Permanent formwork has just been added to the Responsible Building Materials credit in Green Star as a recognition that the use of materials in permanent, or stay-in-place (SIP) formwork is on the rise.

The growing use of this product has the potential to change significantly the way walls are erected, with flow on consequences in the environmental, health and safety aspects of construction. It’s therefore timely to take a closer look at this product and at some of the reasons behind its adoption….