Doka UK have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation of the Year category of the 2017 Construction News Awards for Concremote

UK, April 17, 2017.- Three months left to meet the winners of the prestigious The Construction News Awards (2017). Doka UK have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation of the Year category of the 2017 Construction News Awards for Concremote, making the shortlist from among a fantastic number of entrants.

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One of the largest infraestructure projects in Scotland

Scotland, April 12, 2017.- The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Scotland. It’s part of Transport Scotland’s commitment to improving travel in the north east. The new road will be 58km long and is expected to open in winter 2017/18. It will consist of four sections:

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#Construction: Ignoring digitization is a mistake

UK, April 6, 2017.- Roland Berger, Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure Competence Center, has produced the book Thinking: Digitization in the construction industry. Building Europe’s road to “Construction 4.0”. From the Blog Formwork of Doka UK we recommend to carefully read every analysis and graph of this in-depth study. Here we are only going to publish a synthesis that will lead you to read the entire Roland Berger report. For example the final conclusion:

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Dokadek 30 combines the advantages of a panel floor formwork system with those of Dokaflex floor-slab formwork

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Amazing engineering work: The Falkirk Wheel Archimedes and a Boat Lift

UK, March 14, 2017.- An engineer is the professional who find the optimal solution to any problem, any challenge. The author of the video we mentioned today describes this work as follows: The Falkirk Wheel sits between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the southern parts of Scotland, and it’s the world’s only rotating boat lift. And better to explain, it is worth watching the video:

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3D Printers in construction: Earrings of safety and regulatory standards

UK, March 7, 2017. – 3D printers are a technological breakthrough with a path of analysis to discover their effectiveness in different economic sectors. For example, in the construction industry. The Guardian newspaper has wondered if using a 3D printer in the construction of a bridge is safe, if allowed by the regulators. Reasonable doubts that we invite to answer with the reading of this information (Excerpt from The Guardian article):

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Diversity: The most successful work strategy, today, in companies

UK, February 24, 2017.- The BBC recently published an analysis of talent management in companies: “Why it’s important to be yourself at work”. His conclusion is that the most efficient work teams, in any company, are those who do not look at the nationality or cultural traits of managers and employees. Specifically, BBC says:

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The strength of the #english #economy

UK, February 24, 2017.- Britain’s economy likely expanded by 0.7 percent in the three months to January, quickening slightly from the fourth quarter, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Friday. Its estimate follows the publication of industrial output and trade data for December, which underlined the economy’s strong end to 2016. NIESR cited consumer spending and a pick-up in industrial production as the main drivers behind the economy.”Despite our estimates indicating a strong start of 2017, we expect economic growth to soften to 1.7 per cent this year as rising consumer price inflation weighs on consumer spending,” said Oriol Carreras, a research fellow at NIESR. NIESR’s prediction lies in the upper range of forecasts among economists polled by Reuters, but it is still less optimistic than the Bank of England’s expectation that the economy will grow 2 percent this year. A Reuters poll published last month showed that, on average, economists expect the rate of GDP growth to almost halve this year to 1.2 percent.

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