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.
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.
Doka launches new innovative product lineup of internet-connected sensors. Concremote is integrated in Doka formwork and measures real-time compressive strength gain of fresh concrete. Reliable performance data is vital to support decisions for subsequent construction works. Reference cases underpin optimization of construction schedules and costs while simultaneously enhancing concrete durability.
Located at 250 South Street in New York City, a new tower, known as One Manhattan Square, is currently being built on the site of a former Pathmark grocery store. When complete, the 80-story building will stand out significantly within the context of the neighborhood, since the next highest structure in the immediate area is the 330-foot-high Manhattan Bridge.
At bauma 2016, the largest trade show for the building sector worldwide, the international formwork supplier Doka presents itself from an entirely new side. Aside from the new location with increased booth space, visitors find a modern fair concept that is close to builders and buildings: Doka Campus. On a nearly 4,000 m² booth on the open-air area north/west, booth no. FN.420, the formwork experts make one thing very clear: Doka is not only a partner in planning and implementing mega-projects but also a provider of ideal solutions for small and mid-size companies.
Rebuilding at Ground Zero moving full speed ahead; World Trade Center Complex will serve simultaneously as a new landmark and a memorial for New York. Following Towers 2 and 4, Austrian formwork experts’ know-how is required for Tower 3 as well: Doka is providing formwork solutions, engineering design and field supervision to support the construction schedule.
On a remote location, where a mighty river plunges 15 meters into seething foam, spilling an average of approx. 459,660 gallons per second, Canada’s largest construction project is in progress under extreme thermal conditions. The gigantic project demands an exquisite interplay of smart formwork techniques and clever logistic solutions, an exceptional collaboration between contractor Astaldi Canada and its suppliers as well as a zero tolerance for unsafe conduct and methods on the jobsite. Doka, therefore, supplies all formwork related products and services for the green energy project.
To relieve the chronic congestion in and around the existing two-lane Midtown Tunnel in downtown Norfolk, Va., rehabilitation of the tunnel is planned along with building a new two-lane immersed tunnel alongside it. The Second Midtown Tunnel is being constructed featuring Doka’s heavy-duty supporting system SL-1. Together with the existing tunnel, the Second Midtown Tunnel will double traffic capacity and improve travel times. The contractor chose Doka for their experience on a similar project in 2005 on the 1.9-mile-long Busan-Geoje Fixed Link - one of the deepest immersed tunnels in the world at 197 feet.