A standard formwork of 120 cm wide and 300 cm height, weighs only 39 kg. It can be easily manipulated and installed with no need of lifting equipment, just by hand.
One of the great advantages, in addition to energy saving and anti-seismic resistance, is the laying speed which, from the first manipulation till concrete casting, can vary between 15 and 20 min per m2 of wall.
Depending on the project, EPS panels can have different thicknesses, to ensure a greater level of thermal insulation. The internal panel is generally 5 cm thick, whereas the external one can change from 5 to 25 cm. The PLASTBAU® 3 system is a complete construction system, designed to facilitate installation and the entire construction phase, reducing construction times by 40% and costs by 30% compared to traditional systems.
It appears to be extremely efficient for the construction of zero energy buildings as indicated by PASSIVE HOUSE or MINERGIE HOUSE, as prescribed by Directive 2010/31 / EC which provides that by 31 December 2020 all new buildings must be nZEB “nearly Zero Energy Building”.