You will find the alkus all-plastic, 100 % wood-free facing in all MEVA formwork systems. It is our leading standard in all rental fleets. And it enables you to deliver a first-class concrete finish first time, every time. Regardless of the number of pours. Clean the panels on site for a better finish, repair the facing using the identical material and use less release agent for a smooth concrete surface.
Architects all over the world have re-discovered concrete as a creative material for building landmarks. MEVA is actively involved in international standards and guidelines commissions for developing and implementing reliable guidelines for concrete pours that aim at a clear definition of the desired surface finish.
We are at the forefront of developments and are proud of being industry partners to specialists in this field. Whenever you face architectural demands, consult with us. We'll find an answer.
Quoting, tendering, planning on projects that require special concrete finishes? Ask us. We can help and support you in coordinating with architects, developers and designers. We support you when it comes to feasibility studies, technical consultation and planning, even with special designs for exceptional geometries. And we support you in achieving the exceptional with pre-shaped alkus facing in combination with standard panels.
The Guide to Architectural Concrete
This book is exactly what it claims to be: a guide and help to all involved in architectural concrete – a complex and expansive field looked at from many different angles. The approach is all-encompassing, ranging from the initial drawing to the final finish.
Some Highlights of the Guide’s Contents:
An checklist guides users with a systematic approach through all questions, challenges and steps of achieving top results in architectural concrete. The Guide to Architectural Concrete can be ordered from the German BauVerlag publishing house. The ISBN is: 978-3-7625-3637-6 or directly from alkus AG for only 24,90 € plus postage.
Three new buildings are arranged around a spacious inner park. The varying building layouts required a meticulous approach to formwork and workflow planning.
To achieve the architect’s idea of architectural concrete in the staircase, MEVA engineers developed a special formwork design with the all-plasticfacing alkus.
High school with large sports hall and grandstand: Centre d’enseignement postobligatoire de l’Ouest lausannois (CEOL) in Renens.
The wall formwork system Mammut 350 was chosen because of its symmetric tiehole and joint pattern and its standard all-plastic facing alkus.
The architects demanded a superior concrete finish that was easily achieved with the panels‘ all-plastic facing alkus.
The architects specified a superior fair-faced concrete finish. It was achieved with every pour using specially prepared rented MEVA Mammut 350 wall formwork.