MEVA blogs discussing industry topics and addressing the issues facing the formwork and falsework industry, as well as providing tips and advice on working within the formwork construction industry.

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The complex architecture used on the Museum of the future in Dubai

Constructing the Worlds Most Complex Building

The Museum of the Future in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been dubbed the world’s most complex building, thanks to the unusual vertical torus shape and labyrinthine interiors. Recently completed in 2020, the curved shape presented an enormous...

Deforestation showing the extent of farming timber

What is the Most Sustainable Formwork?

As the construction industry strives to be more environmentally friendly, an increasing amount of importance is being placed on the sustainability of the materials that are used. In terms of formwork, the main choices are plywood (timber), plastic-faced formwork,...

female engineers creating formwork designs

Celebrating Our Female Engineers

Diversity and inclusion is one of MEVA’s core values and something we feel very strongly about. To celebrate our female engineers, we spoke to Rochelle Belaro and Sunshine Panem, both of whom are Junior Formwork Designers in MEVA UAE...

Formwork designers discussing BIM diagram

The Benefits of BIM for Formwork

Digitalisation has been advancing rapidly within the construction industry as the technological landscape has changed. One of the major changes has been the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM can help construction companies control costs, collaborate, and construct...

Construction worker with handset formwork

How to Install Formwork Without a Crane

Busy construction hotspots can often be identified from the number of cranes that dot the horizon. For many projects – particularly large or high-rise buildings – a crane seems a necessity. However, there are many situations where a crane...

engineer creating designs for climbing formwork systems

When Effort Pays Off

What do you do when you know that your processes can be more efficient, but a tool doesn’t exist for your area of work? For Sajid Mahmood, MEVA UK’s MAC Design Manager, the answer was to teach himself a...

A modular formwork design in construction

The Shift to Modular Contruction

Modular construction is making a comeback. Although it has been tried with varying degrees of success in many countries over the years, it has never gained a solid foothold within the construction industry. For many, modular or prefabricated construction...


The Oldest Concrete Structures That Have Lasted

Concrete is a common building material that is used prolifically in the construction of many buildings and infrastructure projects. The strength, durability, and flexibility of this material has added to its popularity. Yet concrete has actually been around since...

Respraying and reconditioning formwork

Reduce, reuse, repair, recycle: a sustainable approach for formwork

According to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) – part of the United Nations Environment Programme – 38% of the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2019 were attributed to the buildings and construction sector. Of these, 10% were a...

Demonstrating formwork and falsework

The difference between formwork and falsework

The pouring of concrete, like many construction processes, has its own set of jargon. An often-asked question about poured in-situ concrete is, what is the difference between formwork and falsework? However, in some regions – such as the USA...

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