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Understanding Slab Formwork Systems

Slab formwork comes in two major types: conventional and modular. Conventional formwork for slab developments is made of wooden beams which are combined with loose facing and props. Modular formwork, on the other hand, comprises panels or frames with an integrated facing.

Shoring systems and/or props support the formwork, and they can be lowered during the removal or stripping process. Beams are removed along with the formwork’s components to be used in the next pouring cycle.

As with any formwork, choosing the right slab formwork system can significantly impact the execution and progress of your construction project. For this reason, it is always best to do some research, and it is particularly important to consult our formwork experts here at MEVA to ensure you obtain the most reliable and cost-efficient formwork system for your project.

MEVA’s Formwork Systems for Concrete Slab Developments

At MEVA, we have an extensive range of intelligent formwork systems, props and shoring towers made specifically for concrete slab projects of all specifications and sizes. Our product offerings are designed to help builders cut back on their construction time and labour costs while maximising their overall savings. Let’s take a look at what makes our slab formwork systems a cut above the rest.


The new MevaDec features a lighter and more weight-optimised system for more ergonomic and efficient work. It has the high-quality alkus® all-plastic facing and uses the drop-head-beam-panel method (FTE) that facilitates early stripping to help you save up to 40% on materials.

With MevaDec, you can reduce your construction time significantly. This slab formwork offers simple handling with panel installation from above to below and provides trouble-free connections. It is easy to clean too. Best of all, with this formwork, you will be able to utilise three slab-forming methods in just one system.

Explore more of MevaDec’s features and specifications by visiting this page.

Slab formwork panel installation
MonoDec smooth finish


MonoDec is MEVA’s light and robust formwork for a concrete slab. This lightweight formwork system comes with aluminium facing, providing builders with a highly cost-effective solution for their formwork projects. Easy to use and handle, MonoDec offers optimum flexibility as it can be quickly adapted to suit all types of building geometry. It also produces a superb concrete finish for beams and slabs every time. If you require a high-capacity formwork system that is easy to clean and install, is crane-independent, durable, and has a long lifespan, MonoDec is the ideal option.

Please click here to learn more about MonoDec.


Despite only having three components, MevaFlex offers an excellent level of efficiency and reliability. This conventional slab formwork system features girder stringers and cross beams independent of the grid pattern. MevaFlex can be quite flexible as the positioning of its beams and props are not predetermined. Therefore, during the planning stage, they can be easily adjusted and optimised according to the required slab thickness. With MevaFlex, you are also free to choose the facing that will best suit your needs, including shuttering panel 3S, alkus® all-plastic facing and other alternatives.
For more information about MevaFlex, please click here.

MevaFlex adjustability

MT60 modular shoring
Meva 32 flexible shoring solution

MT 60 Shoring Tower

A tower of strength, the modular MT 60 Shoring Tower is an excellent companion for all of MEVA’s slab systems. Ladders and planking are integrated into the tower’s frame to ensure safe access to the slab formwork. With its load capacity of 60kN per leg and its ability to sustain high loads and slab thicknesses of up to 71cm, MT 60 is undoubtedly dependable. Similar to our climbing formwork systems, it also has tons of safety features, including fall protection on all sides of the working platform, an access hatch and self-locking connections.

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MEVA32 Shoring Tower

MEVA32 is an aluminium shoring system suitable for various shoring applications. Strong and flexible, it can be easily converted from a shoring tower into a garage beam system or a flying table. MEVA32 is safe and easy to use, and its frame can be folded for easy movement without the need to disassemble the tower.

Learn more about MEVA32’s features and specifications by clicking here.

MEP Shoring tower
EuMax Prop system

MEP Shoring Tower

MEP is a versatile shoring system that can provide optimum support for slab formwork, slab tables, beams and precast units with heights of up to 21m. Similar to all of MEVA’s products, this shoring tower is easy to use. Its SAS quick-lowering system removes the load off the prop with a single blow of a hammer. In addition, it only has a few essential components for quick and easy storage and logistics.
Please visit this page to learn more about MEP.

EuMax Props

The high-performance and all-purpose EuMax is MEVA’s comprehensive range of construction props for slab formwork measuring 98–550cm. Simple to use, it provides an excellent degree of safety and flexibility, and can accommodate load capacities from 20 kN to 30 kN. EuMax also has a self-cleaning external thread for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Please click here for more information about EuMax

Let MEVA Help You Make the Best Choice

Choosing a reliable and high-quality formwork system for your slab projects can go a long way towards reducing your overall construction duration, labour and costs. To help you select the ideal formwork system so you can achieve the best possible results, MEVA’s team of formwork experts will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at any time … we will be happy to hear from you!

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