Working At The Forum

24 April 2008

Main contractor alpine Mayreder has used Meva’s StarTec frame formwork, with STB 300 support frames, and MevaDec formwork during construction of a new town centre in Rum Austria.

The € 7 million redevelopment, constructed over a tight eight month schedule, saw many of the town centre’s traditional Tyrolean style buildings replaced with modern steel and glass structures. The new public space, known as the FoRUM, includes a new community centre, various shops and a 100 space underground car park, all grouped around a spacious square.

The new buildings and square sit on a common podium, which had to constructed around several existing structures. These were secured with single-sided walls, built using Meva’s StarTec frame formwork and STB 300 support frames.

For the new community hall’s basement and festival room Alpine Mayreder used 5000 m2 of MevaDec formwork. Here concrete slab thickness’ varied from 250 to 400 mm.

Construction of the car park, which required a fair-faced concrete finish, used StarTec formwork, equipped with Meva’s alkus plastic-composite facing. This allows easy re-use of the panels and ensures a clean “break” from the cured concrete surface.

On the north side of the square there are new two-storey shops and flats. Their small floor plans proved ideal for forming with MevaFlex slab formwork, while the external 300 mm diameter supporting columns used its circular steel Circo column formwork.

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