The Formwork package for the Elder St.Car Park project in West Perth, WA, was awarded to WestCoast Formwork of Subiaco, WA. Novatec WA were asked to submit a cost effective proposal for design and supply of the formwork systems to form the stair shafts and suspended slab soffits to the five storey car park. Due to the specified class 2 finish to the slab soffits, it was agreed that the soffit forms would be plywood lined and a proposal was accepted which included Startec Wall Formwork and Meva Self Stripping corners for the stairshafts and MevaDec FTE soffit formwork with ply lining to form the soffits to slab and beams with build up and ply to form splayed beam sides. The project, which had a total soffit area of 30,000m2 and concrete volume of 10,000m3, was formed, poured and stripped within a 6 month
time frame, well inside schedule. Largely due to the ease of access through the formwork for all trades, precise design, scheduling, installation and removal of the MevaDec soffit formwork and minimal requiements for remedial works, the Elder St Car Park project was completed 3.5 months ahead of programme to the great satisfaction of all concern.