All operations can be carried out safely and quickly on the formwork's large, fully enclosed workspace, because the climbing formwork system is anchored to the concrete at all times. The whole "site" is repositioned hydraulically with just one lift. This self climbing core system is a safe and efficient way to construct high-rise cores. It has room for all of the site equipment needed and is enclosed on all sides for a safe, weather-shielded working at any height. The live loads on the platform mean that less storage space is needed on the ground. After pouring, the formwork for an entire next story is raised by powerful hydraulic cylinders from one casting section to the next.
Walsh has been extremely pleased with the Super Climber system and has already committed to use this effective solution on their next concrete core project. The project was delivered at a competitive price because the formwork lowered the man-hour cost. Also, the project will be completed on schedule due to the ability to cycle the formwork floor to floor. Work on 2520 North Lakeview began in August 2010 and is scheduled for completion in July 2011.
With 50 years experience in formwork engineering, Doka serves customers in more than 65 countries and has participated in construction of some of the world's best known structures including the world's tallest skyscraper (Burj Dubai), the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, along with many other projects of all sizes. From wall and slab formwork systems to automatic climbing technology and superior safety solutions, Doka can deliver any type of formwork needed for residential, industrial, commercial, transportation, infrastructure as well as stadium and sports arena projects. For more information about how Doka's safe, fast and efficient solutions can aid in your next project, please visit www.dokausa.com, or call 877-DOKA-USA.