It couldn't be easier

Slab formwork with MevaDec and the tried-and-tested panel method

Data & Facts

  • Project
    • New multi-family house, Aalen (DE)
  • Contractor
    • Schröppel Bau GmbH, Ederheim (DE)
  • MEVA systems
  • Engineering and support
    • MEVA Schalungs-Systeme GmbH, Stuttgart office, Germany

Only two components are required for the panel method

The optimised MevaDec offers three slab-forming methods in one system. ­Schröppel Bau relies on the classic panel method for simple handling and logistics.

For the slab formwork of a multi-family house with a rectangular 480 m² floor plan and four storeys in Aalen in the south of Germany, the construction company chose the new MevaDec – “above all due to its simple handling,” reports managing director Jürgen Schröppel. The use of the familiar panel method made the work even easier as the workers could almost do it with their eyes closed. The weight-optimised panels reduced fatigue and thus ensured rapid construction progress. Schröppel Bau also used the system to directly support the concrete beams.

Only two components are required for the panel method: panels and props with installed prop heads. Very simple. The combination of MevaDec and the panel method allows for clearly structured site logistics and is ideally suited for floor plans with small surface areas and to produce filler areas. The prop heads are either screwed onto the props or secured with a locking pin. The panels are simply hooked into the clever prop head from below and automatically secured to prevent them coming loose and shifting unintentionally. The EuMax prop’s smooth-running thread makes it easy to set the height precisely to the nearest millimetre.

The new large MevaDec 160/160 panels were also tested at the construction site in Aalen – with positive results: “Their use during this construction project was exceedingly cost-effective,” according to the feedback. They are suitable for slab thicknesses up to 34 cm – with additional support in the middle even up to 50 cm – and can be supported by 40% fewer props. Managing director Jürgen Schröppel sums up this project: “The entire process ran absolutely reliably and professionally.”