i’m wondeing how they will strip the forms as it appears the walls are so close to earth. (there might be an osha issue there, too)
fyi, there’s a difference between cement and concrete. cement is what comes in the bags, concrete is the mix of cement, sand & aggregate. old timers taught me “cement can fly away, concrete can’t”
the “connectors” are, around here, called snap-ties. their design allows the form to be kept at the correct width (8"? 10"?) by snugging up against the plastic cone you can see in the photo. after the pour the form guys should snap them off (some of the lazy ones rather not). they will break at the point of that plastic cone . the resulting cone-shaped hole should be patched with a grout (both sides) to avoice water migration and possible rust of the snap-tie.