Selcuk Yücesoy on MSI Interview: “DORCE can, where others cannot”

Business Development Manager of DORCE Prefabricated Building &  Construction Industry Trade Inc. Selcuk Yücesoy gave an interview for the important magazine MSI, which supports the Turkish Defense and Aerospace Industry focusing on local defense news. 

DORCE, which designs and manufactures prefabricated and mobile structures for various needs in a wide range of sectors and undertakes the turnkey construction of these, is among the important solution partners of the armed forces, defense, and security forces. We listened to Dorce’s capabilities, products, and projects from the Business Development Manager of DORCE, Mehmet Selçuk Yücesoy, who has also undertaken important projects in the defense and aviation industry.

MSI Magazine: Dorçe is a company doing business in many countries on different continents of the world today. When we think of the world in general, What are the works that make people say “Dorce can, where others cannot”?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: There are various factors that distinguish Dorçe from its competitors in the prefabricated building sector and make people say “Dorce can, where others cannot”.

First of all, Each stage of Dorce’s projects are completed with fully in-house engineers and on a turnkey basis; engineering, procurement, production, logistics, assembly, equipment, furniture, infrastructure and superstructure construction works, testing and commissioning. We can be mobilized quickly for projects and execute several projects at the same time in different parts of the world where very hot or very cold climatic conditions can be seen.

Behind these projects, there is Dorce’s factory operating with local and international quality standards; which can produce 143,000 square meters of prefabricated and modular buildings per month and a heavy industrial steel building of 1,900 tons / month simultaneously.

Dorçe has successfully completed similar projects in many countries and regions, some of which are carried out simultaneously. In this process, Dorce gained the competence to implement the projects and the most efficient business plans in accordance with their specifications.

Dorce is both  prefabricated and module building manufacturer and a contractor since it realizes turnkey construction projects using these structures. When we look at the projects that Dorce has successfully completed, we see that it has proven itself both as a manufacturer and a contractor. Because of these identities, it is said “Dorce can where others cannot” in projects that require engineering, organization and fast reaction ability.

MSI Magazine: “Dorce can where others cannot!” How does the expression reflect on the defense industry?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: The facts ensuring that Dorce is preferred in defense industry projects are being Europe’s largest manufacturer of light steel prefabricated structures and being on the list of the world’s 250 largest contractor companies in its field according to ENR (Engineering News Record) rankings in conventional building systems for the last 8 years.

Generally, defense industry projects which fit for our motto “Dorce can where others cannot” are turnkey military bases, military camps, military facilities resistant to attacks by mortar and air strikes, field hospitals, portable containers with hydraulic feet, special purpose WC, shower cabin, clinic buildings, airmobile containers, police stations, prisons, aircraft and helicopter hangars, ammunition depots, bulletproof cabins, containers and structures, polygons, training centers and border camps projects.

In this context, Dorce works directly with NATO and NATO member countries, the United Nations and the Turkish Armed Forces. In addition, carries out construction projects within the scope of the defense industry with all of Africa, CIS region and Middle Eastern countries.

Human Resources and Experience Make a Difference.

MSI Magazine: You highlight your “ability to mobilize and operate rapidly in different countries under harshest conditions at the same time”. What kind of team is behind this power?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Dorçe’s strategic employment policy can be summarized as “To have a human resource that develops itself with training and orientations in every department as required, with sufficient equipment”. Dorce’s references are much more diverse and comprehensive compared to other companies in the industry. The number of personnel who are experts in their fields and have more than 15 years of experience is also quite high compared to other companies in the sector. This situation increases the positive motivation of Dorce’s existing employees and increases the number of qualified candidates to apply. This advantage in personnel selection ensures sustainability in terms of qualified human resources.

Talent transformation of personnel in the digital age; development of international human resource management; adaptation to high technology in production and management; rapidly adapting to the global digital transformation and artificial intelligence software suitable for the needs of the age; development of the vision of personnel open to joint cooperation with multinational companies and institutions; Following production technologies closely and training personnel who can use this equipment are the main issues that Dorce invests in human resources.

MSI Magazine: Speaking of experience, what kind of experience and background is behind this power?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Dorçe, in terms of its presence in the sector; It is one of the leading and first established companies in its sector. Our company meets the needs of end users with 38 years of experience.

Dorce is located in the center of the defense industry as it is located in Ankara. Thus The Turkish Armed Forces, NATO, military attachés and representatives of foreign missions, companies such as ASELSAN and Roketsan and technical teams of end users can regularly monitor the process at all stages of production. They can perform tests, make changes and develop projects in the factory.

Dorce exports to more than 60 countries in all geographies where severe climatic conditions are observed beyond the range of +50 to -50 degrees Celsius. At this point, we can talk about a serious logistics and project delivery capability. The experience of doing business in different geographies makes Dorçe a leading exporter company in its sector today.

The reason why Dorce is one of the first companies to come to mind in defense industry projects in terms of project diversity and references is the projects it has successfully completed so far and the work completion experience documents it provides within the scope of these experiences. Dorce is a global company that has successfully completed various projects for the world’s largest oil, gas, mining and renewable energy companies, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Africa, CIS and Siberia, Hospital projects in Venezuela; Labor camps in Malaysia; Housing projects in Australia and many more.

When we look at Dorce’s sectoral experience; we see projects that require large-scale and high production capacity such as 42,000-man  worker cities in Abu Dhabi, 100,000 refugee facilities on the Turkey-Syria border, 20.000 workers camp of a gas processing plant in Siberia. Dorce successfully completed these projects by racing against time.

MSI Magazine: Dorçe was founded in 1982. What was your first project for the armed forces, security forces, or the defense and aviation industry and when did you take it?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Since 1985, Dorce has delivered many prefabricated buildings to many end-users, especially the Turkish Armed Forces in various regions, and still continues to deliver.

Special Solutions for Special Needs.

MSI Magazine: Which projects would you like to highlight that you have completed in the defense and aviation sector so far?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Recently, we developed many special solutions as a result of the changing needs of end-users in line with the current threats and developments and the continuous increase of Dorçe’s competence. I would like to mention these within the scope of your question.

First of all, the project I want to highlight is the multi-purpose modular container systems on trailers. These module units designed as a mobile system that can work in the field; It is an integral part of practical, flexible, fast, and easy field solutions. We can install water tanks, solar (PV) panels and self-generating energy systems, heating-cooling systems, generators, and all kinds of special military equipment to the units in accordance with demand, and we can produce the units with any desired feature. In terms of the purpose of use, we can produce kitchen, dining hall, laundry, office, accommodation, infirmary, WC, shower, cold rooms, system rooms, integrated satellite communication systems, radar management systems, UAV Management offices, CCTV rooms, ammunition rooms. We can add features such as bulletproof. We produce each unit in a way that meet the relevant quality standards.

Another outstanding project of ours is aircraft hangars consisting of pre-engineered heavy steel buildings. For example, we have completed the F-16 aircraft hangar projects in Djibouti for the Japanese Armed Forces, which we undertook the design and construction work in a very short time with heavy steel structure systems.

Lastly, the project I want to highlight is the Life Support Camp project, an iconic project that has been completed on a turnkey basis in Iraq and has an important place in the field of the defense industry. In this project we delivered an integrated military base with the highest level of security measures compared with its peers, consisting of bullet-proof structures that provide protection against all kinds of mortars and air attack; security fence systems, steel protection structures on the building, special sandbags, Hesco barriers, t-walls, texas barriers, protection platforms, and security towers, security barriers, communication and security systems.

MSI Magazine: In which areas does Dorçe provide services and products to the armed forces and security forces?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Dorce’s product range for armed forces and security forces today is;

Aircraft, helicopter, ammunition hangars, various warehouses, modular military structures,
Field hospitals, emergency, border and military base areas, camp structures,
Military living containers, modular cabins with trailer (living, infirmary, WC-Shower), containers that can be transported by helicopter,
Manufactures prefabricated military wards, military lodgings, mainstream buildings, ammunition depots, military, and police training centers, military facilities resistant to the mortar attack, shooting ranges, and armored cabins.

We also complete the infrastructure of all projects we undertake with EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Contracting services or the reinforced concrete military projects that need to be completed with a completely conventional building system.

MSI Magazine: What difference make for these institutions the permanent products you provide such as Mobile Hospital for the armed forces and security forces? Why should the armed forces and security forces necessarily supply these solutions?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: In terms of capabilities; Full fledged mobile field hospitals with the latest technology completed by Dorçe provide all treatment and emergency response capabilities including endoscopy, x-ray, ultrasound, orthopedics and general surgery.

We design mobile field hospitals in accordance with the strategic and climatic conditions of the region to be used in terms of positioning and equipment. We produce it in a bullet-proof and explosion-proof design. These hospitals can also be equipped with alarm systems, heating-cooling systems, CCTV systems, safety and warning systems.

Mobile field hospitals can be set up quickly for both routine surgical services and emergency health care services. Mobile hospital modules provide a quality and safe working environment for military medical personnel in a very short time as in a normal health facility. The modules do not need a specially hardened floor. Dorçe integrated mobile field hospitals produced after serious R&D studies, are ready for use within 2 hours.

Mobile field hospitals can be transported by land, sea and air transport. The modules are supported by trailer solutions that make loading and unloading safe, providing the armed forces and security forces with the advantage of mobilization during operations.

Dorçe has been developing projects related to mobile field hospitals, which are an integral part of the military healthcare system in accordance with the demands of the Turkish Armed Forces, NATO and friendly and allied countries for more than 15 years.

MSI Magazine: What kind of support do you offer to the armed forces and security forces in the field? Have you provided field support in risky areas such as the operation field so far?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Due to the nature of our business, almost all of the projects we have completed for the defense industry take place are in risky areas such as the operation field. Dorçe’s motto is “The completion of projects that require speed and engineering under harshest conditions.” In other words, when we say “harshest conditions”, we are referring not only to the geographical conditions, but also to our construction organization capabilities at the operation sites in countries such as Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Sudan. For example, between 2002 and 2011, we completed the construction of military bases of NATO and the American Land Forces with a capacity of approximately 50,000 people in different fields in Iraq and Afghanistan, while the operations continued.

Export and Innovation Shape the Future

MSI Magazine: You also carry out many projects abroad. What is the export share in Dorçe’s turnover? What is the export share in the turnover you earn from the defense and aviation industry?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: DORCE is among Turkey’s top 500 exporting companies and the biggest exporter in its sector. The share of exports in Dorce’s turnover is around 90%. In this turnover, the place of the defense industry varies significantly depending on the demand and years. For example, projects such as pandemic hospitals and prefabricated module intensive care units have started to take an important place due to COVID-19. This year, we completed one of the world’s largest quarantine hospitals with a capacity of 4000 beds in Qatar. In 2019, with the facilities we have completed within the scope of LNG Projects, the defense industry projects we have completed for NATO and the Turkish Armed Forces came to the fore.

MSI Magazine: You do business with many countries around the world and each country has its own business environment. How do you handle this diversity? How does Dorçe manage to do business with so many different countries without any problems?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: Many dynamics lead to successfull completion of our project; global brand value, references and successfully completed projects, corporate reputation, adaptation to different cultures, culture of partnership with local companies, the active participation of our experts of the job, local subcontractors and suppliers into construction process. However, at the top of all these dynamics is the importance given to local workforce and local partnerships. When Dorçe receives a new project in a country, it provides serious training to include local workforce in the project, as required by local regulations.

MSI Magazine: Are there any new products you will release in the upcoming period? Are there any new services we will start to offer?

Selçuk YÜCESOY: We see Innovation in every project we work on. For this reason, it is necessary to underline Dorçe’s 38-year knowhow here. With the developing technology, new generation materials and construction technologies provide sustainable innovation.

As an example, I would like to mention the Helicopter Portable Containers (HPC), which we have recently completed with innovation and R&D investments for the defense and aviation industry. The assembly of HPC modules, which has been developed only by Dorçe in the sector until now, can be done easily in 2 hours by hand in any environment without the aid of any hand tool or equipment. HPC is designed to be easily transported to operation sites on Sikorsky helicopters and similar platforms. These containers; It can be used as a full-fledged clinic, WC-shower, care and rehabilitation centers, office and kitchen.

On behalf of our readers, we would like to thank Dorçe Business Development Manager Mehmet Selçuk Yücesoy for taking the time to answer our questions and provide information.

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Prefabricated Modular Steel Structures Offer Numerous Advantages For The Construction Industry

Can we listen to the story of DORCE, which is one of the strongest brands of both its birthplace and the global market with its production, export and international contracting activities?

DORCE is one of the leading and first established companies in the sector of prefabricated construction in Turkey. Our company, with 38 years of experience, complete the projects aimed at meeting all kinds of needs on turnkey basis including engineering, procurement, production, logistics, assembly, infrastructure and superstructure works, testing and commissioning with all our own engineers. We  stand out for the ability to operate in many different international regions with rapid mobilization under severe climatic conditions at same time. Today, DORCE’s factory, which operates with local and international quality standards, is Europe’s largest producer of light steel modular prefabricated buildings.

DORCE is the producer of Prefabricated Module Buildings, as well as the contractor who completes the turnkey construction of the products it produces, along with the logistics process. DORCE has proven itself in this field with both its manufacturer and contractor identity. Since DORÇE produces project-based turnkey solutions, has become a sought-after company with the motto “DORCE can where others cannot”..

The most important causes of why DORCE has the brand value in the Global market are the references after completed projects successfully, adaptation to different cultures, culture of partnership with local companies, ensuring the active participation of local subcontractors and suppliers of the construction process, the expert sent to the country where the project will be made from Turkey personnel and strong harmony between our Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Design, Purchasing, Production and Project Management Teams. We complete superstructures in all projects by exporting the International prefabricated modular steel construction elements produced in factories in Turkey. We are considered good industrialists and exporters company of Turkey.

How many countries does DORCE export to now? Which type of projects are you mainly preferred abroad?

Since its establishment, DORÇE has exported to more than 60 countries and has companies in 15 different countries. We export our products to 6 different countries even during the current pandemic period. We are preferred in foreign projects that require extensive organization, need to be done very quickly, simultaneously in different locations, or in challenging areas where we face material shortage. Worker Camps, Integrated Refugee Facilities, Military Camps and Military Bases, border camps, Schools, Dormitories, Hospitals, field hospitals, clinics, police stations, prisons, aircraft and helicopters in oil, gas and mining fields with a minimum capacity of 4,000 people and 100,000 people. hangars, ammunition depots, polygons, training centers, etc. These are the projects we mainly do as EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction). We are able to build steel armored bullet and mortar proof buildings that can be transported by air, and DORÇE is preferred for such special projects.

Can you give information about your recently completed, ongoing and upcoming projects? Which projects did you mainly take part in during the COVID-19 pandemic??

We have recently completed a quarantine hospital for 4,000 people in Qatar, military campuses for domestic and foreign defense ministries, and a 2,620-person accommodation facility in Kazakhstan. Currently we are working on Village Houses project for TOKİ (Housing Development Administration of Turkey), 9,500-person camp project in Mozambique, administrative building project for BP company in Georgia, domestic and foreign military projects, housing projects in Libya, 446 bed capacity hospital project continues in Iraq. Currently, Dorçe is the superstructure supplier for most of the newly built pandemic hospitals in Africa, the Middle East and South America.

What should we understand when it comes to prefabricated modular steel structure? Can you describe these structures in general terms from the material used to the method of construction?

When it comes to prefabricated modular steel structures, I think there is a confusion of concepts from the material used to the method of construction. Due to the technical terms I will try to explain the system in short lines as possible below. Internationally used terms and definitions express our business and our industry better. When we translate these terms into Turkish, sometimes  they may not be correct expressions. Therefore, I will explain prefabricated modular building systems with Turkish and English definitions.

Offsite Construction; It means manufacturing, planning, designing and assembling building elements in a different location than their final installed location in order to support the rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure. Such building elements can be prefabricated at a different location off site and transported to the site and then moved to their final location. Off-site construction is characterized by an integrated planning and supply chain optimization strategy.

Industrial Construction; is a building system that uses innovative techniques and processes and where structural components are manufactured in a factory then moved to the final location and assembled there. Industrial construction means that design and production processes are carried out by automation.

Prefabricated Structures; It is the practice of combining the components of a building in a factory or another production site and transporting all assemblies or sub-assemblies to the construction site where the structure will be placed. The term is used to distinguish this process from traditional construction method that takes place with the transfer of the main raw materials to the construction site.

Modular Structures; Completion of a building in a factory environment, ready-made, interior and exterior coating elements of the final connection lines such as sanitary and electrical installations, wall panels, roof, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, fully equipped with volumetric building modules that are shipped to the site. After the modules are transported to the field, they are ready to be used individually or in combination according to the intended use.

Modular buildings are a popular construction methodology in recent years, especially for education and healthcare structures such as hotels, schools and student dormitories. The main reasons for this are the particular benefit of the scale economy and reduced site construction time, which can be achieved with the production of many similarly sized modules. Broadly speaking, modular construction involves manufacturing the standardized components of a structure at an off-site factory and then assembling them on site. Terms such as “Off-Site Construction”, “Prefabrication” and “Modular Building” are used interchangeably. These terms cover a range of different approaches and systems, from single elements bonded together using standard connections and interfaces to fully furnished 3-dimensional volumetric units.

Volumetric Modular Structures; The success and appeal of volumetric module manufacturing lies in the repeatability of units and design. Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be connected together to create complete buildings without the need for an additional superstructure. They are put into operation before leaving the factory, thus minimizing non-conformities and ensuring high quality control. The units are then transported to the construction site and carefully placed in their positions on the prepared foundations.

Hybrid Prefabrication / Hybrit Based Prefabrication / Half-Volumetric Prefabrication; It consists of a mixture of volumetric or modular units and non-volumetric or panel system units. It may also contain traditional field-made items.

Hybrid structures generally use volumetric units for labor-intensive volumes such as kitchens and bathrooms (these units are also called “capsules or pods”), while the rest of the structure is built using a panel system.

Containerized Buildings; The term “containerized building” is often used to describe buildings created by using modules converted from freight containers used in shipping as building elements. However, volumetric modules produced in the factory in our country are also called ‘container buildings’.

Portable Structure / Portable Cabin; A demountable or portable building is a structure designed and built to be mobile rather than permanently placed. The smaller version of portable buildings are also known as portable cabins. Portable cabins are custom made prefabricated structures produced for various applications such as construction site office, security cabin, accommodation, warehouse, toilets. Portable cabins are an affordable alternative to traditional buildings and of course offer a flexible solution where temporary accommodation is required.

Flat Pack; It is the term given to units that provide transportation advantage by placing the walls and other elements forming the module obliquely between the ceiling and floor tiles. “Flat-Pack” units can be stacked on top of each other.

Pod / Capsule; The term pod or capsule is generally used for non-structural volumetric cabinets. They predominantly contain wet areas such as bathrooms, toilets and kitchens.

Light Gauge Steel Prefabricated Buildings / Building Systems; Light gauge steel building systems consist of structural frames produced using cold formed steel profiles. These frames or profiles can be used at all required points in a building, including load-bearing exterior and interior walls, non-load-bearing partition walls, floor beams, curtain walls, roof trusses and purlins.

Heavy Metal Prefabricated Buildings; They are modern construction products where the entire design is done in the factory and the building components are brought to the site as parts or sub-assembled and then fixed / assembled on site. It is generally preferred in structures where long span and height are important.

On the one hand, the increasing world population, on the other hand, the desire to live in longer-lasting, durable, comfortable and environmentally friendly buildings… In the face of this picture, does the construction with traditional building systems or the introduction of new models meet these demands?

Prefabricated building market will be positively affected and will grow significantly due to increase in infrastructure investments, developments in residential and commercial sectors, increasing middle-income population and rapid urbanization. Government-sponsored initiatives to provide affordable homes in a shorter time in developing countries will be another key factor influencing growth. In addition, due to the earthquake resistance of prefabricated buildings, it is likely to create demand from countries in the earthquake zone. The increasing awareness of environment and construction waste around the world has led especially developed countries to eco-friendly policies and green building concept. By using prefabricated modular buildings instead of traditional building systems, the production of prefabricated steel houses in modern architecture with new generation construction methods and materials we meet these demands.

What kind of advantages does the use of prefabricated modular steel structures provide? Construction method, time, cost, occupational health and worker safety, seasonal effect, environmental awareness, durability, etc. What kind of differences do we see in these structures in terms of elements?

While prefabricated modular steel structures meet energy efficiency principles at a high level, they also appear as sustainable structures. Prefabricated Modular building systems offer significant advantages through quality improvements as well as saving time and cost. Quality standards are high because the modules made in the factory are produced under controlled conditions before being transported to their location. If we list the numerous advantages of “prefabricated” steel structures for the construction industry today;

Lower Carbon Footprint – The Use of High Strength Structural Steels Reduces the Carbon Footprint: Prefabricated Modular Steel Buildings have a low carbon footprint due to reasons such as being pre-designed, construction in a shorter time and shorter equipment operating times. All materials used are recyclable and create less waste.

Ultimate Green Material Steel and Recycling: There are two ways a building can be considered “green”. The first is the way the materials help with operating costs, and the second is how the used materials reduce the environmental impact. Steel is one of the only building materials that can be recycled many times at the end of use without losing their strength. Dorçe uses light gauge steel components for the construction of modular structures. The recyclability of steel and all other materials used reduces the need to release more waste after use, and reduces the need for extraction for raw materials.

Eco-friendly and Its Impact on Traffic: Another factor contributing to the sustainability of prefabricated modular steel buildings is that the majority of the prefabricated modular construction process is realized off-site. The negative impacts of the project on the environment and the site are significantly minimized. Thus, while the number of vehicles and heavy equipment needed in the field and their use decreases, gains such as less environmental pollution and increased occupational safety occur.

Earthquake Resistance: The steel system is an extremely resistant building system against earthquakes with its flexible structure, strength and lightness. Since prefabricated modular steel structures can be designed in accordance with the earthquake conditions of different regions, they perform better than other building systems when exposed to earthquakes. For these reasons, by improving the space perception of prefabricated modular steel structures in earthquake risk areas; Building with changes to be made in elements such as color, texture, material, light and shape should be considered as an option. As everyone says, destroyed buildings take lives, not earthquakes. While concrete buildings are collapsing during the earthquake, steel bends, deforms but does not break or collapse. Its collapse also means that the loss of life is reduced or even does not happen. After the earthquake, steel does not have to be demolished and rebuilt like reinforced concrete. It can be repaired and reused.

Shorter Construction Time: One of the most important advantages of prefabricated modular steel structures is that the construction can be completed in a shorter time than traditional construction methods. “What is Dorce doing?”, “What is Dorce’s greatest feature?” etc. Whenever they ask such questions, one of our answers is “We sell time”. Saving time, pre-planning production processes, eliminating adverse weather conditions that may occur in the field depending on the production carried out in the factory environment, and the production of different building elements or modules that make up the main building at the same time. Thus, the saving in time paves the way for rapid mobilization and undertaking of these projects in multiple projects in different geographies at the same time.

Financial Savings: Today, instead of traditional construction techniques, the use of prefabricated modular building elements is considered more advantageous than traditional construction buildings in terms of  , cost control, high labor costs in developed countries, economic life of prefabricated steel structures, maintenance costs, recycling features, etc.

Safety and Security: Prefabricated modular structures provide important advantages to us when evaluated in terms of occupational safety and worker safety. Due to the production carried out in closed production facilities, the risks of occupational safety accidents decrease significantly. Strict follow-up processes and HSE procedures that protect workers and employees against injuries and accidents are applied within the scope of all production and assembly processes carried out in the factory environment. Work and worker safety is extremely important in construction sites where traditional construction methods are applied, but workers can be exposed to changing weather and ground conditions for a long time.

Climate conditions: Prefabricated modular steel structures can be produced in accordance with all seasonal conditions with current technologies and new materials. The interior insulation materials used in the buildings are selected in accordance with the climatic conditions of the geography where the project is carried out. For example, prefabricated modular steel structures designed and produced by Dorçe are durable and sustainable structures from -50 degrees in Siberia to +50 degrees in Africa.

Consistent quality: Since the prefabricated building takes place in a controlled manufacturing environment and follows the specified standards, the sub-assemblies of the building will be constructed in a uniform quality. The structures built on site depend on varying skill levels and schedules of independent contractors. All of these contribute to the craftsmanship and overall quality of the given structure. In prefabrication, each sub-assembly is built by an experienced team in the factory after multiple quality checks throughout the entire process.

Less People On-Site: Prefabricated and Modular building systems require less people for on-site installation. This is because these building systems are only assembled on-site, components are fabricated at the factory and are designed to fit together easily and therefore require less labor.

Plug & Play: It is a unique modular building system that allows a building to be entirely completed in the factory environment from the production to the final assembly, and the final connection lines such as sanitary and electrical installations can be sent to any region as one or several ‘modules’. Each module is built and shipped to the site, fully equipped with interior and exterior cladding elements, wall panels, roof, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, lighting. After the modules are shipped to the field, they are ready for immediate use, either alone or combined, depending on the intended use.

Portable, demountable and rebuildable structures: Prefabricated Modular Steel and modular structures are produced in the factory environment and shipped to the field. They are building systems that allow the use by demounting and assembling for reuse in different locations after the assembly is completed and used for the required period of time.

In which countries are prefabricated modular systems most used? What is the prevalence of these systems in our country? From this point of view, I would like to ask, how much share do prefabricated steel modular structures have in the market?

Countries that use the Prefabricated Modular Buildings most by region;

Middle East and Africa,
North America (USA, Mexico and Canada),
South America (Brazil),
Europe, (Germany, England, Italy, France, Turkey)
Asia Pacific (China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, İndia, İndonesia and Australia)

The prefabricated building market is expected to grow by over 8% in the period 2020-2025. The global modular construction market size is projected to reach 106.22 billion USD by 2027. Market depth is high in developed countries such as the USA and Western European countries. At the same time, the prefabricated building industry is just beginning to form in emerging economies such as China and India. Leading international prefab manufacturing firms are likely to increase their presence to get more shares, especially in fast developing countries in Asia-Pacific and Latin America. There are many technology-based prefabricated modular building manufacturing companies across the USA, Japan, China and Europe. They are very successful in automation, engineering, trade and production.

While technological developments continue to transform all sectors, companies build their business models through digitalization. Can we learn about Dorçe Prefabrik’s investments and works in this field?

In order to increase the use of artificial intelligence programs that we have initiated in the company, we provide training to the personnel with video conferences, we plan to accelerate the information sharing between departments with artificial intelligence programs and to sell our products through digital platforms. While updating our existing ERP system with new advanced versions suitable for our era, we also install the BIM system. We also established a Digital Marketing Department, and we are doing our product promotions and business development almost entirely in digital environments.

With the increasing role of technology-based systems, how do you foresee the speed of digitalization that will change the future of the construction industry?

In this era of rapid technological developments and digitalization, many large companies in the construction sector are investigating how to apply digital developments to their firm structure. My foresight is that a construction sector integrated with artificial intelligence programs in project design, supply chain, logistics, product and quality management will increase the quality of work while working much more efficiently. Many companies that trade with each other in the world will integrate with each other through artificial intelligence programs and will shorten the project and business planning times.

How has the pandemic process reflected on your work in the domestic market and abroad? What are the problems created by the process?

During the pandemic period, the works of the construction companies exporting and continuing their projects abroad were delayed, stopped or partially continued. Among the reasons for these are quarantine practices, travel and customs restrictions, prolongation of logistics times, and rotational work of the staff at the ports. During the pandemic, as DORCE, due to the nature of our business, we took the necessary measures by taking action very quickly. Despite the travel restrictions, the management team in the fields where DORCE does business continued to work in the regions where they were assigned, and continued the continuity of our projects without interrupting the local workforce network. We obtained the COVID-19 Safe Production Certificate by complying with the local regulations for our head office, construction sites and production facilities. We continued our production processes without slowing down by closely following the changing economic conditions, increasing costs and new living conditions.

Your policies regarding female employment as one of Turkey’s leading female executives, and we want to know your share of female staff in employment.

In our country, the number of female managers at strategic and decision-making points in politics, bureaucracy and private sector is almost nonexistent. We have always given the opportunity to work at strategic points in DORCE, and we continue to give women with a good education, self-confidence, developed awareness of freedom and high energy. In this age where digitalization is developing rapidly, I believe that women who have been educated with a sense of responsibility from a very young age will make timely and correct decisions. We train and employ women who can reflect their emotional gaze, humanistic solution suggestions and strong communication skills to work as managers in DORCE’s decision-making mechanism. While our rate of female employment in white collar is 40%, it is unfortunately very low in blue collar.

What can we see in DORCE’s new era road map? Will your growth strategy take shape aggressively or in moderation?

While we describe this period as the age of digitalization and the age of breaking, we have become a generation living the era of uncertainty. Demand and technology are constantly changing. The pandemic made the situation even worse. Companies are experiencing loss of sales, loss of market share, and decrease in profitability. While it was enough to review our strategic plans once a year until a while ago, now we do it almost weekly and daily. Success depends on your ability to cope with adversity and adapt to circumstances in this environment. Working in high energy and harmony will provide an exit from these difficult conditions. We live in a period where the human element and leadership at all levels are more prominent than ever. We need to successfully play both individual and team games at the same time, and manage the day, week, month, year, medium and long term together. In such an environment, our growth strategy in DORÇE’s new era road map will be moderately shaped by the Digitalization Strategic Plan and its Implementation, which is the inevitable part of our era.

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“Turkey’s World Brand” in Modular Buildings Where Construction Evolves With Technology

DORCE, with production, export and international contracting operations, is one of Turkey’s strongest brands in the global market. Beside this, DORCE is one of the first established and leading companies in the prefabricated modular steel structures sector of Turkey. We, with 38 years of experience, complete our projects in many regions of the world under severe climatic conditions in the way we meet every need with our own engineers on turnkey basis; Engineering, procurement, production, logistics, assembly, infrastructure and superstructure works, testing and commissioning.

“At the point we have reached today, DORCE, with its factory complying with local and international quality standards, is Europe’s largest prefabricated modular buildings manufacturer. DORCE has become a sought company with the motto  “DORCE can where others cannot” in projects that require engineering, organization and speed capability with project-based turnkey solutions.

In all international projects superstructure is realized by exporting prefabricated modular steel structural elements which are produced in factories in Turkey. We have exported to more than 60 countries since the establishment and we have companies in 15 different countries. Even during the pandemic period, we export to 6 countries.

Prefabricated modular steel structures are preferred when it comes to cases such as earthquake and disaster areas, projects that need to be done very quickly, projects carried out simultaneously in different locations, or projects that require extensive organization in regions with impossibilities where we face material shortage. Residences, schools, dormitories, hospitals, field hospitals, clinics, police stations, prisons, living cities and workers camps in oil-gas & mining fields, integrated refugee facilities, military camps & bases, border camps, aircraft & helicopter hangars, ammunition depots, polygons and training centers are some of the projects completed with modular construction.

If we handle the subject within the scope of earthquake resistant urban planning and earthquake culture awareness; high-rise residences, dwellings, hotels etc. are made using Prefabricated Modular Steel produced by quality control in the factory and designed in accordance with the soil structure in developed countries due to the flexibility provided by steel during an earthquake.

In regions with high earthquake risk, detached houses are mostly built with prefabricated modular building systems. For example; More than 560,000 detached houses in California were completed with earthquake-resistant prefabricated modular building systems. After the earthquake in Elazig this year, TOKI (Housing Development Administration of Turkey) builds village houses with this system. DORCE took part in production and construction of these houses.

If we list some of the advantages of prefabricated modular steel structures for the construction industry; 

Earthquake Resistance: When prefabricated modular steel structures are designed in accordance with the soil structure of different regions, they bend, deform, but are difficult to collapse with their flexible and light structure during an earthquake. Therefore, by improving the space perception of prefabricated modular steel structures in earthquake risk areas; they should be evaluated as an alternative with changes such as color, texture, material, light and form.

Lower Carbon Footprint – The Use of High Strength Structural Steels Reduces the Carbon Footprint: Prefabricated Modular Steel Buildings have a low carbon footprint due to reasons such as being pre-designed, construction in a shorter time and shorter equipment operating times. All materials used are recyclable and create less waste.

Ultimate Green Material Steel and Recycling: There are two ways a building can be considered “green”. The first is the way the materials help with operating costs, and the second is how the used materials reduce the environmental impact. Steel is one of the only building materials that can be recycled many times at the end of use without losing their strength.

Eco-friendly and its Impact on Traffic: Another factor contributing to the sustainability of prefabricated modular steel buildings is that the majority of the prefabricated modular construction process is realized off-site. The negative impacts of the project on the environment and the site are significantly minimized. Thus, while the number of vehicles and heavy equipment needed in the field and their use decreases, gains such as less environmental pollution and increased occupational safety occur.

Shorter Construction Time: One of the most important advantages of prefabricated modular steel structures is that construction can be completed in a shorter time than traditional methods.

Safety and Security: Prefabricated modular structures provide important advantages when evaluated in terms of work and worker safety. Due to the production carried out in our production facilities, the risk of occupational accidents decreases significantly.

Climate Conditions: Prefabricated modular steel structures can be produced in accordance with all seasonal conditions with current technologies and new materials. The interior insulation materials used in the buildings are selected in accordance with the climatic conditions of the geography where the project is carried out. For example, prefabricated modular steel structures designed and produced by DORCE are durable and sustainable structures from -50 degrees in Siberia to +50 degrees in Africa.

Portable, demountable and rebuildable structures: Prefabricated Modular Steel and modular structures are produced in the factory environment and shipped to the field. They are building systems that allow the use by demounting and assembling for reuse in different locations after the assembly is completed and used for the required period of time.

Plug & Play: It is a building system that allows a building to be entirely completed in the factory environment from the production to the final assembly, and the final connection lines such as sanitary and electrical installations can be sent to any region as one or several ‘modules’. Each module is built and shipped to the site, fully equipped with interior and exterior cladding elements, wall panels, roof, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, lighting. After the modules are shipped to the field, they are ready for immediate use, either alone or combined, depending on the intended use.

Emergency Response After Disasters: DORCE made donations, aid and completed projects by actively participating in disaster management through institutions such as AFAD (Ministry Of Interior Disaster And Emergency Management), United Nations and JICA after many earthquakes such as the 1999 Marmara Earthquake, 2003 Iran Bam Earthquake, 2011 Van Earthquake and 2020 Elazig Earthquake.

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Dorce Design and Export Volumetric Modular Structures to 6 Continents

Today, we witness “convertible and eco-friendly” volumetric modular structures stand out in the construction sector, with new construction technologies, new construction methods and innovative materials, unlike traditional building systems.

Mobile life offers fast and practical solutions with modular structures to all the sudden and changing needs of people far away from their homes in the most severe climatic conditions. Stable architectural solutions used in built-in building systems have begun to be replaced seriously by modular building systems. Demand for modular building systems has been increasing day by day in many areas of our lives such as education, entertainment and health services and housing.

Also permanent and temporary accommodation and relocation, which occurred in extraordinary situations such as natural disasters, wars, mass displacement movements (immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers), caused the rapid spread of modular living structures, which are more flexible, fast and practical easy shelter methods.

If we classify modular building systems in general, it is possible to divide them into fixed modular structures and mobile modular structures. If we list the fixed structures in general, these are structures such as schools, hospitals, shopping malls, clinics, residences, administrative buildings, hotels and dormitories. In the class of mobile modular structures we can refer to caravans, modular containers, caravan-containers, temporary disaster housing, wagon-containers, refugee camps, worker camps, natural disaster camps, etc. The aforementioned buildings can be used for traditional shelter as well as temporary – modular accommodation in disaster and war zones; They are also used as temporary residences or permanent settlements in construction sites, oil & gas, mining and drilling sites and factories until the end of work.

Modular systems are used for structures that require speed and must be completed in harsh climatic and geographical conditions. These elements produced in a controlled manner in the factory are transported to the field in units and assembled here. The structures in the images are manufactured as “flat-pack” in the facility of Dorçe in Turkey and  then converted into Volumetric structure in the factory located in Kazakhstan. The volumetric structures created later are sent to the area where they will be used and form the modular main structure with the adjoining units. These types of building systems allow the rapid formation of larger interior volumes and larger structures by coming together of modules as volumetric structures. Dorçe’s Copper Mine Accommodation Facilities Project in Kazakhstan – Aktogay was completed with “volumetric” building systems in -40 degrees climate conditions.

The advantage of this method is that all conditions are under control since the production takes place in the factory environment. Thus, the quality of the produced material increases. Fire, sound and thermal insulation can be made as desired. In addition, this method saves time. Likewise, with this building system structures such as hospitals, shopping malls, schools, clinics, residences, administrative buildings, hotels, dormitories are made within the scope of modern and cultural designs.

Volumetric structures provide many advantages to people in today’s modern living spaces. Mobile structures offer practical solutions in accordance with the changing needs of people. The aforementioned structures are permanent or temporary structures that can be equipped with high-level technology, meet their own needs, even solve their sub-structural needs such as energy recovery and waste recycling. They are lightweight, easily assembled and disassembled or transported from one location to another.

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DORCE is the Leading Manufacturer of Prefab Modular Camp Construction

Prefab Modular construction is one of the most common types of pre-engineered houses / buildings today. It is based on the use of prefab made modules, in the construction of buildings. These modules are manufactured off site in factory conditions. Then, manufactured and completed modules are transported to site as flat packed or trans packed, accordingly to the project requirements, and fitted together to create the whole building structure.

Prefab modular construction has many advantages. Some of those advantages can be classified as;

1) The little assembly and construction time because modular construction takes significantly less time to build than on-site construction,

2)  Huge selection of building finishes from the inside and outside the building,

3) Modular buildings can be easily be disassembled and relocated to different sites. This significantly reduces the demand for raw materials and minimizes expended energy.

 

In many developing countries, the prefab modular construction technology is just beginning its active application, when in other countries such as UK, USA, Australia, Austria, Germany, China it has long been widespread. Why prefabricated modular construction is so beneficial and what can we expect from the development of modular construction?

The prospects for the development of the construction of prefabricated modular buildings in the world, today, are very extensive: already now in the field of modular housing construction they use the highest-strength material for the frame, the construction of walls, and the technology itself undergoes gradual modernization year after year. The durability and service life of buildings made of light gauge steel structures in the conditions of modern construction technologies reaches fifty years. Thanks to a whole range of advantages, in the context of the pandemic and consequent economic crisis, prefab modular construction has not decreased, but also increased several times.

When construction is conducted outside the urban life, mostly in remote and challenging areas, the problem of long-term placement of workers and employees often arises. The technology of prefab modular construction of buildings has also found an effective solution here – the placement of a large number of people on the territory of the construction site ( it can be sites of projects of oil & gas, mining, petrochemical complexes, pipeline sectors) is easily carried out in temporary prefab modular accommodation buildings based on light gauge steel structures or containerized modular buildings. Those buildings can be easily assembled and disassembled into modules, which makes it easier to move to another sites. In some cases, those accommodation units do not need a foundation, and its coating can be designed to be resistant to any weather conditions and retains heat at any time of the year. Prefab Modular construction, for more than fifty years, have been the most productive solution, especially when it is necessary to quickly erect a convenient temporary accommodation.

DORCE Prefabricated Building & Construction Inc., is one of the leading manufacturing company in the world specialized on prefab modular construction with its contracting services that encompass design & architectural planning, engineering, procurement, production, logistics, delivery, assembly, infrastructure, civil works, testing & commissioning.

Dorce is known for its ability to mobilize quickly and work in harsh and extreme conditions. It owns one of the largest prefabricated steel manufacturing facilities in the world. Manufacturing facility of DORCE has 100.000 m2 total area (55.000 m2 workshop area) and operates in accordance with local and international quality standards located in Ankara, Turkey.

Prefabricated Modular Camp has been constructed for ‘Amur Gas Processing Plant’ accommodates more than 17.000 workers, which is located at Svobodny city, in the Amur district of the Russian Federation.

The projects have been delivered as design & supply and the turnkey facility includes prefab dormitories, clinic, canteen, kitchen and dining hall, laundry, gymnasium, recreation, mess hall, warehouses, workshop and buildings for firefighting and other site utilities.

Camps for workers provide all conditions for organizing a decent life away from home at temperature of -50 ℃. Prefabricated modular buildings and prefabricated panelised steel buildings meet high standards of safety, placement and environment.

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Rising Star of The Contracting Sector: Modular Buildings

The coronavirus epidemic spread rapidly all over the world and affected our lives in a very short time. This fact has led to some changes and innovations in many sectors. When we examine it on a sectoral basis, “prefabricated modular buildings”, which have been in the position of “trend topic” and widely used in many parts of the world for many years, turned into the shining star of the contracting / construction sector throughout the pandemic process.

In today’s world, many criteria such as high costs, the rapid assembly of ready-made building elements on site, eco-friendly and convertible structures, cost control, time saving, high labour costs of traditional construction methods in developed countries and challenging geographies where access to raw materials is difficult make prefabricated (pre-manufactured) modular building systems stand out rather than traditional construction techniques.

The market share of “Prefabricated Modular Buildings” is expected to reach 19.3 billion dollars in 2024 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2019 to 2024.

In addition, with the traditional construction methods coming to a halt due to the Covid-19 outbreak, prefabricated modular building systems are also preferred within the framework of the following facts;

  • In modular building systems, interaction on sites is much less comparing to worker interaction in traditional project sites, since only the assembly teams work on the sites. In addition, another advantage of modular building system is minimizing the Covid-19 risks thanks to the distant and controlled production carried out at the factory environment.
  • As the epidemic is brought under control, although social distance measures are beginning to be gradually lifted by institutions such as state authorities & governmental bodies, relevant ministries that give construction decisions and approvals, private and public companies, etc. large crowds of people will not be allowed for a long time.
  • Pre-manufacturing projects can be prepared for the production of building modules. When the construction activities return to normal after the coronavirus epidemic, the production and assembly of the previously prepared modules in a shorter time makes it possible to compensate for the lost time.

When it comes to prefabricated modular structures, the first to come in mind are generally single or double-storey portable cabins, single-type containers used as worker accommodation facilities on construction sites, earthquake units, emergency units in mass displacement movements, etc.,  buildings that are established after natural disasters and emergencies and have the simplest equipment to meet the current needs or villas designed as private property with panelised system. In developing countries with rapid urbanization and developed countries such as England, Australia, Canada and USA, modular building systems are used in many sectors. Prefabricated modular buildings can be used as multi-storey buildings with developing technologies, such as hospitals, shopping malls, social and luxury residences, administrative buildings, hotels, dormitories, schools, clinics, etc.

Last year, two residential projects consisting of two 40-storey (approximately 140 meters high) towers in Singapore were built with 1,900 prefabricated modular systems. A large part of the project was produced off-site in Malaysia before the modules were placed, and then the modules were moved to the site and implemented according to a sequencing program designed to form the structure. Thus, since 50% of the project is industrialized outside the site, time loss due to bad weather conditions is minimized. Each module is produced under quality control standards, and it is possible to check before delivery, and it has been observed that the loss at the site has been reduced by around 70% thanks to such processes and methods.

Thus, it would be correct to say that prefabricated modular structures, which can be manufactured and completed off-site, can offer solutions that can fully meet the expectations, from design to the production of final modules with each passing day.

Dorce is the one of the biggest player in the market with more than 40 years of experience, offers prefabricated light gauge steel modular and pre-engineered steel construction building systems that can be designed in accordance with versatile areas of use to meet all kinds of needs with its experienced Design, Engineering, R & D and Project management teams. Dorce exports itis products in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.

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Dorce builds ‘Turnkey’ Labour Accommodation Camps for Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Sector

Today, with its proven oil reserves, Kazakhstan is among the 15 leading countries of the world, possessing 3% of the world oil reserves. Oil and gas regions of Kazakhstan cover 62% of the country’s total land and 172 oil fields are being operated. The largest oil fields of Kazakhstan are located in Tengiz, Aktobe, Atyrau, Kashagan, Karachaganak, West Kazakhstan and Mangistau and one of the largest fields in the region is Tengiz with the initial recoverable reserves of 781.1 million tons.

As a registered company in Kazakhstan, Dorce Prefabricated Building & Construction Industry Trade Inc, have been doing business in Kazakhstan and executing turnkey general contracting projects, providing EPC ( Engineering Procurement Construction) services for customers in the oil and gas and the mining industry for more than 20 years.

Dorce Inc. has secured turnkey / EPC camp projects for Tengizchevroil field, KPO BV field and AGIP field and Dorce has worked as general contractor in Shagyrly Shomyshty Gas Field, located in Mangistau region.  Dorce recently have made an appearance as the main contractor of the compressor field for the Caspian Gas project.

With the support of its enormous experinces in Kazakhstan, Dorce has developed a local content with its local supplier chain, local workforce and Dorce contiunes to contribute to economy of Kazakhstan in Oil & Gas sector.

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Dorce has developed airportable modular units with different usage areas

The importance and recognition of prefabricated building systems in the global market is increasing rapidly with the increasing technology and developing production systems. Dorçe carries out needs-based productions with its high production capacity, fast supply processes and logistics and assembly services for the most remote and challenging areas.

Dorçe has exclusively developed “turnkey” -transportable military camps, shelter and living spaces with helicopter in accordance with the defense industry needs. Dorçe, which allocates a serious budget to R&D (Research and Development) activities for such exclusive projects, also has a highly specialized and experienced department in its field. The R&D team forms “research and development” and “design” centers together with special units consisting of more than 70 architects, engineers, technicians and technical drawing experts working within the company. Specialized departments develop their design works using many software such as Autodesk Revit, Tekla Structures, Sap 2000 and ETAP.

The HTK (Container that can be transported by Air / Helicopter) in the images has appeared as a result of an important R&D process. Produced in 3 packages in total, HTK, was produced in a way that it can be assembled easily by hand in any environment without aid of any hand tools or equipment. 2 people can easily complete the assembly in as little as 2 hours.

These products are designed to be easily transported on air, land and sea platforms. Each unit consists of 3 packages and each package is around 300 kg. Each package can also be designed according to dimensions that can be transported by a helicopter or pickup truck. For this reason, these units developed on the basis of the defense industry, as well as oil, gas and mine exploration camps, are shipped as emergency settlement units in order to provide emergency health, shelter and food services in rural areas after natural disasters such as earthquakes, tusunami, floods all over the world.

Significant R&D and design activities have been carried out in order to ensure the use and diversity of the product, these units, as shown in the pictures below, include accommodation units (where 8 people can accommodate comfortably with folding tables and chairs), clinic (full-fledged), WC-shower (for 8 persons) are used as care and rehabilitation centers, offices and kitchens. In addition to these, special chimney and stove systems have been developed for units used in military operations in some tough geographical conditions. Step-by-step instruction manual in English and in other required languages is provided for each unit In order to complete manual assembly easily.

It is well known that prefabricated buildings can be much faster and less costly than conventional building systems. However, the HTK modules forementioned here, unlike all known prefabricated building systems and other systems, stand out in 3 aspects. The first is that it is extremely portable, the second is that it can be assembled with the help of the user manual only, and the third is that it can create a large integrated settlement area in a short time like 2 hours.

The units are equipped with alarm, heating-cooling systems, CCTV systems, security and warning systems and rapidly shipped to Africa, the Middle East, South America, Asia and Europe. These units can be transported by helicopter and can be assembled manually in any environment without aid of any hand tools or equipment and can be designed to be bullet-proof, explosion-proof in accordance with demand thanks to Dorce’s own engineering units.

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DORCE continues to offer many different solutions for the defence industry

Dorçe is the largest manufacturer of Europe on light gauge steel prefabricated structures. On the other hand, Dorce is one of the biggest 250 general contractor companies in the world according to ENR (Engineering News Record) rankings for the past 8 years.

DORCE with a combination of experience in the last two leading sectors, carries out the delivery of infrastructure, superstructure and technical equipment included turnkey military and defense projects.

Modular military structures manufactured by Dorçe, in the largest factory of Europe and the Middle East located in Ankara; includes structures such as field hospitals, emergency, border and military base areas, camp structures, military living containers, modular cabins with trailers (living, infirmary, WC-Shower), prefabricated military wards, military lodgings, regular buildings, ammunition depots, aircraft hangars, military and police training centers, containers etc that can be transported by helicopter.

In addition to military camps, Dorçe has completed projects such as fully-fledged mobile field hospitals, emergency aid units, laboratories, operating room and intensive care units, including all necessary health units and working systems.

Modular military structures are suitable for the strategic and climatic conditions of the target area; they can be manufactured in a bullet-proof, explosion-proof design and equipped with alarm, heating-cooling systems, CCTV systems, safety and warning systems.

Recently, the Air / Helicopter Containers (HTK), designed and produced by Dorçe, can be carried with helicopter and easily assembled manually in any environment, without aid of any hand tools or equipment as a result of an important R&D process. 120 modular units are produced in 1 day and made ready for shipment.

Dorçe, with general contracting services it offers in its projects as well as its manufacturer identity for more than 30 years, has also carried out many projects in the field of military and defense industry in the African continent, which is home to one of the world’s most challenging geographies.

Dorce, produces and delivers not only modular buildings but also structures consisting of pre-produced heavy steel buildings for many regions of the world. Dorçe has undertaken the design and construction work for the Japanese army in Djibouti and has also solved the F-16 aircraft type Hangar project in a very short time with heavy steel structure systems.

As part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Dorce, which produces Modular Cabins with Trailer for the Ministry of National Defense, provides fast and easy assembly by bolting these and similar modular / containerized structures to the floor and roof chassis, which allows them to be transported as partially assembled packages or fully assembled modules.

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Dorce is one of the Leading Supplier of Mobile and Portable Structures All Around The World

Nowadays, we see that “changeable and transformable” features come to the fore in the construction sector as opposed to “static and permanent” concepts.

Workers’ living camps, portable living complexes and mobile life towns which can be disassembled, rebuilt and moved, with rapidly changing living conditions and technological developments, especially in industrial areas such as oil & gas fields, mining fields and construction sites are being built which we can call “mobile and portable life”.

Mobile life / buildings offer quick and practical solutions to all the sudden and changing needs of people in the most severe climatic conditions, far away from their homes. The stable architecture, which started with the transition to permanent settlement, has begun to gave place in many areas of our lives such as education, entertainment, health services to modular mobile units which are a part of the new life culture.

In addition, the temporary accommodation and relocation situation that occurred in extraordinary situations such as natural disasters, war, refugee crises caused the rapid spread of mobile temporary living spaces, which are more practical, flexible, faster and easier accommodation method.

If we classify the modular mobile structures in general, they can be used for traditional accommodation such as caravans, modular containers, caravan-containers, temporary disaster residences, wagon-containers, modular houses as well as temporary – portable shelter in disaster areas and war zones; They are also used as temporary residences or permanent settlements at construction sites, oil & gas, mining and drilling sites and factories until the end of the work.

The most important advantage of mobile structures is to meet the physical and mental needs of disaster victims, workers, workers or migrants-refugees at short notice.

Apart from this, modular building systems are not only used in emergency settlement areas. Mobile spaces considered versatile provide many advantages to people in today’s modern living spaces. Therefore, mobile structures offer practical solutions suitable for the changing needs of people. The aforementioned structures are light gauge, easily installed and disassembled or transported from one location to another. These portable structures that are equipped with high-level technology, do not depend on a fixed location, meet their own needs and even solve their sub-structural needs such as energy recovery and waste recycling.

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