DigiRobotics launches UAE’s first 3D-printed car at GITEX

DigiRobotics launches UAE’s first 3D-pri…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:10

The UAE’s first 3D-printed autonomous vehicle leads launches of 3D printed technology at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai

Kohler and Liebherr join forces on G-Drive diesel engine range

Kohler and Liebherr join forces on G-Dri…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:54

The two firms have collaborated on a new line of G-Drive engines developed to power the KD Series of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO diesel industrial generators 

‘New projects set to boost steel business in GCC’

‘New projects set to boost steel busines…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:01

The recent announcement of new projects signals a steady flow of investments into sectors like infrastructure and manufacturing, which is set to generate contracts for regional steel fabricators in the...

New Saudi Arabian-Egyptian firm to build US$1bn steel complex

New Saudi Arabian-Egyptian firm to build…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:41

Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has signed a US$1bn partnership deal with a Saudi Arabian company to establish iron and steel factory in Ain Sukhna

Kohler unveils new industrial diesel generator product range

Kohler unveils new industrial diesel gen…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:30

Kohler has launched its KD series which has Kohler and Kohler-SDMO branding on its new range of diesel industrial generators

Huawei to build Tier-III data centres for airports in Dubai

Huawei to build Tier-III data centres fo…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:17

Huawei Technologies will be partnering with Dubai Airports to construct world’s first Tier-III certified modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport

Doha Port to get US$549mn facelift next year

Doha Port to get US$549mn facelift next …

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 03:44

Doha Port will undergo a US$549mn redevelopment in Q2 2017 and will close for navigation next March to make way for the works, according to reports

Xylem inaugurates its first regional manufacturing facility in the Middle East

Xylem inaugurates its first regional man…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:23

State-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce pumps, among other technologies, and provide localized and integrated services to local, regional customers Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s...

ADNOC to create world-class shipping, marine and services company

ADNOC to create world-class shipping, ma…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:06

ADNOC will consolidate shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value 

Oman seeks bids for large-scale solar projects

Oman seeks bids for large-scale solar pr…

Monday, 17 October 2016 05:54

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited bids from qualified technical and economic consultants to support the implementation of large-scale solar power plants in the sultanate

Doosan wins US$896.46mn Saudi Arabia gas plant contract

Doosan wins US$896.46mn Saudi Arabia gas…

Sunday, 16 October 2016 11:31

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company has won the Fadhili combined cycle power plant project worth US$896.46mn in Saudi Arabia

Xylem opens new pump rental and services business in Dubai to support MENA

Xylem opens new pump rental and services…

Thursday, 13 October 2016 07:52

Xylem, global water technology company, has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Dubai to serve growing demand from the construction and infrastructure sectors, as...

UAE Water Aid Foundation and Carbon Ambassadors support Kenyan water project

UAE Water Aid Foundation and Carbon Amba…

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:57

The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has sponsored an innovative project by a team from the Carbon Ambassadors...

tremco illbruck to co-host Windows and Facades Technical Conference in Doha

tremco illbruck to co-host Windows and F…

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:26

A host of international experts to present keynote technical presentations and speeches with high quality analysis and solutions for windows and facades at the upcoming Windows and Facades Technical Conference...

Dubai begins work on world’s tallest tower, overtaking the Burj Khalifa

Dubai begins work on world’s tallest tow…

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:29

Dubai has began construction work on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest skyscraper

First Solar commissions 52.5MW solar project in Jordan

First Solar commissions 52.5MW solar pro…

Monday, 10 October 2016 17:52

First Solar has commissioned the 52.5MW Shams Ma’an project, in Jordan, on schedule

Doka to showcase cost-effective formwork solutions at Big 5

DOKA Dokaflex 15 on ME sitesDokaflex 15 is in use on many sites across the region. (Image source: Doka)Dokaflex 15 is the newest cost-effective Doka solution for affordable housing construction and will be on show at this year's Big 5


Compared to traditional formwork, Dokaflex 15 offers a major reduction in the price of panel and slab formwork systems and speeds up construction workflows, especially since the system can be assembled by semi-skilled labourers.

Using Dokaflex 15, Doka says that contractors can expect to cut their assembly time, material weight and singular components in half. The unique features allow for more reuses, faster forming times, and minimal onsite adjustments. Dokaflex 15 boasts optimised lifespan and maximum cost savings when used for up to 25cm thick slabs.

Load-bearing Staxo 100 is extremely flexible for irregular layouts, has high abistability and rugged load capacity of more than 100kN per leg. It can safely handle transfer slabs, provide stability for shoring (including large shoring heights), and be used for applications in the industrial and petrochemical sectors.

The system features integrated access ladders, gapless assembly decks with planking units inside the towers and between frames, integrated connectors and logical colour-coded assembly.

By listening to and acting upon proactive feedback from its customers, Doka facilities in the Middle East are offering the exclusive and cost effective Ready-to-Use (RTU) preassembly service.

RTU simply means that Doka plans, designs and expertly custom builds the formwork units for specific jobsite requirements. Then, instead of delivering loose material that must be assembled by a contractors site-crew onsite, Doka send trucks prescheduled or ‘Just-in-Time’ with the pre-assembled formwork units, ready to start concrete pouring.

Brand new for clients in the Middle East, Dokadek 30 is a beamless handset system for speed and safety onsite. Its lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and proven Xlife sheet with built in plywood, make it excel in safety, ease of handling and high-speed for onsite use.

Spacious three sqm panels are ideally sized for forming large areas fast, plus greatly reduce the number of separate parts that need to be shifted.

Results using Dokadek are that contractors can make their entire forming operation quicker, also due to the fact that no crane is needed during setup. With the suspension clamp, infill zones can be formed quickly as Dokadek 30 merges seamlessly with the adaptable floor-slab system Dokaflex.

Safety - a topic of utmost importance - is defined in the workflow as Dokadek 30 is deployed from the floor level and erected from below with no need for anyone to step onto the slab formwork itself. For the best end result, the Xlife sheet offers immaculate concreting results for many re-use cycles.

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
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