Utico grabs ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award

Utico grabs ‘Desalination Company the Ye…

Monday, 29 May 2017 07:08

UAE-based Utico, GCC’s largest private utility company, has bagged the ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award at the Global Water Summit 2017 for developing a revolutionary independent water and power...

Marafiq JV to build 300MW mega power plant in Oman

Marafiq JV to build 300MW mega power pla…

Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:35

Marafiq, a joint venture firm set up by Takamul Investment Company of Oman and Sembcorp Utilities of Singapore, is in the process of developing a 300MW-capacity power project in the...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 21st - 25th May 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Friday, 26 May 2017 12:15

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 21st - 25th May 2017

Hormann’s new steel frame doors for food industry

Hormann’s new steel frame doors for food…

Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:45

Specifically designed for the food industry, Hormann has launched a new high-speed and flexible door type V 2515 Food L, which will optimise the flow of traffic, improve safety and...

Next gen air cooled screw chillers from Daikin exclusively for Middle East

Next gen air cooled screw chillers from …

Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:33

Global leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin launched the next generation premium efficiency air cooled screw chillers – EWAD-MZ Series – at a high profile event in Dubai on 22 May

Honeywell launches Connected Technology for high-value freight solutions

Honeywell launches Connected Technology …

Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:08

Honeywell has launched sensor-based connected technology for freight solutions to make supply chain management more efficient and give the shippers and logistics companies the ability to monitor shipment of goods...

SDLG launches new variable horsepower graders in Middle East and Africa

SDLG launches new variable horsepower gr…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:00

Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for Middle East and African markets

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks readymix firm in UAE

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks rea…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:08

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to the UAE concrete firm Transgulf Readymix, believed to be one of the largest deals of its...

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in Cairo in 2018

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in…

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:46

The Big 5 Construction Egypt is set to be launched in Cairo Exhibition Centre for the first time from 15-17 September 2018, with an aim to assemble international leaders in...

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for projects in Saudi Arabia

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for project…

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:16

GE has taken significant steps in supporting the delivery of Saudi Vision 2030, by announcing in partnership with the kingdom a range of MoUs and projects valued at US$15bn, of...

North Africa’s construction market gains huge impetus with investment worth US$473bn

North Africa’s construction market gains…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:57

The North African countries are expanding their construction sector with several active high-value projects with approximately US$473bn investment, shows BNC Project Intelligence’s recent market analysis

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emirates Post Group

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emir…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:31

Imdaad, a leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, has signed a one-year contract worth US$1.63mn with Emirates Post Group (EPG) and as per the deal, the former...

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to become one of the fastest growing markets

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to be…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:55

City-wide lighting overhauls expected with huge growth opportunities for companies finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy and Environment team  

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards in the UAE

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards …

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:01

Albwardy Damen has received two shipyards awards within a month for excellence

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement for power generation in Sharjah

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement f…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:40

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full gas sales agreement (GSA) to supply natural gas for power generation in the emirate

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 14th - 18th May 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 14th - 18th May 2017

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.

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