"For the parking levels’ double-sided sloping slabs, Concrete Structures used Dokaflex, a floor-slab formwork system with a flexible grid that is adaptable to any shape, layout and slab thickness. The contractor then switched to Superdek drop head slab formwork for the residential floors. Crews were able to install the handset system quickly and easily, enabling the contractor to work within a four-day cycle."
Chad Czerwinski, Superintendent
"Adolfson & Peterson Construction found they needed a handset shoring solution due to the tower crane restraints. Superdek is a handset shoring system that can easily cycle from floor to floor with the drophead feature. With Doka’s bolt-on castor wheels, A&P can move equipment around the entire slab of the active deck."
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
"Building Concrete Solution’s formwork manager wanted to try out the new Superdek grid system from Doka. Superdek is a simple handset drop head slab formwork system with large grid / prop spacing - up to 8x8-feet. With interlocking joists and stringers, and a unique slab edge forming solution, it provided increased productivity with less labor and maximum safety. There was a maximum flexibility in standard lengths, faster production with less material, and the Superdek drop head allowed for early removal of joists and stringers for faster cycling to the next area."
Ivan Castillo, Formwork Engineering Manager
"Superdek is a simple handset drop head slab formwork system. Large grid / prop spacing, up to 8' x 8' interlocking joists and stringers and a unique slab edge forming solution will provide increased productivity with less labor and maximum safety."
Concrete Structures of the Midwest
"The head design on Doka’s new Superdek systems has a huge safety advantage. By using a wedge and placing it diagonal to the beams, it is clear when the head is fully engaged for setting and easy to hit with a hammer when stripping."
Phillip Nunes, Superintendent
The new Superhero of Slab Formwork debuts across the USA
SuperDek is a simple handset drop head slab formwork system. Large grid / prop spacing, up to
Typical grid pattern: 8' x 8' (64sf) & 8' x 6' (48sf)
A | Stringer: 8', 6', 5', 4', 12'
C | Drop Head
B | Joist: 8', 6', 5', 4',
D | Props: Eurex 20/30 top, Superprop, Floor prop SD-350
Superdek stringers in standard lengths of
Versatility on the jobsite
Superdek joist in standard lengths of
Faster production with less material
SuperDek drop head allows for early removal of joists and stringers for faster cycling to the next area
Optional fast wedge clamp connection for less labor when attaching SuperDek drop head to prop
Setting the industry standard for floor props
Eurex 20/30, Doka prop SD, Superprop
The right floor prop for the project means large grid dimensions, less shoring and re-shoring, less material handling, more square footage per truck and fewer crane picks.
Increased capacity, up to 13.5 kips, regardless of extension, with same lightweight design (only 53 lbs)
Best load-to-weight ratio!
Dietmar Wagner, Regional Product Manager at Doka, answers questions on what you should know about the development and success of Doka’s new handset shoring system, Superdek.
From first stable bay - erection can continue simultaneously in stringer and joist direction.
From the ground below, hook stinger into drop head and hang at 60° angle. Stringer will safely hang from drop head by itself. Take next prop with pre-attached drop head, engage with stinger end and swing up.
After pushing the beams in position, the steel shoe of the beam rests in the recess of the drop head securing it against tilting and providing additional stability.
From the ground below, hook joist into stringer and let hang at an angle. Use beam fork to push it up and move it sideways (to the left) past the opposite stringer. One person can safely install all joists, from the ground. No ladders or rolling scaffold necessary.
Safely form around the building perimeter from inside the building on the slab below. Superdek edge beam cantilevers from an interior stringer, allows the perimeter slab edge to be safely set from the ground below and maintains the drop head function of the Superdek system.