Mivan Construction: Pros and Cons

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Mivan Construction

Mivan construction technology was developed in 1990 as an innovative aluminum formwork system that is suitable for building at a faster speed. Completing a project within a short time and offering swift assembly are hallmarks of the innovative structural system. However, as with any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages.

There are various pros and cons of using Mivan construction. One of the biggest pros is that it is responsive to the time, quality, and cost challenges often found in construction. It’s also reshaping the housing sector by offering a speedy and durable solution to housing needs. However, this technology is expensive and skilled labor is needed.

The rest of this article will discuss the major components of Mivan formwork, construction techniques of Mivan construction, and the pros and cons of using Mivan construction technology.

The Major Components of Mivan Formwork

There are four Mivan formwork components, determined according to location, size of materials used, nature of the work, product brand name, and how they are used:

  • Wall components: The wall panel forms the wall’s face and is an aluminum sheet well cut to fit the wall’s exact size. The rocker component is shaped and has adjustment holes for the stub pin. The other component is the kicker, which forms the face at the topmost of the panels. It performs as a ledge to support. Lastly is the stub pin, which helps in connecting two wall panels and joining the two joints.
  • Deck components: Comprises a deck panel that forms the horizon surface for casting slabs and is built on proper safety of the workers, prop length that depends upon the slab’s size, the deck prop, soffit length, deck mid-beam, and deck beam bar.
  • Beam components: Consists of the beam side panel, which forms the sides of the beam. It is a rectangular structure cut according to the size of the beam. The beam soffit panel supports the soffit beam, soffit beam prop head, a v-shaped head that eases dislodging of formwork, and beam soffit bulkhead that carries most of the heavy load.
  • Other components: Internal and external corner and internal and external soffit corners.

Construction Techniques of Mivan Construction Technology

The most notable features of the Mivan formwork include:

  • The capacity to carry loads
  • Striking time
  • Cycle time
  • Longevity

The set-up of Mivan technology formwork is applied in the stages that follow:


The formwork is usually designed and built on the site where the construction is underway. The workers who are erecting the formwork take into account all the requirements for beams, stairways, and pillars, among other things.

During Concrete Pour

At this point, it’s important to closely-monitor the formwork as concrete will be carefully placed into all the set-up molds, and this is the one loophole where the pins or wedges may dislocate. No excess concrete should be poured into the molds, and all the involved professionals must check for correctness of wedges, pins, and braces for perfection.


The formwork set-up should be cautiously-removed once the allocated length of time elapses to allow room for setting up the concrete. After removal, all the components must be cleaned thoroughly and stored in one place. Great caution should be applied at all stages to promote a coordinated and effective overall project.

Cleaning and proper storage of the materials is necessary because they will be reused another time. It is recommended to reuse the aluminum bodies and other remnant materials for up to 250 times to promote minimum wastage from the Mivan construction sites. They will still be sustainably strong.

Key Areas Mivan Shuttering Is Applied

Mivan shuttering technology can help leave traditional construction techniques behind and embrace a new way of building. Despite this, many people may shy away from the technology. It’s important to look at it from a different perspective. For instance, if you want to deal with hitches such as delays in projects, lack of suitable equipment, and the widespread lack of skilled workforce, choosing Mivan construction may be the right choice.Mivan shuttering offers a construction option that is strong and sturdy, constructed with meticulous accuracy and care, not forgetting its easy management. The following list highlights key uses of Mivan shuttering:

  • Encompasses the scheme of 3S of construction to provide strength, speed, and safety.
  • Fitting and assembling the parts of shuttering
  • For column and beam construction
  • Walls and slabs are formed with ease in a consistent development

The Pros of Mivan Construction Technology

Mivan Formwork Requires Less Labor

The personnel employed to work around a Mivan construction project must be effective in what they do. It is one of those projects that only accommodate the best of skilled laborers. As a result, you will hire fewer people, which reduces the labor cost as it increases work efficacy and precision.

With the help of a few handy-men or handy-women, several professionals can set up a whole structure by fitting joints into each other and giving clear directives to the assistants for a perfect piece of work. It is a project that requires perfect coordination if perfect results are expected.

Less Number of Joints and Fewer Leakages

The total joints used up are significantly reduced, and this means the problem of leaks is eliminated, though not completely. You may not experience any issues with leaks for many years. If one or two joints leak, then that will be a problem, but since the available joints are few, the likelihood of ever having leakages as a problem is negligible.

If the wall ties create some holes, the appointed professionals must use GP2 properly to seal them and eliminate potential leakages. If you take proper consideration of the joints and holes, you will enjoy a long period of not worrying about leakages. Leakage troubles will only befall you if these joints and holes are not treated with the attention required.

Smooth Finishing of the Slabs and Walls

The technology employed in Mivan technology focuses not only on strength and robustness but also on smoothness and ambiance. The finished walls are smooth and give the atmosphere you want according to how you choose to customize them. In most cases, everyone can end up with the precise wall customization they need as long as the right ideas and personnel are involved.

Once the walls are completed, they give you a fresh start. You can use the opportunity to acquire the best ambiance and outlook you want through professional customization and design. Even though the idea of customization is not largely embraced, the few people seeking it must always seek top-notch professionals for flawless results.

Floors Are Completed Faster

The structure stems from a strong foundation, so the subsequent construction steps in Mivan technology are seamless. This is why the floors are surprisingly completed faster than the average time for the traditionally-laid-out floors. It is clear that a poor or slowed down foundation might affect the subsequent steps’ progression, a scenario that must be avoided.

This decreased time in floor completion works well for real estate businesses since they can construct structures faster and sell or lease them out quickly. The developers will be quick with their projects, and so will the laborers with their work. In the end, everyone is rushing, and the expected results are usually reaped soon afterward.

Low Maintenance

Given the caution and professionalism applied during construction, your need for maintenance will not be high compared to a traditionally-setup structure of the same caliber or even higher. Traditionally, maintaining a building or a surface would require a lot of time and concentration. The outcome of the process will depend on how skilled the maintenance personnel is.

You will spend less because the issues to correct will be minimal. Even leakage problems are largely-controlled in this case, and the only maintenance you might have to worry about is cleanliness. It must be a daily routine that you clean your premises and surfaces. Even if not daily, any maintenance procedures should be followed regularly without waiting for an even worse situation.

No Need to Plaster

The traditional way of plastering can be laborious and consumes a lot of inputs, but it is not necessary when Mivan technology is employed. It is a whole system in itself such that no plaster is needed, and the same comfort, class, and ambiance of traditional floors will be felt even well amid Mivan construction technology.

This helps save the plastering costs incurred on purchasing materials, labor, and the time invested in waiting for the plaster to dry. It also helps eliminate the undesired errors made during plastering projects. Since you will not be obliged to plaster at any point, it will be much easier to retain perfection and ensure the surfaces are retained in the best-looking conditions.

Faster Completion

Once the initial steps are complete, the subsequent steps and stages take quite an easy flow. The time taken to complete the structure might not even be half the period taken for the initial set-up. The projects’ estimated days are as soon as four days, which is a significant difference in efficiency compared to any other traditional construction method.

Meaning once the foundation, the initial set-up stage, is complete, the subsequent steps get a base to lay on, and within a short period, the whole structure is up and almost ready for occupation. This gives a considerable time advantage compared to other project developers who are doing it the traditional way.

Increased Seismic Resistance

Due to the structure’s sturdiness from the meticulous and dexterous set-up, it cannot easily succumb to earth pressures. Tremors and other earth movements are resisted more due to the strength the structure possesses. The case is likely to be different from traditional structures. They lack the type of robustness possessed by Mivan technology.

This steadiness, even in times of an earthquake, makes the structure convenient and quite comfortable. It further gives the occupants the confidence to keep living in it since they feel safe, at home, and well-protected. When more people are satisfied, they usually share information about the service provider and their thoughts. In a way, it promotes business enthusiasts venturing into the technology.

The Cons of Mivan Construction Technology

You Need Skilled Laborers

The workforce employed at any of these construction sites must be fully or semi-skilled. People without the necessary skills cannot be hired on this site because their know-how will not help. It is crucial as it can be, and this does not need unsure skills. Every project owner needs to be keen on the professionals they employ to handle the upcoming project.

Alignment maintenance and other initial set-up procedures need great care, which pushes you to get the most skilled laborers for the project, who come at a cost equal to the professionalism they offer. Not to indicate that you would pay mediocre rates to a seasoned professional, but the point is that the charges are expensive for you as much as they are worth it.

It Takes Time to Initially Setup

Laying the slabs, walls, and setting up the floor bases takes quite some time. This might be considered as a delay by some people, but there is nothing you can do about it because the initial steps must be set meticulously to eliminate any loophole for unwanted faults and errors. The time taken is indeed essential, but it is long, and that is what counts. It takes longer to set-up initially.


Overall, setting up a project with this technology is costly. Some people may be shying away from it today, not because they entirely loathe the idea, but because they feel they cannot afford the required money. Due to this extreme cost, the technology remains embraced by the few people who can afford it and big companies that invest massively.

One must do in-depth planning and research about the costs and expenses, as this is the only way you can be effective with your finances around Mivan construction technology. Someone with a lot of money may fail to give much concern to the financial details, but this does not mean it is cheap for everyone, as other people are hassling to attain the same.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––about:blank

Appropriate for Typical Floors Only

For now, and maybe in the near future, floor ideas around the Mivan construction technology remain limited. This is because the technology supports only typical floors, and you might have to be limited to the available options if you choose to embrace Mivan construction technology.

You can choose to be more creative and combine the technology with the traditional methods if you want a different floor design passionately. However, always consult with your contractor and relevant professionals to ensure the designs are ideal and recommendable.

Leakage Issues, Especially During Monsoon

Some seasons will be coupled with a few challenges, especially leakages during monsoon. This is a disadvantage of the technology to many families using the structures as residential endowments. Even though people need to adjust with seasons and ensure they get the best survival conditions, leakages during monsoon or any other unfriendly seasons can be quite uncomfortable and inconveniencing.

If the DP2 used to seal the holes or joints depletes away, this is how you end up with a leaking house, but the control should be prompt. Some leakages can result from shrinkage cracks created by the contracting and expanding effect of such components when exposed to different weather elements such as heat and the cold.

Bottom Line

The construction industry has advanced speedily since the advent of Mivan technology in the early ’90s. Housing has grown from simple makeshifts to magnificent structures. This has caused construction logistics to fluctuate between elements of rigidity, safety, and finishing, which are always improving.

The current age has plenty of housing needs; strategies are put in place to cater to them. A faster way to construct a house and provide it affordably to thousands of people is essential. Real estate should uphold standard innovations and ensure the field grows.

Understanding price expectations when dealing with Mivan technology is necessary. You need to plan your finances and ensure you set a sustainable budget. Above all, ensure you have mastered the pros and cons, and the information should be instrumental in your experience with the technology.


By Giovanni Valle

Giovanni Valle is a licensed architect and LEED-accredited professional and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is the author and managing editor of various digital publications, including BuilderSpace, Your Own Architect, and Interiors Place.

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