Everything you need to know about Mivan construction technology

In order to bring down the cost of construction while not compromising on the quality of construction, real estate developers are using Mivan Technology – a fast-paced technology that ensures durability of the structure at the same time. This technology can solve the housing deficit in the country.

Did you know that mivan shuttering can leave behind traditional ways of construction? Most real estate developers and Indian homebuyers may shy away from mivan technology, but if problems like project delays, lack of skilled workforce need to be addressed, it is time the Indian real estate sector tried its hand on mivan construction. Let us explore what mivan formwork actually means, and how it is helpful in the realty space.


What Is Mivan Shuttering? 

 A kind of aluminium formwork, mivan shuttering has travelled across the globe and proved to be an economical variant to the traditional method of construction which is labour-intensive and time-taking. Mivan construction is economical when it is a large construction. The use of bricks is totally eliminated and all the components,  that is beams, walls, slabs, staircases, etc., is made of concrete. Just like modular kitchens have replaced the traditional ones lending greater space efficiency, aesthetic appeal and time saving, mivan formwork has helped the real estate sector with easy assembling and quicker construction.

How does Mivan construction work? 

In its ways and the procedure, mivan formwork is much like any other formwork. At first, the wall reinforcing steel is used to mould the structure. This steel is pre-casted in the factory and is ported to the construction site. In short, it is ready-made. All the parts, be it slabs or beams, are tailored to suit the dimensions of the house structure. Given that it is assembled, mivan shuttering can also be dismantled. So far, the formwork has been placed and the next step is to pour concrete on this formwork to strengthen the shape. Over a set period of time, the structure gathers required strength and thereafter the formwork is removed.

Advantages of Mivan shuttering 

As already mentioned, mivan technology helps fasten the speed of construction and sometimes even yields a better quality of construction. The finishing is smooth. It is not labour-intensive and there is an economy of scale as well. Did you know that formwork could be reused? Yes, that is another benefit of using this technology. Mivan formwork can be reused up to 250 times. Given that it is made of concrete, it does not require builders or homeowners to spend much on its maintenance either.

Disadvantages of Mivan construction    

Aluminium formwork is costly and might not be economical for small projects. It is advantageous only if you look at it from a large-scale perspective. These should also be of uniform layouts. Also note that while the process is not labour-intensive, skilled workforce is pivotal to ensure that the alignment, pouring of concrete, etc., is done skillfully and in time.

Mivan construction versus conventional formwork


Mivan system

Regular formwork

Speed of development

7 days/floor

Minimum 21 days/floor

Quality of surface finish


Putting is required

Pre-planning of formwork system


Not required

Type of construction

Cast-in-situ cellular construction

Simple RCC


Very little

Comparatively higher

Accuracy in construction


Accuracy lesser than modern systems

Coordination between offices


Not required

Seismic resistance

Good resistance

Comparatively lesser

Dismantling floor piece frames without expelling props



 Source: International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology


What is mivan shuttering?

A kind of aluminium formwork, Mivan shuttering is an economical and faster way of construction, slowly becoming popular in India.

How to do mivan shuttering?

Mivan shuttering is carried out by skilled workforce that can assemble the aluminium formwork, pour concrete and remove the formwork all in the right time so that the construction is durable.

What is formwork?

Formwork is the process of building a temporary mould. At a later stage, concrete is placed into it and the structure is formed. Traditional formwork is fabricated using timber, but it can also be constructed from aluminium, steel and other materials.

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