High praise for Doka
By Richard High06 June 2008
The Burj Dubai project, which beat 30 other entries, was rated the best project in the "Concrete Construction" category. The judges singled out the "ingenious" materials scheduling, the self-climbing formwork solution and the record-breaking three-day cycle for the 180-plus casting operations as an "extraordinary and indeed exemplary accomplishment".
Commenting on the win a Doka spokesman said completion of the 601 m high in-situ concrete core of the Burj Dubai "has given Doka not just a formwork-technology world record but also some valuable experience of dealing with extreme construction-engineering situations".
Earlier this year, Doka won the "Bautechnik-Award 2008" from the construction trade journal BBB for its Table Lifting System, an innovative system for moving tableforms up to the next floor independently of the crane, which was ranked as the most significant formwork technology innovation of recent years.