A continuous dialogue with our customers is decisive for product development at PERI. This forms the basis for intelligently designed products and systems with convincing details, which meet the requirements of the markets.
Finding the optimal formwork and scaffolding solution for every individual construction job is influenced by many factors and framework conditions, which differ strongly depending on the project and location. This is the reason why PERI analyzes construction styles and procedures in many different countries and then develops products and systems particularly catered for them.
This is an overview of the most important PERI innovations presented at bauma in Munich for the first time.
* Please note that the German approval by the building authorities for PERI UP Easy has been applied for, but not been granted yet. Until such approval by the building authorities is granted, the application of PERI UP Easy is only allowed with a further individual approval. (Additional note from 29th August 2016)
Product development at PERI does not stop once a product has been launched. On the contrary, we are in close contact with our customers and we develop every product further through this exchange. These improvements, which sometimes seem unspectacular, very often have enormous economic effects. Learn more about new properties of tried and tested PERI products.
The MAXIMO, with its single-sided tie technology, is very much the centre of attention for wall formwork operations. The most efficient of the PERI formwork systems has set a new standard in the market; continuous further developments and system enhancements provide even more application diversity as well as a particularly high level of safety.
The MAXIMO MXK Bracket System provides maximum safety with minimum installation effort, and serves as a working platform for MAXIMO and TRIO Panel Formwork. In contrast to conventional solutions, the modular system provides pre-assembled individual components such as the MXK Scaffold Deck or the PROKIT PMB Side Mesh Barrier. These lightweight and manually assembled system components ensure safe and ergonomic work operations.
In addition, new in the MAXIMO standard programme are panels with heights of 3.00 m and 3.60 m respectively. This additional panel heights have been developed due to frequent customer on-site demands and are supplied on request.
Especially for markets with colder climates, PERI has developed the MXH Formwork System which can be heated whereby the MAXIMO Wall Formwork System is combined with heating elements. This means that concreting operations can also take place at low temperatures as the hydration process is not affected. Assembly of the panel formwork and heating elements is carried out horizontally; only two mounting bolts are required on the four frame corners each time. The standard height of the heating elements is 2.70 m with standard widths of 2.40 m and 1.20 m. Corresponding extension elements and practical details such as suitable box outs for the BFD Couplers as well as for connecting the bracket system ensure efficient application of the system.
MAXIMO thus provides a further enhanced range of applications in the area of panel formwork with single-sided operations. The numerous reference customers along with independent time measurements confirm the formwork´s exceptional level of efficiency.
The new MXK Bracket System serves as a working platform for MAXIMO and TRIO. The modular design and lightweight, manually installed system components ensure fast assembly and high level of cost-effectiveness.
Combined with a heating element, MAXIMO now also offers the right solution for concreting at low temperatures.
PERI´s panel business also has something new to offer in Munich. For the first time, a large-sized formwork panel for meeting the high requirements placed on concrete surfaces will be shown which boasts two different surfaces. With the new formlining sheet, both gloss and matt concrete surfaces can be realized.
Driven by the current very high demand in the area of bridge refurbishment, PERI has accelerated the development of its activities for cantilevered parapet solutions. The result is a lightweight console solution for bridges which, thanks to the low individual component weight of maximum 20 kg, can also be assembled by hand and is therefore predestined for use in refurbishment operations. The multi-part solution is characterized in particular by the fact that the working platform and formwork unit are separated; the platform decking is thus free of openings and penetrations. The formwork unit can be adjusted from the working platform in order to match the parapet geometry.
The individual brackets consist of standards, cantilevered brackets, platform beams and spindles; depending on the parapet cross-section, they are attached to the bridge with the corresponding spacing. While anchors can be concreted in when constructing new bridges, anchoring during refurbishment work is much more difficult. For this, PERI has developed a type-tested bracket complete with perfectly coordinated components – a so-called closed solution. The refurbishment anchor used has a particularly high loading capacity so that the number of required anchoring points can be significantly reduced.
The lightweight VGK Cantilevered Parapet Bracket comes with comparatively few anchor points. The PERI solution of a closed system for cantilevering and anchoring during refurbishment operations provides users with significant cost benefits.
For complex projects in civil engineering bridge construction, e.g. balanced cantilever solutions, PERI now provides even better support for its customers. The close collaboration of sales engineers with a newly-founded specialist group for technical advice and planning strengthens the "One Face to the Customer" sales and marketing concept. PERI customers benefit from project management available from one source throughout the project along with the best solution competence. The high percentages of rentable system components for civil engineering bridge construction as well as the large PERI rental parks worldwide ensure optimal delivery readiness and a high degree of cost-effectiveness in the execution.
For cantilevered construction projects, for example, PERI guarantees the best-possible customer support from a single source throughout the entire course of the project.
For tunnel construction, PERI is presenting for the first time at a bauma an exhibit featuring gallery formwork. A formwork assembly used in mining construction techniques will be shown which is comprised mainly of rentable system components. Also on display is the transition point to the portal area including stopend formwork.
VARIOKIT arched formwork carriage with time-saving hydraulic operations
Up to now, the SCS Climbing Bracket has been used on a standard basis as single-sided climbing formwork for dams, weirs, high retaining walls or tunnel walls. In addition, project-specific solutions for a number of double-sided applications with high concrete loads were realized, for example, inclined bridge piers and pylons. In close cooperation with users, PERI has now developed a solution for the double-sided application of the SCS Brackets. The new scope of application includes the standardized use with anchored formwork for wall heights up to 6.00 m. Through the expanded application range, customers achieve higher material utilization while simultaneously reducing the logistics involved.
Especially for use in high-rise building cores with medium to large dimensions, PERI has developed a new core self-climbing formwork. The system has a very high load-bearing capacity, even large placing boom masts can be climbed together with the formwork as well as being supported during operations. Climbing hydraulic cylinders with a 40 t lifting capacity are used which are powered by recently-developed hydraulic units.
Through the new possibility of using the SCS Climbing Bracket System for double-sided applications, material utilization can be increased; at the same time, logistical requirements are reduced.
At bauma 2013, PERI unveiled the MDS Shoring Tower. The shoring tower is based on PERI UP system components and, since then, has continued to convince customers through its extremely safe use: all individual components of the tower are systematically assembled and dismantled with site personnel in a safe position through the guardrail in advance. The central element in the PERI UP Flex Shoring Tower MDS is the specially developed decking which is mounted on the ledgers without requiring any tools and then continues to be installed upwards in the same way. Supply of materials is carried out in the inner area of the shoring tower. In addition, no system component weighs more than 16 kg; the shoring tower, therefore, has up to 40% less weight than comparable systems.
When using the PERI UP Flex Shoring Tower MDS, it has been confirmed that this innovative assembly logic clearly accelerates assembly and dismantling operations. Against this background, PERI especially meets the requirements of the scaffolding erectors in the industry to also offer such decking units for larger bay lengths.
For the PERI UP Flex Shoring Tower MDS, a new decking logic was developed – the decks are simply hooked in. It has been verified that this technique significantly accelerates assembly operations. As a result, the assembly decking is also planned to be used in other areas.
Providing site personnel with protection against the influences of the weather is an important issue especially in the colder months. For some years now, the PERI UP Flex Weather Protection Roof LGS has presented the right solution – in close cooperation with the users, it is constantly being improved. Thus, additional components were presented at bauma 2013 which provided a significant improvement in safety: brackets are hooked into the bottom chord of the truss and, together with the standard decking and guardrails, form walkways along the truss girder. Consequently, personal protective equipment for preventing or arresting falls is not required for assembly operations nor when opening or closing the protection roof segments.
In order to ensure that the sheeting can be rolled out even faster, PERI will be presenting a solution with an electric motor at the Munich show in April. Available as an option, the sheeting can then be closed much quicker and without any manual effort.
The proven Weather Protection Roof is supplemented by other components – including an electric motor for retracting the sheeting.
Newly developed apps provide PERI customers with real added value in on-site construction work. The mobile applications focus on the configuration of system structures and optimization of material quantities. Having long become an indispensable part of everyday life for everyone, mobile apps are available and easy to use. While some existing PERI apps have undergone a facelift, the MULTIFLEX configurator is a real help in simplifying the work required in determining beam and prop spacings for girder slab formwork. The app offers the best possibilities to optimize the slab formwork regarding the component needs – and to directly document the results in the form of a PDF file. Furthermore, product-related apps provide the option of easily determining material requirements and parts lists for different shoring towers. Several such working aids can be closely examined and assessed for the first time at bauma 2016.
With the MULTIFLEX configurator, beam and prop spacings of the MULTIFLEX Girder Slab Formwork can be easily optimized.
The PERI online portal for efficient data management was presented for the first time at bauma 2013; in the meantime, it has been introduced at a number of PERI subsidiaries. With immediate effect, myPERI users can also retrieve the drawings of their projects online. This reduces the coordination efforts and accelerates the processes for all project participants – on the construction site or in the office. As the latest drawing version is available around the clock, mix-ups and delays are therefore avoided. Users of the online portal are automatically notified when new drawings have been added.
The myPERI online portal now also provides the latest project drawings ready for downloading; users are automatically notified of all new features which have been added.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the trend of the future – and PERI has also been very much involved with the possibilities and benefits. For many years now, it has been common practice to link the three-dimensional planning solution with the time dimension via the cycle planning. Now, increasingly more process data is being integrated into corresponding database systems. The specially developed PERI project data management system (PDM) allows PERI employees around the world to work together on projects – then each person involved in the project can access the latest data at any time. Mobile building information management is increasingly now being used in the planning and execution phases which makes location as well as cross-company communication possible. The cloud-based reporting functions provide, among other things, process optimization during any required plan changes. The goal of all PERI developments is the complete integration of the formwork and scaffolding solutions in future BIM simulations.
At the bauma, visitors to the stand can view examples of successful pilot projects carried out with various construction companies, and receive information on the possibilities along with the added value of the BIM technology. Though the use of BIM, a range of alternative courses of action regarding their impact on costs, schedule and quality in early stages of a project can then be evaluated as well as being able to consistently follow changes in the project.
BIM is the future-oriented technology of the construction industry. At the bauma, PERI will be presenting those possibilities provided for formwork and scaffolding technologies along with the type of support that is available from PERI.
Stable and flexible brackets for single-sided applications
With UNO, walls, columns, slabs, beams and stairways are realised using the monolithic construction method
Working Scaffold with guardrails in advance
The lightweight and proven aluminium panel slab formwork with short shuttering times
Flexible girder wall formwork, also for high-grade architectural concrete surfaces