Construction Technology: Mivan Shuttering Vs Conventional Formwork

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Employing Mivan Shuttering Technology has helped the developers achieve an enhanced speed of construction in contrast to the other conventional construction methods. 99acres.com shares the benefits and rate analysis of employing Mivan technology over traditional construction techniques.

The demand-supply disequilibrium in the housing stock has been one of the roadblocks in the economic development of the country. The situation has become acute in urban areas. Considering the housing shortage across the country, the Government has come up with several schemes to fill up the gap. Imparting latest technology in the construction sector is one concrete solution to this issue. One such latest construction method is Mivan Shuttering, which is capable of building housing units at a faster pace coupled with higher quality and durability in a cost-effective manner. Developed by Mivan Company Ltd from Malaysia in the late 1990s, Mivan Technology is capable of constructing mass housing projects in developing countries while ensuring a fast and economical method of construction.

Mivan Shuttering benefits over conventional construction techniques

Construction speed – The Mivan Shuttering mechanism helps reduce the construction cycle by almost half if compared to other conventional construction methods.

Less Labour – It minimises the need for skilled labour required for activities such as masonry and rendering.

More Seismic Resistance - Using the Mivan Shuttering method, a developer can construct more seismic resistant and durable buildings or units.

Low Maintenance – Having no construction joints and using free flow concrete, Mivan Shuttering method diminishes the chances of seepage, reducing the overall maintenance cost.

Premium Finish – The Mivan construction technology ensures uniformity, provides a smooth finish and minimises the plastering cost.

Increased Carpet Area - Mivan construction method helps achieve thinner walls, thus increasing the carpet area.

Mivan Shuttering rate analysis

Considering the advantages of adopting the Mivan construction technique, we need to understand the costs involved with this latest construction method. The Mivan Shuttering process is costlier in comparison to conventional construction techniques. Let us understand the Mivan Shuttering rate analysis from the below example.

Let’s consider a housing project has two towers. One building is being developed by using traditional construction methods, while the second one is being structured employing Mivan technology.

The details of the two buildings are as follows:

XYZ (constructed with MIVAN formwork)

  • No of floors- 10
  • Floor to floor height- 3.0 m

ABC (constructed with conventional formwork)

  • No of floors- 10
  • Floor to floor height- 3.0 m

Items of work involved in the construction (substructure and superstructure) of a building and the respective costs incurred in both the techniques will be –

Items of Work

Mivan Technology

Conventional Construction Method

 

Amount (In Rs)

Amount (in Rs)

Substructure

 

 

RCC work

32,00,000

25,00,000

Shuttering

15,00,000

10,00,000

Steel

45,00,000

34,00,000

Block Work

3,60,000

2,50,000

Fly Ash NA

NA

 

Plastering

3,00,000

2,50,000

Painting

1,40,000

1,00,000

Total

1,00,00,000

75,00,000

 

 

 

Superstructure

 

 

RCC work

3,30,00,000

2,00,00,000

Shuttering

3,00,00,000

1,50,00,000

Steel

2,70,00,000

1,00,00,000

Block Work

NA

13,50,000

Fly Ash

NA

1,50,000

Plastering

5,50,00,000

1,85,00,000

Painting

4,50,00,000

50,00,000

Total

10,00,00,000

7,00,00,000

 

In the process of developing substructure using Mivan Technology, Rs 1 crore is spent. On the flip side, the conventional construction method uses Rs 75 lakh for the same. In case of the superstructure, Mivan construction method incurs Rs 10 crore for structuring the building. However, the traditional method would cost around Rs 7 crore.

As mentioned above, Mivan technology has an edge over conventional formwork in terms of the construction cycle. Use of Mivan construction technique can structure a 10-tower building in 2.5 years; however, the old traditional construction method would take about 3.6 years to complete the same tower.

Considering the above comparison between the two construction methods, it is evident that the Mivan construction technique is appropriate for developing mass housing projects as it lowers the overall construction cycle. However, the traditional construction method is cheaper compared to the latest Mivan Technology.

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