Airodek is a low-weight, high productivity, simple slab formwork system, suitable for slabs of up to a depth of 700mm.
Its quick, safe and simple assembly process enables one man to erect up to 40m² in an hour, significantly reducing construction time and labour requirements and thereby your costs.
Airodek’s system of lightweight aluminium panels and minimum number of components means 30% less weight and 40% fewer parts than conventional props and timber.
Furthermore the system is 25% lighter in weight than other systems using primary beams and panels. All of these features save time, labour and money.
Other key benefits of the Airodek system are:
- The unique Airodek Crown simultaneously locates the corners of up to 4 panels, ensuring the panels cannot easily be dislodged, increasing site safety.
- Powder coated panels prevent the adhesion of fresh concrete, minimising cleaning and maintenance costs.
- The quick strip support system, where panels and deck beams are removed during the early stages of concrete curing, results in higher re-use of panels and beams, reducing the total amount of soffit formwork required.
- Airodek panels and beams are erected from below the soffit, minimizing the safety hazards associated with erecting panels from above.
There are three Airodek system options:
Panels and Props - The panels are supported by the Crowns and props. The whole system is struck once the concrete has gained sufficient strength.
Panels, Deck Beams, Dropheads and Shoring – A quick strip system, where the Panels and Deck Beams are removed during the early stages of curing, whilst the Dropheads and shoring remain supporting the concrete.
Skeletal System – The Deck Beams sit in the Drophead and the Airodek Soffit Beam spans between the deck Beams supporting the plywood. The Deck Beams and Soffit Beams can be struck and removed, leaving the plywood supported by the Dropheads and shoring.
Airodek offers a wide selection of propping heights depending on loading and the method of support utilised. The key methods of support include: props; the Rapidshor shoring system; or the new Alshor Plus shoring system, these alternatives provide you with flexible solutions for most propping requirements.