Selecting the right plywood can help achieve the right concrete finish and save costs on site

The success of a project is often determined by the material you’ve chosen to work with. Plywood is one such example of an often over looked material which can have an important impact on the construction process and also the aesthetic design finish of any project as mentioned in our previous blog article ‘architectural concrete finishes with Doka’. There are ample examples to show that the quality and type of formwork sheets can impact profitability of any construction site. […]

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A guide to visual and architectural concrete finishes

Doka UK 12 August 2019.- A clear trend is ‘surfacing’ in the language of architecture, towards concepts that are as individual as they are unique. Buildings are being asked to convey interesting forms of expression both inside and outside in an attempt to not only provide functional spaces but also social and visually appealing places […]

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Doka to form in a double star system: ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre

A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its form from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in engineering from contractor and formwork supplier. […]

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‘New but Old’ Maturity Method of Measuring Concrete Strength (and Part 2)

Doka’s Concremote product and data driven service conforms to all of these International Standards and the Concremote sensors measure simultaneously the in-place concrete and ambient temperatures and time and compares this real-time data against a known calibrated concrete mix results and raises real time alerts when the required in-place target concrete strength is reached. Facilitating the optimization of on-site production activities […]

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