Experts say: the UK construction industry is heading for disaster

UK, August 7, 2017.- The construction sector, like all other economic sectors in the UK, wants to eliminate the greatest number of uncertainties. Press the mood of the professionals, follow the forecasts of the economy in general, the specific figures of each sector … everything to bring us closer to what can happen in the short term. For this reason, we bring here a letter published in the Financial Times, to encourage debate and reflection. Rudi Klein, head of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, vented his frustration in a letter to the Financial Times:

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DOKA UK: ‘A Unique Project Delivered with Partnership & Trust’

UK, August 4, 2017.- International chemical firm Sabic UK with support from Governments Regional Growth Fund have made strategic investment in upgrading its Teeside chemical facilities to become Europe’s most competitive storage facility and converter of US Shale gas and at the same time creating much needed construction jobs and safeguarding thousands more in the region.

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#Formwork fine-tuning by Doka for #construction of the new KTM museum

UK, July 21, 2017.-  High speed on two wheels. That’s what has made Upper Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM world-famous. But right now at company HQ in Mattighofen, the howl of high-revving motorbike engines is overlaid by the low growl of construction machinery. On a 9,500 m2 site, work on the new KTM museum is in progress and should be finished by the end of 2018. The formwork for the unusual, ellipsoid-shaped building is all by formwork specialist Doka. Good handling and a superb fair-faced concrete finish are the essentials.

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Winner: Doka UK Formwork Technologies – Doka Concremote

UK, July 16, 2017. – Construction News magazine has celebrated its annual awards one more year. Awards to different categories in the construction sector. We inform you that this year Doka UK has had the honor of receiving: Commercial Innovation of the Year. Here are the arguments of Construction News magazine:

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Will you trust your construction project to virtual reality?

UK, July 12, 2017. – Virtual reality technology will be in our hands sooner than originally planned. Technology giants, Google, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft are working to market virtual reality products and services for any market. And of course, for the creation and development of construction projects. Here, we recall a Construction Enquirer analysis of this technology.

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#Safety in the most efficient #construction with new hard hats

 

UK, June 28, 2017.- Construction safety is an unavoidable priority for the vast majority of companies in this sector. Any innovation in the equipment of the operator, during the development of the work, any new software tool, are always welcome. For this reason, today we want to report on some new hard hats, in the following Construction Enquirer information.  

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Increases financial pressure and material costs on UK construction

UK, June 26, 2017.- Construction Manager has just published detailed information about the results of the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) Construction Trade Survey. Below we make mention of this analysis and we would like to know if these figures coincide in your construction company. To do this you can explain your situation below in the comments section or in our Twitter account: @dokauk.

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5 things I learned from working to close the gender gap in my company

UK, June 18, 2017. Doka UK Social Media has already published information on the gender pay gap in the construction sector. Today we bring an interesting reflection from the World Economic Forum. We then reproduce it in full to give way to debate and knowledge.

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UK: Civil engineering grew at the fastest pace in just over a year

UK, June 13, 2017. The situation of the British economy, and in particular the construction sector, is of prime concern to us. For this reason, we have summarized the latest news published by Reuters below. Growth in Britain’s construction industry accelerated to a four-month high in April, adding to tentative signs that the economy might be recovering a little momentum after a lacklustre start to 2017. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.1 from 52.2 in March, against forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists for a slight fall.

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CBI: 50 years of influence in the construction sector of UK

UK, May 22, 2017.- Business organizations in the construction sector are influential entities that favor the free development of companies. Today we are going to make reference CBI, Confederation of British Industry with half a century of trajectory. We then publish the definition, services and benefits that CBI expresses on its website.

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