Work is well underway at Wood Wharf on the new A2 and A3 buildings which will be located next to London’s well-known financial district Canary Wharf. Once complete, the development will consist of a range of studios and one to three-bedroom apartments and form part of the cluster of towers currently being constructed in the area by Canary Wharf Contractors. Doka’s automatic climbing formwork SKE 50 Plus, guided climbing formwork Xclimb 60 and Framax Xlife framed wall panel system are all being used to construct the mixed-use buildings.
Doka UK has been selected as a finalist in the Best Innovation category of the 2018 Construction News Awards with the systemised hand-set slab formwork panel, Dokadek, making the shortlist from a record breaking number of entrants.
Northfield Construction select Doka for their formwork and protection screen requirements at the complex £65m New Era development project.
The first phases in Sheffield’s £65 million Chinatown development, New Era Square, are well under way now and due to finish in early 2018. When complete, the landmark 21 storey scheme will consist of five blocks containing student accommodation, food and drinking outlets, an exhibition and conference centre, office space and shops.
Doka to promote #ShapeOurWorld career campaign at WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi – Doka to promote its #ShapeOurWorld campaign, including full sponsorship of this year’s Concrete Construction Competition, at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, hosted in Abu Dhabi in October 2017.
More than 45 high-level experts and specialists in High-Rise building construction participated in Doka Formwork’s first ever Understanding Seminar on How to Build Higher, Faster and Safer, which was held in central London during September.
Competence at any height
Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the highrise sector Doka has more than 40 years' experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out its 1,000th highrise project. Right now, one of the projects is the Central Park Tower in New York, the world's tallest residential building.
International chemical firm Sabic UK, and Whessoe (a subsidiary of Samsung C&T), with support from Governments Regional Growth Fund are making strategic investment in upgrading its Teeside chemical facilities to become Europe’s most competitive storage facility and converter of US Shale gas and at the same time creating much needed construction jobs and safeguarding thousands more in the region.
Doka’s Concremote was crowned the Commercial Innovation of the Year by the panel of expert judges after demonstrating a product that has the potential to make massive savings across the construction industry.
High speed on two wheels. That's what has made Upper Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM world-famous. But right now at company HQ in Mattighofen, the howl of high-revving motorbike engines is overlaid by the low growl of construction machinery. On a 9,500 m2 site, work on the new KTM museum is in progress and should be finished by the end of 2018. The formwork for the unusual, ellipsoid-shaped building is all by formwork specialist Doka. Good handling and a superb fair-faced concrete finish are the essentials.
Encompassing Safety with Doka
According to estimates by the International Labour Organization, the aggregate cost of work-related accidents and illnesses amounts to USD 3 trillion a year. The construction industry is one of the world's biggest employment sectors, so this figure translates into huge potential for cost savings from enhanced safety. This is why Doka is committed to working consistently on new solutions for more safety and cost-efficiency on construction sites.
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