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Doka Gulf’s Dubai Branch Office partnered with Sobha Contracting LLC to execute construction of the first phase of the new Manipal Science and Technology University Campus. Manipal is a name famous throughout India for its excellence in the science and engineering academic disciplines. The new campus site with over 25,425 m2 of infrastructure and a project value of AED 100 million is situated in Dubai Academic City.
Dokaflex 1-2-4, large area Top 50 and Staxo 40 systems were used. Getting the project completed on time was the top priority as the first phase is expected to be completed by mid-2011 plus the requirement of slab support was up to 12.0 m height in many areas making Staxo 40 the exact solution.

Versatility for slab support requirements

Time and costs were tremendously reduced because Staxo 40 assembly required less labor forces than other competitor systems especially on the high slabs. Two sets of slab formwork were utilized in two blocks totaling 8,000 m2 of Dokaflex. Simultaneously, approximately 2,000 m2 of average 10 m height Staxo 40 supports were formed. A special cantilever slab support design was required for the terrace floor of the building whereby the slab cantilever was 2.10 m.

The schedule given to finish the structure was very tight and Sobha had to acquire a lot of formwork in addition to the vast number of laborers they employed on site. As usual Doka Dubai delivered formwork materials to Sobha on short notice and provided the appropriate consultancy and foreman instruction services to ensure Doka systems paved the way for timely completion of the project.

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