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German concrete formwork specialist Doka is using its selfclimbing formwork, SCP, to construct the core, basement walls and perimeter beams of the 36-storey CBX tower in the La Defense business district of Paris.

Perimeter formwork is mounted on steel columns fixed to foundations that also provide floor to floor edge protection.

This is particularly important as the building overhangs the highly trafficked ring road around La Defense. This is the largest building constructed using SCP to date at 530m 2. Doka UK managing director Andrew Mair said: 'Adopting SCP has allowed a floor to be built every four days instead of about every 10 days using a conventional system.'

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