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Digital services at the forefront of Doka’s Bauma 2019 Campus

21.04.2019 | Press
Formwork experts, Doka have unveiled a wide range of digital services at this year’s Bauma exhibition, which took place earlier this week in the Bavarian capital of Munich.
Speaking during the official media launch chief executive officer, Harald Ziebula emphasised the importance of designing and launching innovative products and digital solutions as part of the company’s ‘contribution to increase productivity on the construction site.’

Amongst the digital products and services on display was DokaXact, a sensor-based system that supports surveyors and site crews to quickly and precisely position and align wall formwork for automatic climbing systems. The process utilises a measuring system that is attached to defined points on the formwork and communicates wirelessly with a central processing unit. The sensor system is accurate down to +/-2mm, therefore allowing the structure to be built more easily with the predefined structure tolerances. Supported by the DokaXact app that provides step-by-step instructions to the site crew, formwork can be positioned and aligned with pin-point precision for the next casting section. DokaXact was also nominated as a 2019 finalist for the bauma Innovation Award in the components/digital systems category eventually taking third place.

Showcasing the company’s wider approach to digitization, an area entitled ‘Upbeat construction’ focused entirely on the company’s digital offering and was subdivided into three areas, namely Smart Construction Site, Smart Assistants and Smart Planning.

Commenting on the bauma experience, Harald Ziebula, CEO Doka said, “Every three years we have the chance to show our products and services at bauma. One important topic this year is how to increase productivity on site in relation to formwork and cast-in place concrete. With upbeat construction – digital services for higher productivity, we’ll show our contribution to increase productivity.”

Covering 4,700m2, this year’s Doka Campus included the presence of Doka's sister company, Umdasch Group Ventures that focuses on future trends and new technology in construction and specialises exclusively on developing ground-breaking, potentially disruptive innovations.

About Doka:
Doka is a world leader in providing innovative formwork, solutions and services in all areas of construction. The company is also a global supplier of well-thought-out scaffolding solutions for a varied spectrum of applications. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries, Doka has a high-performing distribution network for advice, customer service and technical support on the spot and ensures that equipment is provided swiftly – no matter how big and complex the project. Doka employs 7,400 people worldwide and is a company of the Umdasch Group, which has stood for reliability, experience and trustworthiness for more than 150 years.

About Umdasch Group Ventures:
Doka's sister company, Umdasch Group Ventures, focuses on future trends and new technology in construction and specialises exclusively on developing groundbreaking, potentially disruptive innovations. In 2019, the innovation incubator Umdasch Group will present the following three new solutions: Contour Crafting (3D construction printing), Neulandt (mobile precast factory specialising in affordable housing) and Contakt (site digitization).

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