Vertical Concrete Slipform Construction


Gleitbau GmbH is a highly experienced slipform and specialty contractor. Vertical concrete slipform construction and related services form the basis of our business. If you would like a proposal for your project, please visit here.

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Conical Slipforming

Vertical concrete slipform construction of a varying cross-section for an offshore oil platform.

Vertical Concrete Slipform Construction of Irregular Cross Sections

Vertical concrete slipform construction is used in large scale civil engineering projects all over the world. It has many advantages, most notably the speed of construction and the monolithic structure produced by the continuous slipforming process, without joints, rebar bolsters and form ties.

This site aims to inform and educate construction professionals and other interested parties on the details of vertical slipforming. Our goal is to demonstrate the many advantages and possibilities of this amazing construction technology. Some of the most impressive structures ever built were made possible by slipforming concrete to great heights. For example, offshore oil platforms that are much taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Our independent slipform company is privately owned and not part of any construction group. We can tackle any project with confidence, based on over 50 years of slipforming experience. Vertical slipforming is what we do. As a full service slipform contractor, we will provide a detailed proposal for your project upon request. Please feel free to send us your project plans for our input and recommendations. We will work closely with your team to develop the optimal slipform solution for your project. Our services are very competitive and based on unparalleled know-how combined with world-wide experience.

Vertical concrete slipform construction of high rise buildings.

Slipforming of High Rise Buildings

Projects that can benefit from slipform construction

Any concrete structure taller than about 20 m / 60 ft can benefit from this technology. Below are some of the more common structures for which slipform construction has been used :

  • High Rise Buildings and Cores
  • LNG Storage Tanks
  • Offshore Oil Platforms
  • Marine Structures and Caissons
  • Bridge Pylons and Columns
  • Industrial and Conical Chimneys
  • Hyperbolic Cooling Towers
  • Telecommunication Towers
  • Air Traffic Control Towers
  • Cable Car Aerial Tramway Towers
  • Water Tanks and Towers
  • Power Generation Buildings
  • Silos and Storage Bins
  • Wind Turbines and Solar Towers
  • Dam Faces and Sloping
  • Underground Shafts and Linings
Vertical concrete slipform construction of LNG tanks.

Slipforming of Large LNG Storage Tanks

Benefits of vertical concrete slipform construction

No special concrete is required for slipforming conventional structures.

Slipforming cuts costs and reduces man hours by maximizing jobsite resources.

Slipforming ensures maximum safety for your construction crews, as the formwork always remains connected to the concrete structure.

Average speeds of 0.3 m / 1 ft per hour are common.

For more details, see Technical / Advantages