A formwork system signifies the molds used to store and hold wet concrete until curing is achieved. Curing is a significant process in concrete construction. Concrete has been demonstrated to be the most suitable construction material for buildings and foundations since it withstands fire and ensures protection against storms and extreme temperatures. In addition, concrete contributes to the creative modern architectural design. Therefore, modernization of formwork systems was essential to keep pace with concrete advancement.
As tall structures have gradually emerged to be the modern trend, formwork systems have also developed from being simple timber-based to pre-engineered structures of steel, aluminum, timber, plywood, and plastics. The formwork technology has translated into rapid construction with less labor.