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Doka has supplied formwork systems and sequence scheduling plans for the extension to the College of Technological Studies, under construction in Shuwaikh, Kuwait. Contractor for the $18.7M project is Al Ghanim International and completion is due in July 2002.

The 40,000m 2underground car park involves huge volumes of cast insitu concrete, accounting for 60% of all the concrete used in the complex.

The floor slabs are being cast in 22 sections of 1,800m 2each, using a highly efficient sequence. Doka's suggestion that the Dokaflex forms be removed ahead of time and the slabs re-propped has made it possible to minimise the equipment required as well as speeding the construction process.

At peak times crews of around 1100 workers have to be co-ordinated.

Doka's Top 50 formwork is used for walls and columns of the eight separate buildings. The central plant and cooling towers are now complete, along with tunnel links to existing buildings, and work continues on the remaining buildings.

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