Our system had been already used in railways and metro projects because of its ease to erect and, less accessories, and durability with maximum number of repetition, says Manikandan Mahalingam, General Director, Paschal Formwork (India) Pvt Ltd.
Manikandan Mahalingam says post Covid-19 the demand for formworks is on the upscale despite there a steep increase in the raw material cost.
Tell us about the demand and use of scaffolding and formwork post 2021?
Post Covid-19 the demand for formworks is on the upscale despite there a steep increase in the raw material cost. This is basically because of the delay in timely construction of the projects due to Covid-19. contractors wanted a faster formwork solution to overcome this challenge to save time. Paschal Formwork system was one of the best options for them as it gives quality concrete finish, erection with less manpower and the speed of the project is also well accomplished.
What kind of scaffolding and formwork solutions are desired for railway projects?
In general, all sectors are growing but the infrastructure segment is comparatively doing well. This segment requires one system which can be used in all types of projects like railways, roads, buildings, irrigation etc. We have one Paschal Universal Modular system used in the Indian construction Market for the past 10 years .This one form work system is so versatile it can be used to any type of infrastructure structure .This can be used with or without a crane also with less customization and can be reused in various infrastructure projects.
Metro infrastructure is either overhead or underground, what kind of specialized solutions are required in such cases?
Both underground and overhead infrastructures have their own formwork challenges also it is a different concept. But in the Paschal system we try to minimize the elements in both ways. Also we try to bring the customization level to a minimal level so the same formwork can be used in future projects also.
What are some of your dedicated products for railway and metro projects?
The Paschal Universal Modular formwork system gives a very optimistic solution for every segment. Our system had been already used in railways and metro projects because of its ease of erection, less accessories, and durability with maximum number of repetition. Our system requires very less labor. even an unskilled labor can very easily erect the form work in a very faster manner at site. This one product of ours is less customized so it is used in all types of projects