Facebook Twitter The urban population of India has been growing at a rapid rate and so has the demand for urban housing, but, the construction sector has failed to meet these rising demands at a quick pace. This unending housing demand instigated the Indian Government to recognize the need to fill the gap in the urban housing by advocating large-scale affordable housing projects as a solution. With this growing focus on affordable housing for all, the Government and the real estate stakeholders are increasingly emphasising on the use of innovative and new construction techniques. And one great option is the Mivan Technology. What Is Mivan Technology? Factually, Mivan is an aluminium formwork system manufactured by Mivan Company Ltd, Malaysia in the year

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Read: 5 mins Construction Technology has now evolved beyond comparison. From the age of building a mere shelter to the advent of skyscrapers, the tenets of construction have fluctuated between the elements of safety, rigidity, and finishing, always improving age upon age.

With the vision of facilitating housing for all, the government aims to complete one of the most desired projects in India through affordable housing in India scheme.

With the help of Mivan technology, the scheme can be implemented at a faster rate. This can also pace the real estate industry is at a faster rate to cater to the requirements of the age. Mud, Stone boulders, Sand, Twigs, and Wood were part of the construction materials. What is Formwork? A formwork simply put is a mold onto which concrete is poured, to make a frame for the structure. The mold is usually made of wood in the traditional construction methods. Mivan Construction Technology As the traditional molds are often made out of wood.

These wooden formwork systems often get deformed over time, i. Apart from timber, other formworks are also built using plastic, fabric, fiber, steel, and aluminum. They all came into the picture as the result of shortcomings found in the timber formwork methods.

In the s, Mivan Company Limited were the front runners to start the aluminum formwork construction method. Though a relatively new construction technology in India, Mivan has been a crucial part of the projects in many countries in the Far East as well as the Persian Gulf. Mivan Formwork As mentioned earlier aluminum alloy is used to build the Mivan system.

The main parts of this system include the beam, deck, wall and other components. Any construction involves shuttering, centering, and scaffolding. This process will be on a continuous scale. Mivan shuttering molds are fabricated to construct vertical structures. These molds can even be used for circular columns, footings and retaining walls. What is Shuttering? Shuttering is simply forming the mold with wood whereas formwork is the umbrella term that incorporates forming the mold with other material.

Scaffolding is the platform created to enable the workers to accomplish their construction tasks. These are temporary structures built against the original construction. There are around 7 scaffolding methods like a single, double, cantilever, suspended, trestle, steel, and patented methods.

So allow us to shed light on a few frequently asked questions on the method: How fast is Mivan compared to traditional construction methods? What are the Components of Mivan Formwork? Need for Mivan Construction Technology? What are the Major Features of Mivan construction technology? Application of Formwork? How fast is Mivan compared to traditional construction methods?

The traditional construction methods will take up to a day cycle to complete a floor whereas mivan takes only up to 4 days. Now that we know the major components of this formwork, it is good we see how to carry out the construction activities through it. The set-up of Formwork is used in the following stages. During Concrete: Here, monitoring of the formwork is essential as concrete will be poured into the set-up moulds.

The pins or wedges may dislocate during this process. The workers should carefully check for the correctness of braces, wedges or pins and also, see that there is no excess concrete added into the moulds. Post-Concrete: The formwork set-up has to be cautiously removed after the allocated period for the setting of the concrete.

The components should be perfectly cleaned as it has to be re-used again. Need for Mivan Construction Technology Any innovation has a valid reason for its emergence. Likewise, the Real Estate sector is also subjected to gradual changes to meet the requirements. At present, the demand for housing and commercial spaces are at an increased rate.

The lucrative jobs along with home loan facilities have created the affordability to own a house for the middle-class group. So, owning a property is no more a big challenge. But these factors have increased the real estate activities. Developers are also finding ways to accomplish the best service. As a result,the construction activities are progressing on a larger scale or mass production is in vogue.

In such cases, the primitive or the traditional methods of construction has to be relooked. Hence, Mivan construction technology is adopted by major developers to combat high demands.

Simple: The formwork systems or the assemblies are simple with only horizontal, vertical or circular moulds and few additional accessories. Fast: The construction work can be accomplished at a faster rate since the moulds are ready and need not be constructed each time.

Wear and tear of the formwork is negligible when compared to timber formwork. Adaptable: Since the formwork is a one-time set-up, it can be transported to any worksite with ease. It just has to be fixed to the construction place and start with the concrete work immediately. Cost-Effective: Due to onetime investment on the primary resource highquality aluminium alloy , durability, sustainability and also recyclable features do not add much weight age on the costing.

Application of Formwork Mivan Formwork can be applied to both residential and commercial ventures. The residential developments include affordable housing projects, high rise buildings, townhouses, single or multi-floor structures. Apart from these, commercial spaces include high-rise offices, hotels, storeyed parking floors.



This type of formwork is first developed by a European construction company. In , the Mivan Company Ltd. Today, more than 30,sqm of formwork from Mivan Co. The MIVAN formwork has proven economical as well as satisfactory for the overall construction environment.


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