Climbing systems: Getting it right for every project

Contemporary architecture is dominated by ever higher buildings and ever more complex geometries. The success of such projects depends to a large part on successful optimisation of the construction process. In the field of high-rise construction, the decision for the appropriate climbing system has a huge impact on time and cost. As a result, diligent operations scheduling is of crucial importance in order to find the optimal formwork solution. Factors such as cycle time, construction method, type of reinforcement and site equipment must be taken into account during the planning phase. […]

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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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“New but Old”: Maturity Method of Measuring Concrete Strength

This analysis provides an introduction to the maturity method for establishing in-place strength development of concrete during construction. The proper application of this simple procedure can result in savings by allowing construction operations to be performed safely at the earliest possible time. […]

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A new era for public transportation in Scotland: Forth Replacement Crossing 2017

Update on September 21, 2016, Construction Enquirer: Queensferry bridge sets record as longest free-standing cantilever Contractors building the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing have set a new record by creating the the longest free-standing cantilever in the world at 644m. The structure will become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. The bridge deck sections are edging closer and closer by […]

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