Symbolic by design, a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is under construction in Florida. It will be the world’s first-ever guitar-shaped building. Formwork systems from Doka give the complex its unique contouring.
In tough everyday construction site situations, everyone should be aware of the safety precautions needed for formwork that will ensure a safe jobsite. Worksite safety is the responsibility of all involved – from the engineer to the contractor to equipment suppliers and, of course, the workers themselves. The safer the work environment, the fewer accidents, or even better none at all, with the added benefit of increased productivity at the worksite.
Safety pays off at a remarkable 1:2.2 cost-benefit ratio. Not just a jobsite obligation, safety is also a key opportunity to boost on-site performance. Why not extract that extra economic benefit from your return on prevention on-site?
Martineau Coffrage is a formwork and civil engineering construction company serving clients in the residential, commercial, industrial & institutional sectors of metropolitan Quebec.
Doka North America has developed a new iOS application called DokaAR. DokaAR allows anyone with an Apple mobile device to view 3D models in augmented reality.
Perimeter protection screens allow NYC’s Hudson Yards skyscrapers to safely soar.
The massive Hudson Yards urban development project in New York City has so far gained two titles: the nation’s largest private real estate development and the most complex construction project in the city’s history. The megaproject has essentially created 28 acres of new land in Manhattan by covering a large working rail yard. From this new land, several skyscrapers are rising to provide more than 1 million square feet of high-end retail and mixed-use space and 18 million square feet of amenity-packed commercial and residential space. When completed, the development also will include a cultural arts center, a public school and 14 acres of public open space.
The world's tallest residential building, the Central Park Tower will top out at 1,550 feet. It is currently under construction in New York City. The method of construction is special and Doka's automatic climbing platforms are the ideal solution, both fast and safe. The building is due for completion in 2020.
In Southern Ontario, Canada, immediately east of Toronto in Durham Region, is the growing area of Markham/Pickering. This area is designated to receive more development and population in the coming years, straining the current sanitary sewer resources. To handle the upcoming growth, a trunk sewer was contracted to accommodate the additional sanitary sewer flows projected from the future growth.
Doka’s Framax Xlife stripping corner has successfully been used in forming cores/shafts on thousands of projects around the globe. With a simple built-in ratchet design, all the work of retracting or expanding formwork can be done by one worker at the top of the core. The built-in ratchet makes the operation safe and fast. In accordance with accident prevention guidelines, no crane is required for expanding to set or contracting to strip the core forms. The formwork unit can then be repositioned in a single lift to save crane time.
Doka's biggest ever power-plant contract in North America: for the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station 300,000 sq ft of Doka formwork are in use. Doka’s services on this site range from engineering and consulting, up to pre-assembly and instructions for a safe use of the formwork systems. Completion is scheduled for 2021.