Using the NeMax system imagine a column needs to be made.As an example this column is a 50cms x 50 cms column with a height of 450cms. The first column panel is firstly assembled using a flat clear area close to the construction area as pictured.
The NeMax panels, with additional holes bored into the plywood face are connected in the upright position as shown with the holes l,ined up as necessary.
The panels are secured together using tie rods as shown.
The same action is carried out for the length of the panels tightening the tie rods to all the connecting whalers.
The same method is used to attach the other two corner panels.
The tie rod placement procedure is repeated for all the panels resulting in a one piece column formwork.
This operation is repeated for other column pieces of different heights if applicable.
By placing two column parts together we can attain a column of the required height. Different alternatives are available to achieve most required column heights.
The column pieces are placed on top of each other and secured with NeMax locks as shown.
Supporting push pull props are connected and adjusted to gain a plumb column.
If as in the case for tall columns working consolesare attached to allow concrete pouring and vibration with safety in mind.
To the working consoles wooden struts and bannisters are attached and the column formwork consisting of two column parts joined is now ready for many many uses producing a perfect faced column.