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Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades underwent the largest environmental restoration project ever in the United States.

One of the requirements of the project was to allow the water to flow from man-made canals back over the open landscape as it once did. To accomplish this, the use of cast-inplace culverts was implemented to allow water to flow underneath elevated roads and berms.

The Frami Box Culvert Traveler Form can be constructed out of any Doka wall formwork (Frami, Framax, or Top 50), allowing contractors to cast walls and an elevated deck as a single-pour concrete shell. In the Florida Everglades, a cast-inplace culvert was implemented to allow water to flow underneath elevated road and berms from a man-made canal to the open landscape. Using the Box Culvert system, to cast lengths of 50 ft. per pour, the system was easy to set up and move in less than a minute, allowing contractor Southwest Construction Services, to get in, set rebar, and prepare for the next pour.

In order to achieve the anticipated outcome, a fully rentable Box Culvert Traveler solution comprised of Doka's framed formwork Frami, allowed the contractor to cast the walls and elevated deck as a single-pour concrete shell. The concrete shell is 8 feet-by-8 feet, with casting lengths of 50 feet per pour. Southwest Construction Services, Inc. have been highly satisfied to see how fast the Box Culvert is stripped, moved and reset into position for subsequent pours.

The system is fully rentable and because of its simple design, it is capable of rolling from pour to pour in minutes.

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Building site Florida Everglades with Box Culvert Traveler
Building site Florida Everglades

The largest environmental restoration project ever in the US.