MAINI Column Formwork
MAINI column system is a foldable and movable column formwork with access platform, integrated ladders and safety cages, and it complies with the highest safety standards. The column formwork consists of four identical panels with articulated links, which are assembled like a windmill. It can be used with or without triangular strips to form either sharp or exactly beveled edges. Height extensions in increments of 12″ (30 cm) can be accomplished by adding 24″ (60cm) or 3’-11″ (120 cm) high extension panels at the bottom of the 8’-10″ (270cm) or 11’-10″ (360 cm) high standard panels. This way, the access platform and ladder do not have to be assembled and dismantled again and again. Once attached all accessories remain at their position.
MAINI Software is a special in-house designed software which provides a 3D platform for working. MAINI software is the perfect solutions for fast, professional planning of MAINI formwork & scaffolding systems.
From a simple basement to a complicated industrial building, from wall & slab formwork to platform systems & scaffolding – the most diverse problems are solved with MAINI software.
MAINI programs are continually adjusted to suit the product development & are also used by MAINI sales and design engineers. This ensures that the systems and their guidelines are always up-to date.
Precise item lists ensure that costs arise only for material volumes you actually need. Formwork material is scheduled correctly for the project and is deployed and operated at full capacity as far as possible.
Complicated areas are recognized and already dealt with in the planning phase. The construction site is supplied with the material it actually needs and this optimizes logistical expenditure. Simple planslead to notable time savings. Each component, without detour, joins directly to the right position.
The column formwork systems now available are normally modular in nature and allow quick assembly and erection on-site while minimising labour and crane time. They are available in steel, aluminium and even cardboard (not reusable but recycled) and have a variety of internal face surfaces depending on the concrete finish required. Innovations have led to adjustable, reusable column forms which can be clamped on-site to give different column sizes.
1) Metal formwork systems can have integral ready-to-use concreting platforms with guard rails and access equipment including ladders. This reduces the need for independent access.
2) For systems with disposable formwork, working platforms for concreting have to be erected separately to allow safe access to the top of the column forms.
3) Formwork systems are available which need to be worked only from one side. This could be an important safety consideration for columns situated at building edges and corners.
4) Metal systems typically provide robust assemblies.
5) Assembly process is simple allowing site operatives to become familiar with health and safety aspects.
6) Normally these formwork systems require minimal use of power tools.
1) Increased speed and efficiency in construction
2) The requirement of skilled labour is reduced due to the simplicity of assembly and disassembly.
3) Metal column forms can be assembled and erected more easily than traditional formwork. Disposable forms come ready assembled to site.
4) High quality surface finishes are possible.
5) The highly engineered nature of the metal formwork system enables precision adjustment to the formwork.