Doka informs pre-construction stakeholders how to “build higher, faster and safer” at the UK’s first seminar

28.09.2017 | United Kingdom
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.


The half day seminar, organised by the UK Doka Formwork Technologies team, provided an opportunity for learning and discussion by the representatives of architects, consultants, owners, developers, main contractors and other participants of various disciplines concerned with High-Rise building construction.

The objective of this invite only seminar was to share the latest products and innovations in both High-Rise formwork developments and concrete technologies, as well as sharing some of Doka’s vast knowledge of High-Rise construction challenges. The seminar allowed Doka the opportunity to draw upon, and share in-depth knowledge from over 1,000 high rise projects which have been completed using its automatic climbing systems in the last 40 years worldwide.

In addition to overviews from the Doka specialists, the attendees were fortunate to have guest key note presentations from two highly regarded High-Rise industry specialists. A Senior Associate from one of AJ100’s top ten ranking architects spoke about the challenges of complex building design and fair faced concrete, and a Director of one of the UK’s largest consulting firms specialising in tall buildings outlined some of the key challenges the industry is having to overcome in today’s High-Rise Construction industry.

The success of the event highlighted the roles that Doka can play in not only the latter stage in-situ climbing, slab and wall formwork technologies and support, but also in the advantages which can be leveraged at various design and consultancy stages by talking to Doka at the pre-construction phases of the project. In addition, Doka focussed on how new digital technologies, such as the award winning Concremote concrete sensors, help measure real-time compressive strength gain of fresh concrete and its power to expedite concrete operations, shorten project completion time, mitigate safety risks and reduce labour and equipment costs.

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