Doka USA, a leading formwork engineering and products company, has announced its seminar schedule for 2009.

According to Andrew Mair, Doka USA CEO, selecting the right formwork and proper use can have a major impact on the profitability, efficiency and safety of a construction project. As such, building on their 50 years of global experience designing and manufacturing formwork solutions, Doka is offering a variety of training options for the industry.

"Doka's training seminars contribute to industry safety and to efficient deployment of formwork resources at the jobsite," says Mair. "Correct handling and proper utilization of formwork systems save a great deal of time and help avoid unnecessary wear-and-tear on the equipment."

Doka's state-of-the-art production facilities serve as ideal locations for their training seminars. Held Thursday, March 26 and Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Channahon, Ill. (Chicago suburb) facility, as well as Thursday, April 23 and Thursday, Oct. 22 at their Baltimore facility, the seminars cover all aspects of formwork technology. In addition to classroom style presentations, the seminars offer participants the opportunity to test their knowledge in a hands-on environment with full-size formwork components under expert guidance. Topics include understanding concrete pressure and how it relates to formwork, practical tips to increase production, overview of available formwork solutions and how improved safety improves efficiency.

In addition to these seminar offerings, Doka will partner with organizations to create custom training sessions to be held at one of Doka's six branch offices located throughout the United States. Choose from a variety of topics including safety, general forming, concrete pressure, slab/wall forming, climbing systems, cleaning and maintenance of formwork systems, how safety boosts efficiently, proper storage and transport of equipment, using climbing formwork and automatic climbers, influence of formwork on fair faced concrete, formwork for bridges and tunnel projects, as well as the latest trends and systems.

A limited number of seats are offered for each seminar and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Further, a minimum number of seats must be filled to secure each course. For more information about these training opportunities or to discuss hosting your own session with Doka, call 877-365-2872 or e-mail More information about upcoming training sessions can be found at Doka USA.