History of Aluminium Formwork
The Aluminium Formwork System was developed by W. J. Malone, a Canadian Engineer in the late 1970s as a system for constructing low–cost housing unit in developing countries. The units were to be of cast-in-place concrete, with load bearing walls using a formwork of aluminium panels. To be erected by the hundreds, of a repetitive design, the system ensured a fast and economical method of construction.
The in-situ construction of all walls and partitions reduces the requirement for follow-on wet trades. The concrete surface finish produced with the aluminium forms allows achievement of a high quality wall finish without the need for extensive plastering.