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Pan­el floor formwork Dokadek 30

The beam­less hand­set sys­tem for speed on site

Dokadek 30 is a beam-less, hand-set formwork sys­tem de­signed as a lightweight steel struc­ture with yel­low coat­ed frames faced with timber/plas­tic-composite sheet­ing. Dokadek 30 com­bines the ad­van­tages of a pan­el floor formwork sys­tem with those of Dokaflex floor-slab formwork: its 3 m² large pan­els make it fast in typ­i­cal zones, yet – thanks to Dokaflex – it is quick and flex­i­ble in the in­fill zones as well. Dokadek 30 – with or with­out drop head: the evo­lu­tion of floor-slab formwork.

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Ex­traor­d­i­nar­i­ly fast forming
by in­te­grat­ing both the typ­i­cal and in­fill zone 

  • The typ­i­cal zones are formed sim­p­ly by tilt­ing up the beam-less pan­els, each of up to 3 m² in area
  • Mesh­es seam­less­ly with Dokaflex for time-sav­ing clos­ing of in­fill zones
  • Can be con­nect­ed di­rect­ly to Dokaflex, al­low­ing grid-in­de­pen­dent adap­ta­tion to any lay­out
  • Un­c­lut­tered lo­gis­tics, as there are on­ly 2 sizes of pan­el: 2.44 x 1.22 m and 2.44 x 0.81 m
  • The in­termesh­ing work se­quence means both mem­bers of 2-man forming crews are al­ways oc­cu­pied

Ex­tra-safe work­ing
as the sys­tem is set up for work­ing from the ground 

  • with the sus­pen­sion tool, pan­els up to 4.00 m can be as­sem­bled from the ground-lev­el
  • safe­ly han­dled by on­ly two peo­ple thanks to the er­go­nom­ic de­sign of the grip-holes in the edge-pro­file
  • no se­parate wind brac­ing need­ed as the pan­els come with built-in an­ti-liftout guard

Han­dling-method is easy to un­der­s­tand
as the work­flow is so log­i­cal and ob­vi­ous 

  • no need to cal­cu­late or mea­sure up, as the po­si­tions and num­bers of props and pan­els are all made clear by the sys­tem
  • safe to op­er­ate, even for se­mi-skilled crew, as the se­quence of work­steps is pre-defined
  • short in­tro­duc­to­ry train­ing times as the sys­tem on­ly has a small num­ber of dif­fer­ent parts
  • hor­i­zon­tal re­po­si­tion­ing of 12 m² of Dokadek 30 on the Dek­Drive – even through nar­row door­ways and ac­cess open­ings

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System

Pan­el with Xlife sheet

The galvanised and yellow coated steel frame of the panel with riveted-on Xlife sheet is long-lived and permits many re-use cycles without changing the form-facing. The small number of joints and the neat joint pattern along with the uniform concrete finish, make it easy to achieve great results, time after time.

Dokadek sup­port head

The standard head for holding the panels firmly. The integral anti-liftout guard prevents any of the panels accidentally falling off, and makes extra precautions (such as wind bracing) unneccessary.

Dokadek XF drop head

and additional closure panels make early stripping of the panels possible. The newly developed 2-stage lowering function and the built-in anti-liftout guard prevent panels from accidentally dropping down.

Floor prop Eu­rex top

Floor prop with impact protector

  • durable, due to impact protector
  • easy-to-turn adjusting nut, thanks to special thread geometry
  • less physical effort needed because the prop is lightweight
  • operational safety achieved by consistently high load capacity of at least 20 and/or 30 kN in accordance with EN 1065 – Class D/E

Easy, back-friend­ly work­ing, from floor-lev­el.

The working posture is generally upright – with Dokadek 30, frequent bending down and inserting panels from above are a thing of the past. Even the job of removing the panels can be done without any laddering; strenuous overhead work is reduced to an absolute minimum.

Fast formwork re­mo­val is a crit­i­cal suc­cess fac­tor,

because this operation takes up around 33 % of the total forming time. With Dokadek 30, the panels are stripped out without any time-consuming overhead work. The DekDrive then lets you shift up to 12 m² of Dokadek 30 at a time.

Pre-defined erec­tion se­quence

The clearly defined erection sequence prevents the crew from attempting dangerous improvisations, and ensures a consistently high safety level – even when semi-skilled labour is deployed. Because of the number of props and how they are arranged, with Dokadek 30 there is no need to dimension the system in advance.

Rail­ings from the Doka edge pro­tection sys­tem XP

Dokadek 30 is fully compatible with the Doka edge protection system XP. This brings an added dimension of safety.

Util­i­sa­tion

One sys­tem, three work­ing meth­ods

Method 1

Dokadek 30

Using the standard system

Method 1 plus

Dokadek 30 with proof of con­crete strength

Earlier stripping with the Dokadek 30 standard system, based on proof of actual concrete strength

Method 2

Dokadek 30 with drop-head

Traditional early stripping with drop-head

Method 1

Fetch the Dokadek pan­el, en­gage it and raise the free end

When the panels are engaged, the Dokadek heads hold them and fix them safely. At the usual heights, the free ends of the panels are raised with the Dokadek assembling tool, while at greater heights the suspension tool or the DekLift 4.50 m is used.

Fitt­ing the floor prop

by the second man. Doka's floor prop Eurex 30 top is stable and proven. And with its special thread pitch, it can be backed off very easily at a later stage – even when it is under full load.

Strip­ping takes a very short time

without strenuous overhead work, and from the safety of ground-level. Overall forming times are greatly reduced when utilising the benefits of Dokadek 30. This brings added productivity.

Method 1 plus – with proof of con­crete strength

Fetch the Dokadek pan­el, hang it in­to place and raise the free end

and fit the floor props. For the 'without drop-head and with proof of concrete strength' method, Dokadek 30 is erected in the same way as for Method 1.

Re­al-time mea­sure­ment of con­crete strength per­mits ear­ly strip­ping

Measuring concrete strength development directly with Concremote right on the site provides targeted management of forming and cast-in-place concreting operations.

Op­ti­mi­sa­tion of con­struc­tion se­quence

Stripping is carried out based on measured data. The actual strength values obtained in Step 2 can be used to determine the earliest possible time of formwork removal. This speeds up the construction process.

Method 2 – with drop-head

Formwork set-up

Engage panel – raise free end – put up props. In the 'Dokadek 30 with drop-head' method, too, the formwork is set up safely and easily, working from floor-level. The closure panels are then inserted from above, but because these are so narrow (only 15 cm wide) there is no need for any additional fall-hazard precautions.

Formwork re­mo­val

Reclaim equipment for re-use much sooner: Hammering on the red lowering wedge quickly detaches the panels from the concrete, then tilt down and remove the panels, and take out the closure panels; these items can now be re-used in the next casting section.

Tem­po­rary reshor­ing

Safely supported – right to the end of the job. The floor-slab stays safely shored with the Doka 'Eurex 30 top' floor props until the required concrete strength has been reached.