Frequently Asked Questions
What is Aluminum Formwork?
A construction system used for forming all of the cast-in-place concrete structures of a building including walls, floors, beams, stairs etc. It can be easily applied to simple column, beam, and slab constructions and offers many advantages over other traditional construction methods.
How do you use it?
Panels are assembled using a very simple pin and wedge system to create a mold for concrete pouring. Walls are held together with high strength wall ties, while slab panels are supported by beams and props. After casting, the panels can be easily removed for reuse.
Why should I use it?
Aluminum formwork is a versatile solution for forming concrete structures and is especially cost effective and efficient. Compared to conventional construction procedures, it provides a very high quality finish and evenness, while reducing floor competion cycles to 4-5 days. The lightweight panels eliminate the need for tower cranes, making installation both easier and safer. Our formwork is also easily adaptable to varying structural geometries and wall heights.
How many times can I reuse the panels?
Typically our panels can be reused a minimum of 300 castings without getting rusty or experiencing normal wear and tear.
How much does it cost?
Our panels are custom made for each project to best fit our client’s needs, so prices will vary. Please contact us to request a quotation!
How do I buy/order?
Please contact us and we will put you in contact with a sales representative who can answer all your questions. You can submit drawings and building details and we will happily calculate a purchase quotation for you as well as work through a supply scope proposal. A signed purchase order and confirmed shell drawings will begin the production process for your panels. We look forward to doing business with you!
I want to try the panels first. Can I rent?
We do offer rentals but recommend purchasing new formwork which might better match your project needs. Please contact us to discuss the best option for you project.
What do I do when the panels get dirty from many castings?
Our company also offers a cleaning and refurbishment service to extend the lifetime reusability of panels. If you are interested, you can contact us for more information and details.
What about panels that I cannot reuse anymore?
Aluminum is an infinitely recyclable material due to the energy efficient closed-loop recycling process. Please consider the environmentally friendly option of recycling panels at the end of their life cycle.