The building in Brisbane at Chermside called Wheeler On The Park is an extension to a Retirement Village. It showcases the use of our MevaDec HN system.

The formwork contractor is DOLCON P/L. They have been using our MevaDec system for about 12 mths now.

We were contracted to supply on hire some 2000 m2 of formwork to this job.
The typical floors are about 1100m2, and they are being formed in 2 pours.The propping height is around 3.1m to soffit level. The formwork design required the use of ME 350 props.

There are 5 typical levels to this project & the expected program time for the structure is 16 weeks.



Novatec provided formwork material for Sydney’s $65 million eight storey International Terminal car park. The Novatec Systems used include the MevaDec fast-forming slab solution and the StarTec easy assemble Reinforced Concrete wall and column solution. The project also showcased our innovative NovaLoc system which provided a very efficient and labour saving solution for the band beams – working in conjunction with MevaDec formwork. In total some 14000m2 of the MevaDec slab formwork was offered to enable the contractor  to achieve the tight program.

The new car park has been built adjacent to T1 and it is connected to the terminal with 3,000 covered spaces (bringing the total parking at the airport to 4,800 spaces). The car park is equipped with moving walkways and lifts to assist passengers with their luggage. The car park project was designed and constructed by Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd.

Novatec was the preferred option ,as the contractor was already requesting that the MevaDec FTE slab forming system be used. An innovative solution was required to form the band beams, which saw Novatec successfully engineer , manufacture and launch the all new NovaLoc system – an economical high load falsework alternative.



The airport was redeveloped in 2005 at a cost of $260 million. The redevelopment was managed by builders Hansen Yuncken.

Mitcon Formwork, South Australia’s largest formwork contractor was chosen to erect the suspended floors and the imposing entry walls. Mitcon chose to use the Novatec’s AluStar & StarTec wall formwork systems. The combination of AluStar & StarTec ensured consistent progress when cranes were unable to operate due to high winds – AluStar panels are light enough to be able to continue to produce, even under inclement conditions saving both time and money for not only themselves, but also the project. The new terminal was opened on 7 October 2005 by the Prime Minister John Howard and South Australian Premier Mike Rann.

The new airport terminal is approximately 850 metres (930 yds/2790 ft) end to end and is capable of handling 27 aircraft, including the Airbus A380, simultaneously and processing 3,000 passengers per hour. It includes high amenity public and airline lounges, 14 glass-sided aerobridges, 42 common user check-in desks and 34 shop fronts. Free wireless Internet is also provided throughout the terminal by Internode Systems, a first for an Australian airport.



The Adelaide Convention Centre extension is one of the most ambitious redevelopments of a convention centre ever undertaken in Australia, with the roof alone comprising some 1450 tonnes of steel.

After more than two years and $85 million, the upgrade of Adelaide’s Convention Centre was completed. The Convention Centre is in the heart of Adelaide’s Central Business District overlooking the River Torrens. But to achieve this showpiece for the city and what is one of the biggest construction projects undertaken in Adelaide, the project team had to overcome hurdles both in the operation and construction of the project.

Novatec Formwork Systems in cooperation with Mitcon Formwork provided the ideal solution; MevaDec slab formwork with MEP Shoring system. With MevaDec the beams and panels can be mounted free of any fixed grid, which makes it easy to assemble the slab formwork around supporting columns and at wall connections or similar. In addition it is possible to change the assembly direction of the primary beams, allowing a perfect adaption for the MevaDec formwork to the required layout.

A rapid building schedule was realized with simple on site logistics and reduced inventory, no superfluous equipment.

Another fine solution engineered by Novatec.