Flexibility trumps all – MT 60
MT 60 shoring tower proves its credentials on food market scheme
"We were impressed by MT 60's assembly speed"
Simple, reliable formwork assembly, dismantling and relocation solutions enjoy high priority on food market projects, where every minute counts. MEVA's MT 60 shoring tower put in an impressive performance on a south German site.
The quiet town of Albstadt-Tailfingen is now graced by a new food market. This comprises an approx. 100 m long, 30 m wide and 6 m tall shopping level topped by two enclosed, roughly 3 m high parking decks. The works saw the first use of MEVA's MT 60 shoring tower by contractor Stotz in placing some 8,500 m³ of concrete with 1,500 t of reinforcement. A total of 85 towers were used to secure the slab construction during concreting.
Efficient route to best results
The first step was to erect the beam formwork, whose bottom face was at a height of over 5 m. After stripping, the beams were secured by EuMax 30/550 props. The shoring towers were then used to support the semi-precast slabs between the beams – no problem for the heavy-duty system for slab thicknesses up to 71 cm and with 60 kN capacity per leg. Only a few components needed dismantling to allow relocation of the towers, which are fitted with access ladders in each segment and full-perimeter fall protection. The towers were swiftly moved as complete units on castors to their new location, where only a few more operations – without tools, bolts or pins – were needed for reinstallation and adjustment.
Duly impressed, Stotz Bau spontaneously decided to use the system to cast the parking deck. With only three frame types, MT 60 can accommodate all heights up to 18.66 m, with the heaviest component weighing a mere 15 kg.
"We were impressed by MT 60's assembly speed. It enabled us to save time without making any compromises on safety."
Alexander Kapla, Managing Director of Stotz Bau.