This post explains the necessary Inspections and testing required during the installation of Mivan Formwork. This is only a summary and a full customizable ITP with the required checklist in word format can be downloaded from the link given at the bottom.
WHAT IS MIVAN FORMWORK
It is an advanced version for the formwork of structural elements like columns, walls, and slabs. These are manufactured from lightweight extruded aluminum. These are easy to use and helpful in making construction projects faster. These are mainly using for typical floors in high-rise buildings and mass housing projects.
WHAT IS AN INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN OR ITP
Inspection and Test plans and checklists are integral parts of quality management systems not only in construction but in almost every industry where Quality Management systems are in place. It is considered to be master documents through which different parameters and actions of a process or activity would be monitored and recorded which play a vital part during the verification later or in simple terms during auditing.
In the construction industry, where there are a lot of activities, for a variety of trades such as structural, Finishes, Façade, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, etc. are to be completed spanning across excavation for the foundation to handing over the stage, thereby Preparation and implementation of different inspection test plans form the most crucial part of the project management system.
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Inspection and Test Plan For Mivan Formwork
SECTION 1 – DOCUMENTATION REVIEW
This part deals with the review and approval requirements of necessary documents needed to be completed before the work on-site is to be started. The important part is drawings including the typical details common to all the work in different areas and sections, materials as required by the project elements.
SECTION 3 – INSPECTION OF INCOMING MATERIALS
This part deals with the inspection of materials that are required for the structural elements. These are mainly different types of panels, wedges, and pins.
The storage of materials also shall be checked whether it is followed the guidelines or standards applicable.
SECTION 4 – PRE WORK INSPECTION (INSPECTION PRIOR TO START ERECTION OF FORMWORK)
Pre-work inspection is important for any activity. Availability of the materials in the exact numbers as per the no and size of the structural elements are to be checked. The storage of the materials shall be checked to ensure that it is satisfactory to all parties.
The important inspection points are
|Check on the numbering of panels|
|Check on the level mark|
|Check for spacing of level mark|
|Check on the application of the form release agent.|
SECTION 5 – WOK IN PROGRESS INSPECTION
This part deals with the points to be taken care of while the installation of formwork is in progress. Some inspection points may not be on “HOLD’ during this stage and hence keen attention is required during routine site visits (SURVEILLANCE). When discrepancies/changes against the acceptance criteria are observed instruction is to be given to rectify them immediately.
The major points are
|Check on first fixing panels|
|Check for fixing of flat ties|
|Check for installation of subsequent panels|
|Fixing of vertical formwork|
|Check for the sequence of installation of pins|
|Check for pins on the slab level|
|Check for raking shore (temporary side supports)|
|Check for installation of beam panels|
|Check for installation of slab formwork|
|Check for MEP installations|
|Check for kicker assembly|
|Check for cleaning|
|Check for level and line of vertical panels installed|
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