New Era for Doka in Sheffield’s Chinatown

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 “The Internet of Things” is Affecting the Construction Industry

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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Construction companies: What are your main priorities for 2018?

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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Construction makes up around 6 percent of British economic output

UK, November 15, 2017.- Structural analysis of the construction sector throughout the year of 2017 has described a complex reality. In this article, we review reports from Reuters and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to explore Britain’s current construction economy.

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The Best Connectivity Options for Construction in Industry 4.0

UK, October 24, 2017.- Construction sites require quick and flexible connectivity even before the start of a project, yet many sites still struggle to get reliable broadband and phonelines. In this particular article, Countrywide Telecoms explore several options which a site agent can choose to employ into their site: 

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Do you already have a cybersecurity protocol in your construction company?

UK, October 20, 2017.-  We are living in one of the greatest disruptive transformations of human history: the digitalisation of personal and professional life. The internet of things, big data, smart data, artificial intelligence and analytics all require an efficient and competitive level of cybersecurity.

With the construction and manufacturing industries being  strategically important parts of  Western economic development, the construction publication, UK Construction Online, and Schneider Electric assimilates the great importance of cybersecurity and have published the following analysis:

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How to make the #construction sector an attractive option for future generations in an uncertain market

UK, October 9, 2017.- The construction industry needs professionals and finding them has become an increasingly difficult trend in many Western countries. This is confirmed by a detailed report from the World Economic Forum, who also propose eight measures to make the construction sector an attractive option for future generations. In addition to this, we review the Guardian and Reuters data which highlights the current situation within the construction sector for comparison. Below is a summary of the analysis from the World Economic Forum.

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Doka informs pre-construction stakeholders how to “build higher, faster and safer” at the UK’s first seminar

UK, September 29, 2017.-  More than 45 high-level experts and specialists in High-Rise building construction participated in Doka Formwork’s first ever Understanding Seminar on How to Build Higher, Faster and Safer, which was held in central London during September.

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2017, and Doka is forming its 1,000th highrise

UK, September 19, 2017.– Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the highrise sector Doka has more than 40 years’ experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out its 1,000th highrise project. Right now, one of the projects is the Central Park Tower in New York, the world’s tallest residential building.

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2050: #Construction works without humans?

UK, September 11, 2017.- The speed of revolution 4.0 is the fastest of all times. The Internet connection to all the objects we work with every day will be more intense every year. Augmented reality and virtual reality are secured this year because smartphone makers have decided. These and other innovations will make possible the construction works without humans ?. This scenario has been raised by UK Construction On Line with this result:

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