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Formwork solutions for modern-day Malaysia

10.09.2021 | Malaysia
Well-established as one of south-east Asia’s most stylish capitals, Kuala Lumpur has successfully merged old with new, while retaining it lush green spaces and lakes to retain a true sense of refined urban living.


  • Duta Park Residences
  • Duta Park Residences
  • Duta Park Residences
  • Duta Park Residences
  • Duta Park Residences
  • Duta Park Residences
Centrally located on Jalan Kuching, Fajarbaru Builder awarded Doka Formwork Malaysia Sdn Bhd as formwork supplier to deliver one of Kuala Lumpur’s most exciting up and coming residential developments, the Duta Park Residences. Neighbouring the popular Bukit Tunku district, occupants will enjoy far reaching views over the city, including the iconic Petronas Towers, while gaining access to an abundance of lifestyle amenities including gymnasiums, spas, lap pools and serenity lounges.

With the scope of work including two blocks of residences, work commenced in Q1 2020 and is currently on course to be delivered next year, thanks to a variety of Doka’s time and cost saving products. In addition to the client’s request for a fair-faced concrete finish, Doka also needed to provide a lightweight, minimal-component solution that could be comfortably managed by site teams. As one of Doka’s most popular slab formwork solutions in the region, Doka Lightdek became the obvious choice thanks to its combined advantages of weight, durability, and cost efficiency. In addition, it’s standard panel size of 1.2m x 1.8m meant it could easily be handled by site teams, while avoiding the use of either ladders of cranes, thereby keeping costs to a minimum.

While Doka Lightdek ensured that progress remained consistent on site, Doka Malaysia’s back office remained in close contact with the client to make sure that each aspect of the project remained on course. This included providing training from members of the formwork demonstration team while ensuring that all products and systems were being used safely and correctly throughout the process.

Speaking on behalf of Doka Malaysia, Nawel Merzouk, project manager commented, “In spite of the prevailing challenges of the past year, I’m very proud of the collaborative effort that’s been made by all parties on this project. The client is particularly pleased with both our practical approach and ongoing site support, which has helped to yield the type of quality they are looking for, while ensuring site teams have been able to work safely and efficiently from start to finish. I look forward to seeing the finished project in 2022.”

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