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Doka presents latest formwork safety methods

Essa Al Maidour , Mohammed Noor Mashroom of Dubai Municipality with Gerald Hoermann and Alexander Macho, of Doka Gulf FZE (Image source: Doka)

Dubai Municipality (DM) teamed up with Doka Gulf FZE to present new safety innovations in formwork systems which comprehensively addressed all aspects of material quality and construction jobsite safety

The event was entitled ?360 Degree Formwork Safety Symposium? and was held at DM's City Hall. The event drew over 100 delegates and was conducted as a part of DM?s ongoing educational initiatives.

Essa Al Maidour, assistant director general for engineering and planning sector at Dubai Municipality, Mohammed Noor Mashroom, director of general projects and number of senior officials as well as representatives of contracting and consulting companies all attended the symposium.

Doka presented topics extremely relevant to today?s construction sites in Dubai. Civic body officials, contractors and consultants listened attentively as Doka introduced the methods for successful deployment of load-bearing systems, wall and floor-slab formwork, and the Doka systems which comprehensively address the highest European safety and quality standards. Doka further encouraged contractors to engage with a reliable full-line partner who can offer formwork service expertise such as site-supervision and training throughout the entire project cycle.

One of the interesting parts of the program was the discussion on building safely at heights, especially when wind and visibility are a regular factor in the Middle East. A short case study on the successful completion of Dubai?s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, completed on time and with zero accidents using Doka systems as an industry leading example.