Das MAC Klettersytsem im Einsatz für das City Projekt Deansgate Square.

Climbing Formwork

At MEVA, we provide climbing formwork, which plays a pivotal role in the construction of tall vertical structures, such as skyscrapers, high-rise residential buildings, airport control towers and lift shafts. Because it rises with the building process, this formwork system makes it faster and easier for developers to complete their construction projects with a repetitive design or seamless wall structure.

A Closer Look at Modern Climbing Formworks

Modern climbing formworks comprise a large wall formwork mounted on a climbing scaffold. Climbing brackets are attached to preset anchors as part of the first concrete pour. This ensures that the wind loads and dead load of the wall formwork and the brackets are transferred. The formwork also uses two climbing brackets to create a working platform to align and support the panels.

Once the concrete has been poured, suspension shoes and screws are attached. Then, both the climbing platform and the formwork are lifted to the new suspension point to be used for the next pouring cycle.

Types of Climbing Formwork Systems

Climbing formwork systems come in different shapes and sizes, all with their own unique qualities and specifications. Keep in mind that a particular type of climbing formwork may be better suited to one project over another. Similar to the slab formwork systems we have on offer, climbing forms can be very diverse, we recommend that you seek expert advice from our team here at MEVA to ensure that you receive the best possible solution for your construction project.

Climbing Formworks from MEVA

At MEVA, we are committed to developing climbing and travelling formwork systems that promote maximum safety in the workplace while helping builders reduce construction time, costs and labour. As such, we provide climbing formwork systems with smart designs and features that will help you meet the specific requirements of your project and enable you to achieve your business goals.

Crane-dependent climbing formwork

Crane-dependent climbing formworks are often used in the construction of non-slab walls, dams, cooling towers and other similar concrete structures. As the name suggests, they rely on the appropriate lifting equipment to reach the next suspension point.

Crane-dependent climbing formwork

Self-climbing formwork

Self-climbing formwork is an automatic climbing system that is lifted without using a crane. Instead, it has hydraulic rams that lift the scaffold, formwork and secondary formwork to the next pouring cycle. Self-climbing formwork systems, such as the ones we offer here at MEVA, are often used in the construction of tall concrete structures. These include bridge piers, towers, the cores of high-rise buildings and other projects that require seamless walls.

Since self-climbing formwork does not require any lifting equipment, it can significantly help reduce overall costs and labour. Another advantage is that it allows builders to continue their work even when it is very windy.

The automatic climbing system climbs as a unit and is independent of a crane.

Single-sided climbing formwork

Besides the self-climbing and crane-dependent climbing formworks, there is also the single-sided climbing formwork. With this formwork system, the concrete pressure that develops during pouring is transferred into the wall below through braces and wall struts instead of being transmitted into an opposite formwork through ties. Single-sided climbing formworks are often essential in the construction of dams, sluices and other similar structures.

Single-sided Climbing Formwork KLK 230 used to pour concrete against a dam

MAC Automatic Climbing System

MAC is a self-climbing formwork system that promises speed and efficiency, especially when used at great heights. Due to its integrated platforms and ladders, it offers an excellent degree of safety. MAC’s clever design gives it a great deal of flexibility, allowing it to adapt quickly and easily to a building’s specifications. As an added bonus, it also features a high-performance hydraulic system that allows a stroke of 4.5 metres. 

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The MEVA climbing system from MAC in use for a high-rise building.

MGC-H Climbing System

Consisting of wall formwork and working platforms, the rail-guided MGC-H climbing system can be assembled quickly and easily on-site. It climbs as a unit, either hydraulically or by crane, and is equipped with guide rails. This ensures that the climbing formwork remains anchored to the building during the climbing and construction phase regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. 

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The MGC climbing system consists of wall formwork and work platform.

MGS-H Screen System

Designed for high-rise constructions, the MGS-H encloses entire storeys of a building, regardless of its height. Similar to the MGC-H, this formwork system climbs hydraulically or by crane. It can be used with MAC or MGC-H to ensure high levels of safety and efficiency during construction. Offering flexibility, this climbing formwork can be used with or without a working platform. 

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MGS MEVA Guided Screen System lifted by a crane

KLK 230 Climbing Scaffold

The KLK 230 is a multifunctional climbing scaffold that offers all the technical benefits of large-area climbing formworks regardless of the building’s height while offering the same amount of safety at ground level. It can function as climbing formwork or as a working platform when rebarring, setting up the formwork or pouring concrete. 

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KLK 230 Climbing Scaffold

If You Want Safe, Reliable and Intelligent Climbing Systems, Contact MEVA Today

For many developers, building towering structures can be a huge challenge. However, thanks to modern climbing systems, construction work can be significantly expedited while improving overall efficiency and ensuring the safety and security of the on-site crew.

Get in touch with MEVA today to find out more about our climbing systems or to request a free consultation.