25 May 2018: the EU’s General Data Protection will come into force and radically change the rules on data protection within the UK

Data is the oil of our generation. The professional management of data will enter a new dimension as of May 28, therefore the construction sector in the UK must prepare itself for the new rules. For this reason, we explain some of the consequences for construction companies, according to the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition to this, we advance specific details of its management within companies and publish a quick guide from ICO, the data protection regulator in the UK, which may be useful to get ahead and comply with the new legal framework on data. […]

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An Opportunity for public sector procurement reform with the National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework

Doka work with major partners on these civil and infrastructure projects in order to supply formwork and shoring solutions for the construction of bridges and tunnels, public facilities such as schools, hospital and transport hubs as well as power-generation facilities. As a specialist supplier of construction materials, we believe it is critical to ensure that there is an even and balanced environment to allow for all types and sizes of construction company to become involved and engaged in these larger nationwide framework agreements. At Doka, we would welcome the opportunity speak with companies which are looking to participate in the next round of framework agreement and to take the opportunity to share our thoughts on how our formwork and shoring services can integrate themselves into the earlier stages of your plans. […]

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The Digital Transformation of Construction

The Concremote system has also been used on multiple projects by concrete frame contractor AJ Morrisroe, who reported that the technology had allowed them to get involved at the preconstruction stage to influence designs – helping to provide more value engineering on projects as a result. Morrisore’s Project Engineer, Ahmad AL Hashimi stated “the system was a complete success without a doubt. For that reason, we have also been using the Concremote system for the next phase. This has enabled us to again achieve an optimised construction and concrete striking process and also maintain the real-time quality and safety assurances throughout the build.” […]

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How “The Internet of Things” is Affecting the Construction Industry

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. The IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other) and is transforming the construction industry. This includes everything from mobile phones to wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. This is also subject to components used on modern building sites, such as Doka’s innovative concrete monitoring sensor – Concremote, which plays a huge part in the IoT. The Balance’ takes a look into how the IoT is changing the construction industry in the 21st century with some practical examples. […]

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