Mivan Shuttering: Latest technology in construction


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Mivan Shuttering

Mivan shuttering is a fast-paced construction technique which offers strength and durability to a building by use of aluminium formworks.

With a growing focus on affordable homes and "Housing for All", real estate stakeholders are increasingly emphasising on the use of new and innovative construction techniques. One such technology is Mivan shuttering which is being promoted for its ability to aid mass construction activity.

So, what exactly is Mivan Technology? Historically, the Mivan Technology, or the aluminium formwork system, was developed by a European company. Later in 1990, the Mivan Company Ltd started manufacturing these formworks, hence giving the name ‘Mivan Technology’.

Use in India

So far, the technology has not been used extensively in India. The concept is popular in Gulf countries, Europe and some parts of Asia. However, its use is being promoted in India to realise the most ambitious government scheme – Housing for All by 2022.

Mehul Thakur, Director, Viva Homes, asserts, “To make housing affordable for masses, there is a need to focus on new construction technologies which can reduce construction time and cost. Mivan Shuttering is the solution to this. In addition to saving time and money, the technology can also ensure quality and strength of buildings.”

Mivan Construction technique

1. Setting up the wall reinforcing steel -

The wall reinforcing steel is used to give a structure to the building and support the concrete until they gain half of the required strength. The aluminium formworks are cast around the steel mesh, which is factory made and directly erected on the construction site. 

Mivan Shuttering_reinforcement steel

2. Placement of aluminium formwork

– Along the wall reinforcing steel, prefabricated room sized walls and floor slabs are erected. These aluminium alloy slabs are accurately made and are easy to handle. Spaces for windows, ducts, doors and other features such as staircases, façade panels and chajjas are also integrated in these structures. The forms are joint together using the pin and wedge system, which can be dismantled quickly after the concrete structure is made.

Mivan Shuttering_Aluminium formwork1

Mivan Shuttering_Aluminium formwork2

3. Pouring concrete –

After casting the forms, high-quality concrete is poured. This concrete takes the form and shape of the cast, which is later removed to make way for a structure made entirely of cement concrete supported by wall reinforcing steel. The aluminium forms can be reused at least 250 times, resulting in minimum waste from the construction site.

Mivan Shuttering_pouring concrete

Mivan Shuttering


The resulting structure is accurate, smooth and finished. It has high tolerance and requires no further plastering. As a result, it saves time, effort and money.

Mivan Shuttering_merits and demerits

Advantages of Mivan Shuttering Technology

The first and foremost advantage of using this technology is the pace of construction. Narendra Karkhanis, COO, Pashmina Developers says, “Mivan Technology reduces the construction time by almost half in comparison to conventional practices. Since it has a set procedure to follow, it minimises the need for skilled labour and completely eliminates labour intensive activities such as masonry and rendering.” 

On the structural front, the technology makes the buildings more seismic-resistant and durable. Since there is a lesser number of joints, the building faces reduced leakages, hence requiring negligible maintenance.

There is uniformity in Mivan construction and the walls and slabs have a smooth finish. Moreover, the technology gives the scope to take out more carpet area in comparison to conventional techniques.

Mivan Technology Disadvantages

Construction by Mivan Technology does have certain demerits too. The finished structure could have visible finishing lines due to small sizes of components used. After the structure is made, modifications are difficult to make, thereby making the building inflexible. The walls and slabs could also show cracks due to shrinkage. This can be prevented by either using control strips in the structure or by reducing the heat of hydration by using fly ash. 

It remains to be seen if this technology works in the construction industry considering indigenous technologies are promoted off late. However, if the advantages of the technology meet the larger goal of 'Housing for All', it could prove to be a boon for Indian real estate. 

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  • Comments
  • michael January 5, 20169:11 am

    what is the earth quake stability. and what victor scale does it bear.

  • RICHIE February 17, 20163:07 pm

    Sir,which type concrete is used in mivan buldings..

    1. Sadiq September 8, 20167:43 am

      Self Compacting Concrete. (Flowcrete)+

  • Arun Chaudhary February 22, 20163:06 pm

    1) What is the f2/cost for 22 stories building?
    2)List of the contractor in Thane.

    1. Subhadra Badauria

      Subhadra Badauria June 16, 20174:12 pm

      Dear Arun,

      Please post your query on 99acres.com/ask

  • parvesh March 16, 20164:54 am

    what is the cost for 50 storeyed building per s ft

  • sudeesh July 8, 20165:35 pm

    I want to construct hotel building 6 floors
    Pm send details.

  • S.G.Gadgil. consulting engineer ( civil ) August 15, 201611:54 am

    How the leakages in toilets are prevented. Because in all other areas we can do some treatment for preventing leakages. In my opinion toilet is the most important part. Because it starts problem in Co-op.Societies.

    1. Subhadra Badauria

      Subhadra Badauria June 16, 20174:16 pm

      Dear SG Gadgil,

      The walls and slabs may show some cracks owing to shrinkage, however, they can be avoided by using control strips in the structure or by reducing the heat of hydration by using fly ash.

  • S K Mittal October 2, 20162:44 pm

    We want construct flats of 14 storyed . can you tell us what is the cost difference between with your mivan technology and normal technology

    1. Subhadra Badauria

      Subhadra Badauria June 19, 20175:31 pm

      Dear SK Mittal,

      Please post your query on 99acres.com/ask

  • M S Rathore December 29, 20161:33 pm

    Can we use mivan technology in the construction where brick wall are used

  • Krishna January 16, 20172:49 am

    What is the earthquake stability? Is it available at patna bihar. If yes pl. mention the builders. What will be the construction cost per sq. ft?

    1. Subhadra Badauria

      Subhadra Badauria July 24, 201712:38 pm

      Dead Krishna,

      Please share your query on 99acres.com/ask for experts assistance

  • Bhagrath prakash April 27, 20171:08 pm

    How to control creak of structure in mivan shutrrin? we should use flyash concrete because it have low heat .

  • saikiran August 2, 20177:14 pm

    Hi all
    iam searching for guidence regarding to startup MIVAN shuttering in hyderabad. i need sum suggestions where to purchase or what the price can i afford.

  • Sandhya September 23, 20173:59 pm

    I would like to know the list of Mivan Shuttering technology Construction Builders in Hyderabad, please provide me the Builders Contact details etc., as soon as possible

  • Krishnapriya September 23, 20174:41 pm

    Sir, I am a student doing a design project in mivan technology. Am not aware of this.I need some help from u sir.plz help me

  • T.Hariharan October 11, 201712:53 pm

    what is the water cement ratio to pour the concrete.
    for design mix what type of concrete grade to be used.what is the cost variation compared to normal construction.

  • Jinish Patel April 26, 201910:08 am

    These is the sure advance in speed but it increase environmental pollution it is make forest of concrete then what about eco and sustainability….the heat in summer will also cause more because of concrete and thin wall to traditional wall thickness. In these structure insulation wall isn’t possible.. lighting and plumbing line alterations have not any scope and its also increase unemployment so I want to say just for increase the speed we can’t play with the globe

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