New generations from Doka
By Helen Wright18 March 2013
Formwork supplier Doka said it would be showcasing innovations under four different “theme worlds “. Among the exhibits will be the panel floor formwork Dokadek 30, the new framed enclosure Xbright, and the next generation of crane-independent climbing formwork SKE100 plus systems, as well as a new development for tunnel-building – DokaCC – and a number of other new Doka developments.
In the residential theme world, Doka will have a new addition to the floor-formwork portfolio. It said its panel floor formwork Dokadek 30 could be seamlessly combined with Doka’s flex and table systems.
Dokadek 30 is a beamless hand-set formwork system, designed as a lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and rugged Xlife sheets. Doka said it stood out for safety, ease of handling and high speed, not only during set-up but also during dismantling. At 3m², the panels are described as ideally sized for forming large areas, fast.
In the highrise theme world, Doka’s newly-developed gapless framed enclosure Xbright for the protection screen Xclimb 60 is said to make for safe working conditions on the site, shielding the crew in the top levels of the rising structure from the wind and the weather.
The self-climbing system is described as simple to adapt to varying layouts and inclinations, enabling it to be used even on complex highrise projects. A tough plastic inlay is translucent, providing good natural daylight inside enclosed work decks – even beneath floor-slab formwork. The frames with the close-meshed inlays are both translucent and air-permeable.
Another Doka system set to debut at Bauma, the SKE100 plus, is a crane-independent formwork system that has a modular design concept which is said to make it possible to craft individualised, cost-effective and safe solutions for any type of structure.
This more advanced version adds or optimises a number of important details, said Doka. SKE100 plus is available in three practical standard versions – with travelling units, with rising working platforms, or with a mast system.
Doka’s transport theme world features a formwork solution for cut-and-cover tunnel construction.
It said the new tunnel system DokaCC was the first system to be specifically designed and optimised for cut-and-cover tunnel construction. Different types of traffic tunnel, such as rail or road tunnels, can be built quickly, efficiently and safely using DokaCC, it explained.
In its energy theme world, Doka will be displaying individualised solutions for tackling the technological challenges and complex assignments encountered on power-station structures of all kinds.