There are many considerations to take into account when designing a concrete structure – and considering formwork is of prime importance. Product quality, material and labor costs, and worker safety are all part of the total cost of forming. With better, faster and safer formwork available, designing for the formwork is a crucial component to ensuring the success of an economical concrete construction project.
Michael Schaeffer, head of product management for Doka USA Ltd, has been in the industry for more than 15 years. A formwork professional, Schaeffer's career also includes engineering, sales, operations and regional management. Today, Schaeffer's responsibilities include companywide sales/product training, product development, new product rollout and liaison with marketing for all trade show planning and execution. He can be reached at 877.365.2872 or Michael.Schaeffer@doka.com.
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, please visit www.dokausa.com, or call 877-DOKA-USA.