UK, March 20, 2018.- Applications for mobile devices, smartphones and tablets are becoming more essential, both for professionals and consumers as part of everyday working habits. Doka, sensitive to the demands of construction professionals, has just released its first APP on the area of Augmented Reality (AR). This APP joins Doka Tools, another useful tool to support basic formwork requirements. Next, we explain the characteristics of these applications and how the new innovations can support construction professionals in the future.
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UK, March 8, 2018.- 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.
Continue reading 25 May 2018: the EU’s General Data Protection will come into force and radically change the rules on data protection within the UK
Doka UK, February 21, 2018.- Reports, trend analysis and construction studies are necessary references for business decision making by companies. For this reason, we wanted to spend some time looking at the latest information from Scape Group on the National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, which proves an interesting reflection on the part of its Executive Director, Mark Robinson.
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Doka UK, February 14, 2018.- 2017 was a rollercoaster year for the construction industry and its workers, but will 2018 have more uncertainties for English construction companies? It has been predicted that the sector is struggling, but is climbing out of a recession thanks to a surge in the construction on new homes. In this article we take a further look into the economy, with reference to reports from sources such as The Guardian, ukconstructionmedia.co.uk, Select International, amongst others.
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Doka UK, February 2, 2018.- The adoption of emerging technologies by the construction sector will follow a different path for each company. In some cases, virtual reality glasses are very useful for the design of a building, but perhaps it is less useful for construction workers. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a topic which we have discussed in several blog articles, can be a technological advance applicable to many construction activities. Drones can also be an easy device to enter the construction industry, both for their costs and for their easy handling. Due to innovations like these along with the progressive digitalisation, we are now going to take a closer look into various new technologies which offer new solutions to the industry.
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Doka UK, January 22, 2018.- Skyscrapers are one of the most suggestive constructions. Authentic challenges for engineering, execution and safety always attract the attention of construction professionals. A 200-meter skyscraper seemed a significant culmination a few years ago. However, there are already projects that multiply this figure by five. Something unimaginable in the twentieth century, but by the year 2045 some commentators are expecting the first mile-high skyscraper, a dream, a utopia, we’ll see. In the construction of skyscrapers, you need competitive solutions to make them a reality. And in this, Doka has much to contribute after decades of innovation. In this article we take a look into the tall buildings of 2017, reviewed by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
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UK, December 18, 2017.- Before we look into detail around the UK employment situation in the construction industry, we will go through an examination of employment sector as a whole. We review a recent article published by the BBC.
Continue reading History and evolution of employment in the UK, as of March 29, 2019
UK, December 11, 2017.- Building Design & Construction Magazine have published a report for industry professionals on the landmark 21 storey scheme, New Era Square. In this article, we take a look into Doka’s formwork solutions, including their new slab panel system Dokadek 30 and multi-functional Xclimb60 protection screens.
The first phases in Sheffield’s £65 million Chinatown development, New Era Square, are well under way now and due to finish in early 2018. When complete, the landmark 21 storey scheme will consist of five blocks containing student accommodation, food and drinking outlets, an exhibition and conference centre, office space and shops.
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How does interconnection affect the construction industry?
UK, December 4, 2017.- 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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UK, November 22, 2017.- The UK construction industry recorded growth rates in the first half of 2017, but now as the industry seems to be slowing, what are we to expect in 2018?. In this article we highlight multiple market priorities in the sector which have been expressed in recent months and explore in detail, reports from Construction News and The Telegraph with topics ranging from investment in infrastructure to diversity and gender equality in this dynamic market.
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