At the beginning of the 21st century, more than 50 percent of the world’s population was living in cities. The United Nations forecasts that by 2050, conurbations will be home to almost 70 percent of the people on the planet. This trend is already pushing up the number of skyscrapers in cities, especially in the huge urban sprawls where space is becoming scarcer and scarcer. According to the statistics of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), in 2016 there were just over 1160 completed buildings in the world that were at least 200 metres tall. The corresponding figure for 1960 was a grand total of 15. The construction of highrise buildings has changed radically over the decades. Nowadays, it poses enormous challenges for project owners and structural engineers. In the course of 40 years and more, Doka has made itself one of the world’s leading experts in formwork solutions for building highrise structures. No matter how stringent the requirements are, the Doka specialists invariably come up with innovative solutions that combine cost-effectiveness with ultra-high safety standards. This year sees Doka forming its 1,000th highrise.
Climbing with competence
Optimum formwork solutions for the customer-specific set of requirements
1000-plus Doka engineers worldwide and the Global Expertise Center in Amstetten help clients reduce their in-house planning outlay and move on to successful implementation. The international networking of more than 160 sales and logistics locations with efficient, high-capacity rental parks and continental logistics hubs gives you the certainty that the equipment for Doka formwork solutions will be available rapidly and delivered just-in-time. The engineering competence of the experts and the successful use of the Doka formwork solutions are being demonstrated right now on the Central Park Tower build in New York.