Self-lifting concrete form adapted to accommodate horizontal reinforcing steel

  • US 9,611,663 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2013
  • Issued: 04/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of forming and pouring vertical wall courses that are tied into horizontal floors, comprising the steps of:

  • arranging rebar between two forming walls that define a width and height of a vertical wall course;

    arranging horizontally extending rebar that extends out of one forming wall of the two forming walls;

    pouring concrete between the two forming walls to form the vertical wall course;

    after the concrete is set, retracting the one forming wall to a position that clears the horizontally extending rebar;

    raising the two forming walls to a position above the formed vertical wall course;

    pouring concrete to form a horizontal floor adjacent to the vertical wall course, the horizontal floor incorporating the horizontally extending rebar to tie the horizontal floor into the vertical wall course;

    advancing the one forming wall toward the respective other forming wall to define a second vertical wall course on top of the first vertical wall course.

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