An Opportunity for public sector procurement reform with the National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework

Doka work with major partners on these civil and infrastructure projects in order to supply formwork and shoring solutions for the construction of bridges and tunnels, public facilities such as schools, hospital and transport hubs as well as power-generation facilities. As a specialist supplier of construction materials, we believe it is critical to ensure that there is an even and balanced environment to allow for all types and sizes of construction company to become involved and engaged in these larger nationwide framework agreements. At Doka, we would welcome the opportunity speak with companies which are looking to participate in the next round of framework agreement and to take the opportunity to share our thoughts on how our formwork and shoring services can integrate themselves into the earlier stages of your plans. […]

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Is the construction industry ready for skyscrapers above 600 metres?

Skyscrapers are one of the most suggestive constructions. Authentic challenges for engineering, execution and safety always attract the attention of construction professionals. A 200-meter skyscraper seemed a significant culmination a few years ago. However, there are already projects that multiply this figure by five. Something unimaginable in the twentieth century, but by the year 2045 some commentators are expecting the first mile-high skyscraper, a dream, a utopia, we’ll see. In the construction of skyscrapers, you need competitive solutions to make them a reality. And in this, Doka has much to contribute after decades of innovation. In this article we take a look into the tall buildings of 2017, reviewed by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). […]

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New Era for Doka in Sheffield’s Chinatown

Building Design & Construction Magazine have published a report for industry professionals on the landmark 21 storey scheme, New Era Square. In this article, we take a look into Doka’s formwork solutions, including their new slab panel system Dokadek 30 and multi-functional Xclimb60 protection screens.

The first phases in Sheffield’s £65 million Chinatown development, New Era Square, are well under way now and due to finish in early 2018. When complete, the landmark 21 storey scheme will consist of five blocks containing student accommodation, food and drinking outlets, an exhibition and conference centre, office space and shops. […]

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