Logicwall® Construction Process
Reduce cranage and finish faster
Whether you’re a developer, building contractor, architect or engineer, you know that the cost and timeline pressures of today’s fast-moving construction industry mean you need to work with smart solutions that meet strict standards, yet assist with swift project completion.
Helping to reduce onsite labour requirements and construction times can be a significant factor for being repeatedly contracted as a trusted partner. With logicwall®, a cutting edge lightweight permanent formwork system, you can achieve both objectives, with the best substrate results for quick and attractive finishing.
Shop drawings and panel ID
- AFS Logicwall® is a shop-drawn system and is custom manufactured to suit the design of each project. This means we can accommodate columns, beams, corners, raked walls, sills and lintels on your project.
- The shop-drawn logicwall® system will dramatically reduce waste and mess onsite compared with traditional construction methods such as block work.
- Each panel is labelled with a Panel ID code that corresponds with the shop drawings. This allows for enhanced coordination in delivery and installation stages.
- AFS Logicwall® is freighted to the site in bulk quantities of up to 185m² per load
- The panels are flat stacked, creating pallets which can be craned by a custom-made pallet lifter or Manitou onto the floor slab, ready for placement.
AFS Logicwall® is renowned for its speed of construction and its ability to deliver large structures in record time
Step 01 - Floor track
Floor track is fixed to the marked out slab over reinforcement starter bars.
Step 02 - Easy lift
Panels are erected by hand – teams of three men per panel, using a set technique.
Step 03 - Alignment
Panel joiner stud is aligned with the standing panel.
Step 04 - Install
Standing panel is lowered down over the reinforcement starter bars.
Step 05 - Secure
Panel is locked into place over the floor track.
Step 06 - Bracing
Walls are temporarily braced at panel joints with purpose-built adjustable braces.
Step 07 - Reinforcement
Vertical and horizontal reinforcement bars are placed in walls to project engineer’s specification.
Step 08 - Wall straightening
Panels are plumbed and straightened with levels and string lines.
Step 09 - Electrics
Electrical conduits are installed from the top of the panel.
Step 10 - Plumbing
Conduits and pipes for plumbing services are generally attached to the wall which is strapped and lined.
Step 11 - Core filling
After the installation process is complete the panels are then core filled with concrete using concrete pumping methods, generally using a boom pump.
Reinforcement and services integration
Vertical and horizontal reinforcement bars are placed in the walls to project engineer’s specification.
Conduits are installed from the top of the panel prior to core filling. Electrical boxes are attached to the conduit and secured with a face cover place.
Conduits and pipes for plumbing services are generally attached to the wall, which is battened and sheeted.
Concrete core fill
After the installation process is complete the panels are then core filled with concrete, generally using a boom pump. Core filling is mostly performed from the formed deck of the next slab or off a scaffold. The concrete walls are then ready to perform as a load bearing structure for the next floor slab or roof structure.
Eliminate the cost of additional trades normally needed for plastering or any other veneer application. AFS Logicwall® is an all-in-one permanent formwork system for building, engineered load-bearing functionality and ready for cosmetic application of finishes for completion of a job. The clean flat fibre cement finish of logicwall® provides an excellent substrate for a range of external and internal acrylic render and painting systems. For internal party and corridor wall applications, logicwall® offers hard-wearing impact-resistant and solid concrete-feel walls which add value to the overall development.
Internal wall finishing
- Walls can be finished by joint setting only, joint setting and skim coating, or lining with plasterboard. AFS recommends skim coating for walls which are subject to glancing light only.
- The walls are then ready for applied finishes and painting with recommended leading brand products to deliver quality masonry-feel walls for a range of applications.
External wall finishing
- AFS offers several external slab junction details to prevent water entry and to suit the architectural design of the building.
- We strongly recommend the application of an acrylic render system to external walls. This assists the concealment of joints and surface imperfections that may be visible in glancing light conditions.
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