Construction Process

AFS Logicwall® construction: a permanent formwork system

Walls constructed FAST

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.

The choice is logicwall®

If you have any further enquiries about the benefits of logicwall®, please contact AFS today. For more detailed installation information, see our Installation page.

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.

Delivery

AFS Logicwall® is freighted to the site by AFS Logistics, 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.

Panel installation

AFS Logicwall® is renowned for its speed of construction and its ability to deliver large structures in record time. An example of this is a building completed by JSN Hanna at Brunker Road, Potts Hill NSW. The project, consisting of 96 units and 12,000 m² of logicwall® was installed in just 13 weeks.

Panel pre-core-filling installation sequence
 
STEP 1
Floor track
Floor track is fixed to the marked out slab over reinforcement starter bars.
 
STEP 2
Easy lift
Panels are erected by hand – teams of three men per panel, using a set technique.
 
STEP 3
Alignment
Panel joiner stud is aligned with the standing panel.
 
STEP 4
Install
Standing panel is lowered down over the reinforcement starter bars.
 
STEP 5
Secure
Panel is locked into place over the floor track.
 
STEP 6
Bracing
Walls are temporarily braced at panel joints with purpose-built adjustable braces.
 
STEP 7
Reinforcement
Vertical and horizontal reinforcement bars are placed in walls to project engineer’s specification.
 
STEP 8
Wall straightening
Panels are plumbed and straightened with levels and string lines.
 
STEP 9
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 battened and sheeted.
 
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.

Architect and engineer requirements with a complete permanent formwork system

Complete compatibility from a complete component range

Corner panels
Reinforcement bars are pre-installed in corner panels at the time of production, ensuring continuous overlap.
Door frames
Steel door frames are installed with the panels and core filled.
Panel ends and openings
Panel ends and openings are closed with the end cap system consisting of steel studs lined with fibre cement.
Edgeform
AFS Logicwall® provides edgeform for external walls and is designed to suit your slab thickness. This eliminates the need for conventionally formed edgeform and there are no exposed slab edges.

Reinforcement and services integration

Reinforcement
Vertical and horizontal reinforcement bars are placed in the walls to project engineer’s specification.
Electrical services
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 plate.
Plumbing services
Conduits and pipes for plumbing services are generally attached to the wall, which is battened and sheeted. This is the case for most wet areas in order to comply with the ‘impact isolation’ provisions under BCANCC.
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.

Wall finishing

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.

The choice is logicwall®

If you have any further enquiries about the benefits of logicwall®, please contact AFS today. For more detailed installation information, see our Installation page.

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