Mivan Construction Technology

Date : 9-June,2020|Read: 5 mins

Construction Technology has now evolved beyond comparison. From the age of building a mere shelter to the advent of skyscrapers, the tenets of construction have fluctuated between the elements of safety, rigidity, and finishing, always improving age upon age. Right from the early '90s the Mivan Construction Technology has revolutionized the realm of real estate with higher structural stability and faster completion time.

With the vision of facilitating housing for all, the government aims to complete one of the most desired projects in India through affordable housing in India scheme. With the help of Mivan technology, the scheme can be implemented at a faster rate.

This can also pace the real estate industry is at a faster rate to cater to the requirements of the age. However, many are still in the dark about Mivan construction technology, so first let's shine some light on the matter.

Evolution in Construction Materials & Methods

In the olden days, the housing construction methods were very simple and only primitive materials were used. Mud, Stone boulders, Sand, Twigs, and Wood were part of the construction materials.

What is Formwork?

A formwork simply put is a mold onto which concrete is poured, to make a frame for the structure. The mold is usually made of wood in the traditional construction methods.

Mivan Construction Technology

As the traditional molds are often made out of wood. These wooden formwork systems often get deformed over time, i.e. they twist or bend, so we cannot expect quality infrastructure through such formworks. Apart from timber, other formworks are also built using plastic, fabric, fiber, steel, and aluminum.

They all came into the picture as the result of shortcomings found in the timber formwork methods. In the 1990s, Mivan Company Limited were the front runners to start the aluminum formwork construction method.

Though a relatively new construction technology in India, Mivan has been a crucial part of the projects in many countries in the Far East as well as the Persian Gulf.

Mivan Formwork

As mentioned earlier aluminum alloy is used to build the Mivan system. The main parts of this system include the beam, deck, wall and other components.Any construction involves shuttering, centering, and scaffolding. This process will be on a continuous scale.

Mivan shuttering molds are fabricated to construct vertical structures. These molds can even be used for circular columns, footings and retaining walls. Centering is also a momentary formwork that is built to support the horizontal structures like the beams & slabs.

What is Shuttering?

Shuttering is simply forming the mold with wood whereas formwork is the umbrella term that incorporates forming the mold with other material.

Scaffolding is the platform created to enable the workers to accomplish their construction tasks. These are temporary structures built against the original construction. There are around 7 scaffolding methods like a single, double, cantilever, suspended, trestle, steel, and patented methods.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's)

As mivan technology is relatively new to India, there are a lot of factors and elements of the same on which we are still in dark. So allow us to shed light on a few frequently asked questions on the method:

  • How fast is Mivan compared to traditional construction methods?
  • What are the Components of Mivan Formwork?
  • What is the Building Process of Aluminum Formwork Technology?
  • Need for Mivan Construction Technology?
  • What are the Major Features of Mivan construction technology?
  • Application of Formwork?

How fast is Mivan compared to traditional construction methods?

The traditional construction methods will take up to a 10-day cycle to complete a floor whereas mivan takes only up to 4 days.

What are the Components of Mivan Formwork

Let’s move further to know the parts of the formwork which form the integral portions of Mivan Construction Technology. Below Image Describes Components of Mivan Fromwork.

MIVAN Construction Components

  • Wall: Wall Panel,Rocker, Kicker,Stub pin
  • Beam: Beam Side Panel,Prop head for Soffit Beam, Beam Soffit panel, Beam Soffit Bulkhead
  • Deck: Deck panel, Deck prop, Prop length, Deck Mid-beam, Soffit length, Deck beam bar
  • Others: Internal & External Soffit corner, Internal & External corner

What is the Building Process of Aluminum Formwork Technology?

Now that we know the major components of this formwork, it is good we see how to carry out the construction activities through it.

The set-up of Formwork is used in the following stages.

Pre-Concrete: The Formwork is designed & built on the construction site by the workers based on the requirements such as beams, walls, stairways, pillars, etc.

Mivan Construction Pre Concrete

During Concrete: Here, monitoring of the formwork is essential as concrete will be poured into the set-up moulds. The pins or wedges may dislocate during this process. The workers should carefully check for the correctness of braces, wedges or pins and also, see that there is no excess concrete added into the moulds.

Post-Concrete: The formwork set-up has to be cautiously removed after the allocated period for the setting of the concrete. The components should be perfectly cleaned as it has to be re-used again.

Mivan Construction Post Concrete Phase

Need for Mivan Construction Technology

Any innovation has a valid reason for its emergence. Likewise, the Real Estate sector is also subjected to gradual changes to meet the requirements.

At present, the demand for housing and commercial spaces are at an increased rate. The lucrative jobs along with home loan facilities have created the affordability to own a house for the middle-class group.

So, owning a property is no more a big challenge. But these factors have increased the real estate activities.

Developers are also finding ways to accomplish the best service. As a result,the construction activities are progressing on a larger scale or mass production is in vogue.In such cases, the primitive or the traditional methods of construction has to be relooked. Hence, Mivan construction technology is adopted by major developers to combat high demands.

Another key factor for adopting is the cost factor for mivan shuttering components,labour & material cost better than the traditional or conventional methods.

What are the Major Features of Mivan construction technology?

  • Simple: The formwork systems or the assemblies are simple with only horizontal, vertical or circular moulds and few additional accessories.
  • Fast: The construction work can be accomplished at a faster rate since the moulds are ready and need not be constructed each time.Wear and tear of the formwork is negligible when compared to timber formwork.
  • Adaptable: Since the formwork is a one-time set-up, it can be transported to any worksite with ease. It just has to be fixed to the construction place and start with the concrete work immediately.
  • Cost-Effective: Due to onetime investment on the primary resource (highquality aluminium alloy), durability, sustainability and also recyclable features do not add much weight age on the costing.

Application of Formwork

Mivan Formwork can be applied to both residential and commercial ventures. The residential developments include affordable housing projects, high rise buildings, townhouses, single or multi-floor structures. Apart from these, commercial spaces include high-rise offices, hotels, storeyed parking floors.

Comparison between Mivan Formwork & Traditional Formwork systems

It is important to know what are the differences between conventional and Mivan construction Technology.





Construction – Make & Model of the Formwork

Wooden logs are used to build the Formwork & a tedious job. Also, moulds may get damaged during dismantling process.

As aluminium alloy is used to fabricate the moulds, it is easy to build. Also, the dismantling is an easy process and subjected to less damage.


These formworks cannot last long, limited usage only.

The systems are rigid and can be used even over 250+ times.

Construction Work

The construction rate is slow, new formwork systems should be built after fewer usages. The time lag in building and executing the construction work prevails until completion of the project.

Fast-paced construction work, there is no need to build the systems frequently. The idle time is very minimal in the construction process.

Seismic Resistance

Lower resistance

Higher resistance

Quality Infrastructure

Perfect plastering is required to remove the rough texture.

Extensive plastering is not required in this case.


Not economical

Cost effective


Low systems get damaged during the construction process.

High as the formwork is made up of high strength aluminium alloy, subjected to less damage during the process.

Carbon Emissions

Once the make & model of the structures are distorted, they are burnt. Hence it leads to carbon emissions.

Subjected to low carbon emissions and the Mivan Formwork systems can be recycled,

Advantages and Disadvantages of MIVAN Construction Technology

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Lesser Time & Labor Force Required
  • Higher Costs
  • Smooth & Premium Finish
  • Finishing Lines will be visible
  • Highly Durable & Earthquake Resistant
  • No room for alterations or modifications
  • Low Maintenance
  • Prone to visible cracks which can be avoided if precautions are used
  • Higher Carpet Area
  • Requires uniform planning to reduce costs and alterations.
  • Panels can be reused upto 250 times

Benefits of MIVAN Technology?

This technology compared to the traditional ones will take very lesser time and labor force to complete the construction. The buildings built with mivan is very durable and seismic resistant ( earthquake resistant) compared to the ones based on other methods. Mivan also gives off a smooth finish for the structures. As aluminium alloy doesn't rot nor rust away it can be used multiple times. The scrap value will also be higher.

Demerits of Mivan Technology?

The major limitation of Mivan is that even though it provides a smoother finish, the lines will often be visible because of the minuscule components used in construction. The cost will also be comparatively high. There will also be no scope of remodifications to the structure as it is built to be an inflexible monolith in RCC or Reinforced Cement Concrete. There can also be shrinkage related cracks which can be solved by using fly ash or sealing strips.

FAQ s of Mivan Technology

  • What is Shuttering?

Shuttering is simply forming the mold with wood whereas formwork is the umbrella term that incorporates forming the mold with other materials.

  • How fast is mivan compared to traditional construction methods?

The traditional construction methods will take up to a 10-day cycle to complete a floor whereas mivan takes only up to 4 days.

Mivan Construction Completed Structure

In any industry, it is difficult to adapt to new methods. However, if the change is for the betterment and yields the best results it is always wise to choose the new path by accepting it. Likewise, the Real Estate is embracing Mivan construction technology as it has been tested and proved to be the best over conventional methods of formworks.

The superior features like reusability, fast build cycles, strength & stability makes Mivan formwork popular among mass constructions.

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