Doka banks on digitisation, innovation and apps to drive toward net zero emissions

Digitisation has become a key focal point for Austria-based formwork and scaffolding business Doka, according to Paolo Zumaglini, an executive vice president. The construction site of the future must be more efficient and productive, he says, in the drive towards net zero emissions.
CONEXPOCON/AGG 2023 / March 15, 2023
Paolo Zumaglini
Paolo Zumaglini

Digitisation of all aspects of onsite working must happen, such as the uptake of building information modelling, the use of apps by Doka and its clients to better control stock and logistics of materials and better analytics of data are increasingly key to better performance for all the players on site.

In particular, Doka has a dedicated department in Austria working on Doka’s ability to comply with Building Information Modelling, BIM, where clients and contractors are using it for a project.

Also, a large part of formwork business is acting as a logistics company, especially when it comes to getting formwork systems to a client’s remote site, noted Michael Kennedy, chief executive of Doka USA which is expanding its operations across the country. The group is working on developing apps that will help locate equipment in real time and help decide where it will be next needed.

It all comes down to innovation, said Zumaglini, and this is where Doka is differentiating itself from its competitors.

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