Today slipforming is the ultimate balance between maximum construction capabilities and minimum expenses. In other words, the guaranteed time saving factor and the economical benefits for the customer. The utilisation range of the slipform concept has been fundamentally extended with the development, refinement and introduction of special techniques by Gleitbau Salzburg. New construction opportunities have emerged with these developments, far beyond the realization of functional buildings. For example, slipforming of complicated inclined structures, the integration or combination of both, precast concrete elements and composite constructions.
The classic slipforming method uses the extrusion concept in concrete construction. Hydraulic jacks elevate the formwork of the complete structure in a continuous vertical sliding motion as concrete placing processes. One of the major advantages of slipform construction is the provision of a monolithically cast structure free from ties and cold joints. This feature is distinct over conventionally formed buildings, particularly for water and gas retaining structures.
The minimal form and space requirements of the system, along with an accelerated construction time and low personnel expenses, guarantee cost-efficiency for the client.