A picture is worth a thousand words - it sounds trivial, but it's true. Graphic representations can be used to make difficult issues understandable at a glance. This also applies on the construction site: no building project without a construction plan. And the more complex the requirements, the more important it is to have not only technically precise but also clear planning. According to the principle "Seeing is understanding." that's why Burger Bau GmbH relied on Doka's virtual formwork planning for the ITM Augsburg project, in order to keep a constant eye on the challenges of the concrete structures and find the best possible solutions.
Teamwork was also crucial for the walls and seating stairs, which had to be produced in exposed concrete quality SB3. Close collaboration with the work preparation team was necessary to achieve the desired anchor and joint pattern. At the same time, the statics required the concreting sections to be separated at clearly defined points, as some walls had to be designed as wall-like beams. It was therefore necessary to develop a formwork concept that optimally harmonised appearance and statics. The project was realised using pre-assembled girder formwork from the Doka prefabrication service. To save material, the formwork elements were used several times. To do this, they had to be rebuilt on site. And here too - and this brings us full circle - the principle of "seeing is understanding" made a major contribution to success. Doka foreman Nicola Müller supported the Burger Bau team in coordinating the conversion of the formwork elements directly on site in a time- and resource-efficient manner.
The formwork work on the ITM Augsburg has now been completed, and the Doka engineers are not the only ones to draw a positive conclusion ("We love it when a virtual plan works."). Martin Pal, Head of Work Preparation at the construction company, also sees great potential in virtual formwork planning with BIM for future projects.
Company carrying out the construction
Burger Bau GmbH
Augsburg State Building Authority
BHBVT Company of Architects mbH
Shell surface wall
approx. 5,000 m2
(total wall area approx. 18,000 m2)
Shell surface ceiling
approx. 300 m2
(total ceiling area approx. 20,000 m2)
up to 8 m