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A Closer Look at Modern Climbing Formwork Systems
Modern climbing formwork systems comprise a large wall formwork mounted on a climbing scaffold. Climbing brackets are attached to preset anchors as part of the first concrete pour. This ensures that the wind loads and dead load of the wall formwork and the brackets are transferred. The formwork also uses two climbing brackets to create a working platform to align and support the panels.
Once the concrete has been poured, suspension shoes and screws are attached. Then, both the climbing platform and the formwork are lifted to the new suspension point to be used for the next pouring cycle.
Types of Climbing Formwork Systems
Climbing formwork systems come in different shapes and sizes, all with their own unique qualities and specifications. Keep in mind that a particular type of climbing formwork may be better suited to one project over another. Because they can be very diverse, we recommend that you seek expert advice from our team here at MEVA to ensure that you receive the best possible solution for your construction project.
Crane-dependent climbing formwork
Crane-dependent climbing formwork systems are often used in the construction of non-slab walls, dams, cooling towers, and other similar concrete structures. As the name suggests, they rely on the appropriate lifting equipment to reach the next suspension point.
Self-climbing formwork is an automatic climbing system that is lifted without using a crane. Instead, it has hydraulic rams that lift the scaffold, formwork, and secondary formwork to the next pouring cycle. Self-climbing formwork systems, such as the ones we offer here at MEVA, are often used in the construction of tall concrete structures. These include bridge piers, towers, the cores of high-rise buildings, and other projects that require seamless walls.
Since self-climbing formwork does not require any lifting equipment, it can significantly help reduce overall costs and labor. Another advantage is that it allows builders to continue their work even when it is very windy.
Single-sided climbing formwork
Besides the crane-dependent and self-climbing formwork systems, there is also the single-sided climbing formwork where the concrete pressure that develops during pouring is transferred into the wall below through braces and wall struts instead of being transmitted into an opposite formwork through ties. Single-sided climbing formwork systems are often essential in the construction of dams, sluices, and other similar structures.
Climbing Formworks from MEVA
At MEVA, we are committed to developing climbing systems that promote maximum safety in the workplace while helping builders reduce their construction time, labor, and overall costs. As such, we provide climbing formwork systems with smart designs and features that will help you meet the specific requirements of your project and enable you to achieve your business goals.
MGC-F Climbing System
The rail-guided MGC-F is equipped with guide rails and guide shoes, thereby ensuring that the climbing formwork remains firmly anchored to the structure regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. Due to its innovative design, the MGC-F can arrive pre-assembled on-site, ready to be flown directly onto the wall. As a result, you can make the best use of space, and reduce your overall project duration and labor costs. The MGC-F is also known for its high level of safety. It features fully integrated access ladders with safety cages, allowing you to provide optimum protection for your team on the ground.
Visit the MGC-F page for more information.
MGS-H Screen System
Designed for high-rise constructions, the MGS encloses entire stories of a building regardless of its height. This formwork system climbs hydraulically or by crane, and can be used with the MGC-F to ensure high levels of safety and efficiency during construction. Offering flexibility, the MGS provides simplified suspension through its advanced folding mechanism and adjustable guide shoes.
Take a look at the MGS page to learn more about its features.
KLK 230 Climbing Scaffold
The KLK 230 is a multifunctional climbing scaffold that offers all the technical benefits of large-area climbing formwork systems regardless of the building’s height while offering the same amount of safety at ground level. It can function as climbing formwork or as a working platform when rebarring, setting up the formwork, or pouring concrete.
To learn more about the KLK 230, please click here.
If You Want Safe, Reliable and Intelligent Climbing Systems, Contact MEVA Today
For many developers, building towering structures can be a huge challenge. However, thanks to modern climbing systems, construction work can be significantly expedited while improving overall efficiency and ensuring the safety and security of the on-site crew.
Get in touch with MEVA today to find out more about our climbing systems or to request a free consultation.