When Frank McCracken, the contractor repre‑
senting Akron School District R‑1, approached
Symons® by Dayton Superior seeking advice
about forming the risers for a high school
stadium, he stated that he preferred a sys‑
tem that is assembled once and moved for
In addition to creating a grid to hold the
formwork, engineers designed a unique way
to move the forms from one pour to the next.
Horizontal Soldier Beams were bolted to ver‑
tical members at the top and bottom of the
frame and 10" rigid wheels were attached to
the horizontal beams. When the forms were
stripped by raising the strut jacks, a forklift
lifted each end of the frame, an 8" x 10" steel
beam was placed on its side under the rigid
wheels, and the whole assembly was rolled to
the next location.
The contractor was very pleased with how
quickly the forming system assembled and how
easily it moved from one location to another.