High Quality Formwork panels ensure consistency of dimensions. On the removal of the formwork mould a high quality concrete finish is produced to accurate tolerances and verticality. The high tolerance of the finish means that no further plastering is required. Typically a 3mm to 4mm skin coat is applied internally prior to finishing and a 6mm build up coat prior to laying tiles. Care must be taken so that concrete and in particular the enforcement does not become contaminated due to excessive or negligent application of the releasing agent.
This formwork is specifically designed to allow rapid construction of all types of architectural layouts.
1. Total system forms the complete concrete structure.
2. Custom designed to suit project requirements.
3. Unsurpassed construction speed.
4. High quality finish.
5. Cost Effective.
6. Panels can be reused up to 250 times.
7. Erected using unskilled labour.
Quality and speed must be given due consideration along with economy. Good quality construction will never deter to projects speed nor should it be uneconomical. In fact, time consuming repairs and modification due to poor quality work generally delay the job and cause additional financial impact on the project. Some experts feel that housing alternatives with low maintenance requirements may be preferred even if the initial cost is high.
The cost per flat (or per m2 built up area) using this shuttering system depends upon the number
of repetition and period of completion of the project. As the formwork can be reused over 250 times,
the initial cost per unit of forming area is less when compared to traditional methods. The reduction
of cost is also due to the elimination of brickwork and plaster and also due to reduction in time. The
cost of the project gets substantially reduced due to shear wall construction. These are due to reduced
consumption of steel, masonry, and plaster even though the use of concrete decreases. For the same number
of repetition, the cost will be less if the period of completion is longer. This is because for a shorter
completion period, the area of formwork is more than required for longer completion period.
The aluminium formwork provides an integrated scaffolding system which reduces the cost of scaffolding requirements. The mechanical and electrical installation is simplified as conduits are embedded in the structure by precise engineering of outlets and service ducts.
Thus, we can conclude that the overall cost of the project is lesser when compared to project using traditional methods of formwork.