Shotcrete placement produces very localized pressure on the one-sided forms we typically use. The 90 lb (40 kg) is a reasonable figure when shooting directly against the form. If shooting thick walls, we typically use a benching approach for placement that puts most of the force directly on the supporting floor (or earth) and putting little force on the form. Thus, the form is more of a way to define the back surface. You will often see shotcrete forms in lower-height applications using thin forming materials such as Masonite, pegboard, or even a stay-form for the formed surface. Often, the larger load controlling the design on a form may be the wind loads expected during the construction period.