With plans drawn up to build a castle designed
for state-of-the-art pediatric care, Henry Carlson
Company (Sioux Falls, SD) and J.E. Dunn
Construction (Kansas City, MO) joined with
Bierschbach Equipment & Supply (Sioux Falls,
SD) and Symons (Minneapolis, MN) to design
and supply a gangforming system to complete
the complex foundation. This project has over
1,500 lineal feet of 18 foot tall walls and four
shearwalls reaching over 120 feet tall. The
hospital foundation was ideal for the Rapid
Clamp forming system.
Bierschbach worked closely with the contractor
to design the project to suit their needs.
Then, Bierschbach and Symons combined
rental inventories when needed to supply the
10,000+ square feet of forms needed to keep
three concrete crews busy. One crew worked
on exterior walls while two others worked on
the four shearwalls.
The exterior walls were formed using the large
Rapid Clamp 2m x 3m panel and in more
complex areas, the system transitioned to the
contractor’s own Steel-Ply® forms. With reusable
Taper Ties, the contractor was able to cut
back on costly tie expense.
When asked about the forming system and design,
superintendents Eric Bender, Henry Carlson
Company and Corey Erdkamp, J.E. Dunn
said, “The design professionals at Bierschbach
and the forming system were a time saver and
kept the foundation work on schedule on this
fast track project.”