Slab formwork MevaDec

Lighter and more ergonomic: The new MevaDec generation convinces due to the low weight and ease of cleaning of all its components as well as its optimised handling properties – based on all the tried-and-tested MevaDec system advantages.


Product characteristics

  • Size and weight

    • Largest panel 160/160 cm

    • Weight-optimised system for ergonomic and thus efficient work

    • Standard panel 160/80 cm weighs only 16 kg/m² – almost all requirements can be covered with only one panel size

  • Safety due to prop spacing defined by the system

  • One system – three slab-forming methods

    • Drop-head-beam-panel method (FTE)

    • Primary- and-secondary-beam method (HN)

    • Panel method (E)

  • Closed aluminium section 

    • Ergonomic grip profile

    • High-quality cured powder-coated finish for easy cleaning and reduced concrete adhesion

  • Sophisticated MEVA product design

    • High-quality alkus all-plastic facing AL 10 with 7-year long-term warranty

    • Durable and easy to repair

  • Compatible with previous generation

The efficient and ergonomic slab formwork

MevaDec is not bound to a rigid grid pattern, meaning that it can be flexibly adapted to suit any building layout and any slab thickness. Minimized filler areas allow it to be set up more quickly. In the process, the predefined prop spacing ensures safety and optimised material stock on the construction site.

leichte und robuste Elemene mit bequemen Griffprofilen.

Robust, lightweight panels with grip openings to simplify handling.

Fewer compensations saves time. Even uneven slab edges can be solved with a minimum of filler areas.

The ergonomic grip profiles facilitate installation, also from below.

Die MevaDec von oben mit alkus Platten.

Fewer job-built solutions saves money. Trouble-free connections to conventionally formed areas.

One system – three slab-forming methods

Drop-head-beam-panel method (FTE)

The FTE method uses only three components: panels, primary beams and props with drop heads. MevaDec is the flexible answer for almost all slab requirements in a single system, even for slab thicknesses of well over 30 cm. The system is independent of the grid pattern in one direction, and the free selection of the beam orientation reduces the number of compensations.

The panels can be freely inserted and slid into place, also passing over the drop heads, to ensure maximum flexibility and make MevaDec readily adaptable to any building geometry. The MevaDec drop head (lowers the primary beams and panels by 19 cm) makes early stripping possible, thus allowing optimised material stock on the construction site as well as rapid construction progress.

The beams and panels can be stripped effortlessly and used for the next pouring cycle. It is thus possible to complete a slab in three days.

The main and secondary beam method includes the four components main/secondary beams, columns and drop head.
Primary-and-secondary-beam method (HN)

The HN method uses only four components: primary beams, secondary beams, props with drop heads, and facings. This method thus enables the advantages of early stripping to be exploited. The system enables the loose facing to be freely selected:

  • Shuttering panel 3S
  • alkus all-plastic facing
  • Other alternatives


Drop head with primary beams lowered by approx. 19 cm

Panel method (E)

The panel method (E) uses only two components: panels and props with prop heads. 

This method is the ideal option for building layouts and filler areas involving small surface areas in conjunction with simple logistics.

Thanks to the clever design of the MevaDec prop head, the panels are automatically secured to prevent them coming loose and moving unintentionally.


MevaDec – a system full of ideas

  • Material savings of up to 40%
    Fewer props and the optimum use of system components makes MevaDec particularly efficient. The MevaDec drop head allows for optimised material stock on the construction site and rapid construction progress.
  • Changing the direction of the primary beams.
    The system is independent of the grid pattern and the free selection of beam direction reduces filler areas. Mounting one primary beam in another primary beam allows the assembly direction to be changed flexibly, making it possible to adapt the formwork smoothly to suit every building geometry.


MevaDec panel highlights

MevaDec frame element with alkus all-plastic facing plate and an ergonomic handle profile
  • Ease of cleaning 
    and reduced concrete adhesion (through optimised profile cross-section)

  • Closed profile
    for a high degree of stability and durability

  • High-quality cured powder-coated finish

  • Light and ergonomic
    due to weight-optimised aluminium sections

  • Ergonomic grip profile


  • alkus all-plastic facing
    The alkus facing does not absorb water. It doesn’t swell or shrink. The rugged, smooth surface guarantees first-class quality of the concrete even after repeated use.


  • Panel connector
    Connects MevaDec panels to each other quickly and easily

Overview panel + beams MevaDec

Panel widths  [cm]  
 160 80 60 40 Primary beam  Secondary beam  Compensation beam 
Heights [cm] 270            

Slabformwork MevaDec in combination with shoring systems MT60 and MEP

MevaDec’s versatility is further underlined by a matching set of support and assembly options. These include:

  • EuMax props, Class D and E, with a permissible load capacity (to DIN EN 1065) of 20 kN and 30 kN, irrespective of extension length;
  • MEP shoring tower, for heights up to 21 m;
  • MT 60 shoring tower, with 1.70 x 1.70 m footprint, ideal for FTE and HN methods.

With guard-railing posts, associated supports and safety mesh securely in place, there is nothing to inhibit safe working on the formwork.

Safety with system

All-round protection

The special MevaDec support for guard-railing posts is simply attached to the panel or beam. Edge protection, e.g. the MEVA safety mesh, can then be fitted to this.

Fall protection when working from above: MEVA SpanSet

Working on slab formwork from above saves both energy and assembly time. Here, the MEVA SpanSet provides a safe and proven fall protection solution. The horizontal safety line is attached to concrete fixtures with ring bolts on the MevaDec panels. Up to two workers can secure their personal protective equipment to the safety line while still enjoying an efficient working radius of some 190 m².

MAB: safe working at low heights

MEVA’s MAB working platform guarantees easy and intuitive assembly. Comprising an aluminium frame with plywood inserts, the MAB system allows modular extension and provides for safe internal vertical access.