17 APPS, Specialized in Construction, for Your Mobile Devices

UK, May 16, 2017.- Daily Reporter, as it has done since 2013, has published an interesting list with 17 applications (APPs) of construction, after a detailed survey. They are interesting because of the functionality of each APP and also because of the many comments they have made among construction professionals. No doubt, it is a reference guide and we take the opportunity to ask you if you work with other APPs, please indicate this in the comments section in this information:

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General elections next June 8 how they have been received by the #Construction?

UK, May 11, 2017.- As we read on www.constructionnews.co.uk the industry has reacted as follows to the next general election announced by Theresa May.

Theresa May announced that in the “national interest” of the people, a general election would be held on the 8th of June. According to the Prime Minister, this is the only way to “guarantee certainty and stability in the wake of Brexit.”But how are those in construction industry reacting to this news?. Well, according to Construction News, the economics director for the Construction Products Association stated that “in the short-term, it adds a little more uncertainty and speculation for the UK economy generally.”

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The ideal collaboration between design, client, project manager, contractor and subcontractor

UK, May 5, 2017.- Trimble MEP has developed the study: “BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What ?”. From DOKA UK make reference to Trimble MEP and thank them for their insight and contribution to advancing Construction. We briefly summarize the interesting content of this analysis in three sections and recommend its complete reading: 

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DOKA Formwork Components Now Available for Tekla Software from Trimble

UK, April 24, 2017.-  DOKA, one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing modern formwork systems, has published intelligent 3D components for some of their most popular wall and floor systems in Tekla Warehouse – online content and application ecosystem for Trimble’s Tekla Structures. This development enables Doka’s customers, contractors planning and pouring concrete, to utilize the Tekla Structures Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution to manage formwork information more easily and enable success on-site.

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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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