Saudi Building Code compulsory for large construction projects in the kingdom

Saudi Building Code compulsory for large…

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:11

It is compulsory to follow the Saudi Building Code for the large construction projects in the country, as recommended by the National Committee for the Saudi Building Code committee

HyperloopTT to build first commercial Hyperloop System in the UAE

HyperloopTT to build first commercial Hy…

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:02

The US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has signed an agreement with Aldar Properties PJSC, one of the leading real estate developers in Abu Dhabi, to build a Hyperloop system, Hyperloop...

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.4 per cent by 2027

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:01

A report published by Future Market Insights titled ‘Commercial Vehicles (Trucks) Market: Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027’ estimates a revenue...

Rockwell Automation to host Automation University event in Abu Dhabi

Rockwell Automation to host Automation U…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:54

Rockwell Automation said it would host Automation University, its event focussed on automation and integrated information technologies in Abu Dhabi between 8-9 May at Etihad Towers

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet power demand over next five years

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet p…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:55

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will require US$260bn of investment to meet rising and suppressed electricity demand, said Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) in its latest research...

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreements to enhance passenger experience

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreemen…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:37

Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has signed a MoU with Dubai Airports to enhance passenger experience and throughput, cost optimisation and energy efficiency at Dubai International Airport (DXB)...

Zayed Future Energy Prize rebranded Zayed Sustainability Prize

Zayed Future Energy Prize rebranded Zaye…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:52

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is now the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market study for Haramain project in Saudi Arabia

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market s…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:00

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed to carry out a detailed market study for the Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia

JinkoSolar signs 2.7 GW solar panel deal with NextEra Energy

JinkoSolar signs 2.7 GW solar panel deal…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:31

Chinese manufacturer of photovoltaics and a developer of solar projects JinkoSolar has signed 2.7 GW solar panel supply deal with the US-based NextEra Energy, making it the largest single solar...

International launch of Volvo rigid hauler range

International launch of Volvo rigid haul…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:40

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans to build new plant in Georgia

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans t…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:01

One of Oman’s largest cement producers Raysut Cement Company has announced to approve an initial study to consider building a one metric tonne per year cement plant in Georgia

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digital partner

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digita…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:02

Network device maker Cisco said it would provide IT services for the Expo 2020 Dubai, the event which is expected to have 25mn visitors

BIM innovation in water network analysis with Benley’s WaterGEMS

BIM innovation in water network analysis…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 06:35

Bentley’s WaterGEMS – a water distribution analysis and design software – aims to analyse water distribution system and build a comprehensive water distribution network, and has been optimised in a...

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign for better operator safety and convenience

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign …

Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:41

Three new Cat® articulated trucks – 730, 730 EJ (Ejector) and 735 – have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ,...

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable energy auction

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable ene…

Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:19

Tunisia is set to launch an international tender for the procurement of 1,000MW of wind and solar power, a project that is estimated to be worth US$1.04bn

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESCO in Dubai

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESC…

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:42

More than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be reduced by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai, according to the...

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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