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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IoT + Construction: Safer and more efficient civil works

UK, February 20, 2017. Today, the smartphone you carry in your pocket has more technology than the first space vehicle that came to the moon. Never before, the human being lived such a dizzying evolution thanks to the hardware, the software and the connection that unites them: Internet.

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BBC News: Last section of Queensferry Crossing lifted into place

UK, February 6, 2017.- Doka UK has participated in the construction of Queensferry Crossing, as we have been informed in successive articles in Formwork Forum. For this reason, today is a great time to read the following information that has been published by the BBC and we reproduce in its entirety:

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#Productivity: The Route to #Brexit Success (and Part Nº 2)

Synthesis from McKinsey & Company Discussion Paper

Read in this link the first part

UK, January 18, 2017.-The Productivity Leadership Group’s research identifies six areas in which companies can make productivity-enhancing improvements: digitisation, commercial excellence, talent management, planning for the future, leadership, and operational efficiency. Policy makers can play a part in encouraging better management by having a strong competition and consumer-protection regime, encouraging companies to export, reducing restrictions on imports, promoting the adoption of digital and other new technologies, and supporting training programmes for workers.

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