specification team in NSW and focuses on architects, engineers and certifiers interested in AFS permanent formwork, Hebel and Cemintel. He has also worked in CSR’s brick division – PGH as BDM for InBrick facades.



Live Session Details

4 June, 2024

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AEST

Live Session

This session will be locked 15 minutes after the starting time.

If you miss the live session, On Demand access will be available at a later date.

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Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point