The fastest slab formwork: MevaDec
Measurements performed by the independent izb institute confirm time advantage
Time saving of many hours
Measurements performed by the izb (Institute for time management and business consulting in construction) prove it in black and white: MevaDec is the fastest standard slab formwork with drop head available on the market.
Verified by an independent body
The german manual on work organisation for construction projects – forming work / standard slab formwork published by the independent institute izb summarises the latest evaluations of the guideline values for required working time in building construction.
To do this, three example floor plans that were the same for all systems were used and the guideline values for slab heights up to 5.50 m were calculated. For the new MevaDec generation with the drop-head-beam-panel method, the calculations were based on a working group with two skilled workers for both assembly and stripping.
The system’s advantages – and this is a special feature – enable assembly to be performed by two workers, whereas stripping can be done by just one worker. These values can also be found in the manual and underline the practical advantage of using MevaDec.
10% faster than the strongest competitor
The izb investigations illustrate that the new MevaDec offers clear benefits when used with the well-established and quick drop-head-beam-panel method.
It is, on average, 10% faster than the strongest competitor. Compared to the average value for comparable competitive systems, the advantage for assembly and stripping performed by two skilled workers is actually about 28%. If stripping is performed by just one worker, his colleague can already prepare the next cycle.
Saves 50 h on a forming area of 1,000 m²
For formwork assembly and stripping for slabs in the floor plan, including cleaning and the application of release agent, 13:48 min/m² were required on average in Germany. Comparable competitive systems require an average of 16:48 min/m² (see pages 47-54 of the above-mentioned Manual, 2021 edition). Due to the saving of approx. 3 min/m², the working hours for a shell construction project with a forming area of 1,000 m² can be reduced by about 50 hours.
Simple handling right from the start
The new MevaDec generation offers excellent prerequisites for quicker and more comfortable assembly and stripping of the slab formwork. Extensively optimised, even lighter and more user friendly, it enables the use of three forming methods in one system.
Effortless and simple working practices reduce the time required
Effortless and simple working practices reduce the time required and increase work safety. The new MevaDec generation offers excellent prerequisites for quicker and more comfortable assembly and stripping of the slab formwork. Extensively optimised, even lighter and more user friendly, it enables the use of three forming methods in one system:
- Drop-head-beam-panel method (FTE)
- Panel method (E)
- Primary-and-secondary-beam method (HN)
In each case, the user profits from a high level of flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Especially the drop-head-beam-panel method for early stripping with lowerable drop head speeds up construction work and reduces on-site material requirements.
The new MevaDec
A system full of good ideas
High economic efficiency
Outstanding price performance thanks to exceptional durability, performance, ease handling and flexibility. MevaDec pays for itself in the long term with lower costs for personnel, crane time and less material like props.
All panels have grip openings in the frame profile and ergonomically shaped cross-stiffeners for effortless and safe handling.
40% less props
The 160/160 panel for efficient forming of large surfaces reduces the number of props required by 40% when using the panel method.
Weighs only 16 kg/m²
The standard 160/80 panel of the new generation weighs only 16 kg/m². It covers almost every requirement.
Easily to suit every building geometry
MevaDec can be used irrespective of the grid pattern thanks to free selection of the primary beam orientation. This reduces the number of compensations required and makes it possible to adapt the formwork easily to suit every building geometry.
alkus all-plastic facing
The long-term 7-year warranty also apples to the alkus all-plastic facing. It can be nailed, is bendable but then retains it form, does not absorb water, and does not swell or shrink. Its surface finish guarantees top-class concrete quality even after hundreds of applications.
Aluminium is more sustainable
The aluminium of MevaDec slab formwork is made of recycled aluminium, has a long service life, can be repaired and is easy to recycle.