The nomination relates to the annual awards’ ‘Innovation in Tunnel Design and Construction’ category. Following a presentation of its entry to the awards’ judging panel, Doka will attend a finalists’ evening at the Hilton Bankside, London on December 7th where the winners of each category will be announced.
James Hurst, Head of Product & Marketing at Doka in the UK, said: “This is fantastic news. The NCE Tunnelling Awards are revered throughout the construction sector. To be among the nominees for this year’s event is a real coup for us. We look forward to the finals evening in December, and thank judges for recognising the SL-1 Volto system’s positive impact on the tunnelling industry.”
The SL-1 Volto’s benchmark assembly and disassembly responds to industry calls for a forming system that reduces the need for costly, time-consuming design changes in tunnelling works.
Designed with an integrated, single-sided tunnel forming configuration, the steel-panelled unit’s patented adjustment means it can be easily adapted to meet evolving geometries, reducing the need for labour-intensive reassembly, replacement or modification of individual sections.
Unlike many alternative systems, the SL-1 Volto does not require customised beams when adjusting to geometrical design requirements. This results in an application that can help improve a tunnel project’s cycle time and cost-effectivity, as well as its sustainability.
James Hurst at Doka continued: “The SL-1 Volto is a game-changer for the tunnelling sector. It represents a smart, safe and more effective way of completing a crucial aspect of the construction process.”