Conexpo: Doka to ‘connect’ contractors with innovations in formwork, scaffolding and digitisation

Under the motto ‘Doka Connects’, the company will showcase its new scaffolding options, innovations in formwork and shoring portfolio, digital services, and numerous highlights in systems and safety. 

For slab construction, Doka’s SuperDek is a fast, safe and simple handset drop head slab system, while the Truss Tables represent the fastest method to set and strip large slab formwork. 

Wall formwork solutions will include Doka’s world-renowned Frami Xlife handset formwork system, and for forming large areas on crane-assisted projects, Framax, a high-performing steel-framed formwork that offers extra-large panel sizes.

Making its inaugural appearance at Conexpo, SiteLight will introduce visitors to a new spectrum of construction site advertising opportunities. Doka and its sister company, Umdasch The Store Makers, are revolutionising the old-fashioned advertising banners on construction sites by creating an inspired media that continuously changes perspective as the building grows.

Doka now also offers scaffolding solutions, following its acquisition of scaffolding company AT-PAC. Customers will be able to have a better experience with a one-stop-shop for formwork and scaffolding, offering them everything from a single source. In addition to a worldwide network and high-quality design, customers can benefit from the scaffolding management software HiVis as well as further services and software applications. A 50-ft-high (15 m) scaffolding tower will be displayed at Conexpo.

For the first time, Doka will be debuting its new SuperFlex garage beam system, a complete and flexible formwork and shoring solution for cast-in-place garage beams and slabs in post-tensioned multi-storey parking garage structures. The system uses standard rentable components, comes pre-assembled and ready for use once it arrives on site. 

Doka’s steel girder formwork for infrastructure is a waler-less, large-size panel system best suited for columns, piers, pier caps, beams, retaining walls, foundation walls and culverts. It can achieve faster pour rates and quicker assembly, while spanning large distances without intermediate support.

As for safety solutions, Doka’s Safety Net Fans is a debris net system for any building structure. These pre-assembled units can be adapted to any shape. Smart Edge is an innovative edge protection and guardrail system in one, aimed to increase safety, reduce labour and simplify site logistics at perimeter edges, internal openings, elevator shafts and stairs. FalPro is a mobile fall protection anchor for when collective fall protection is not possible.

Furthermore, Doka will exhibit its latest digital solutions. These consist of:

  • DokaXact – sensor-based digital services on a single IOT platform. The system provides real-time insights into formwork operations and the concrete pouring process for optimised efficiency, quality and safety.

  • 3D modelling/BIM – 3D design of formwork-related structural data in Revit and Tekla, including export of 2D plans and parts lists, 4D construction progress simulation of defined work stages, and much more.

  • Concremote – sensors to measure the temperature and calculate compressive strength of the concrete structure.

  • AR/VR – DokaAR App that allows users to view Doka formwork in augmented reality (AR). DokaVR will enable users to experience a virtual Doka construction site.

  • myDoka – The myDoka customer portal provides instant access to the inventory and transaction data of all job sites in real-time. The user-friendly interface allows intuitive navigation through the portal, which is available 24/7 and thus ensures maximum flexibility.

  • 3D concrete printing – provided by Doka’s sister company Umdasch Group Ventures in cooperation with Concrefy. This solutions reproduces the shortest, digitally continuous process from design to production. The concrete elements are simply printed directly from the digital construction plans. The innovative honeycomb structure enables the production of any type of shape and means that the concrete dries faster. The possibility of creating a mix to suit the specific needs of the project saves costs and materials. Saving up to 50% of material helps reduce consumption of precious resources and lowers the ecological footprint of the construction project. 

Other highlights at Conexpo will include construction accessories/components, such as Eurex floor props and various construction-grade plywood solutions. A new HDO panel will be introduced to go along with Dokaply Phenolic, Phenolic Eco, MDO and Wire Mesh products.

Conexpo booth: D.2001

Image credits:
Images 1-4: Doka USA
Image 5: Umdasch Group Ventures