This analysis provides an introduction to the maturity method for establishing in-place strength development of concrete during construction. The proper application of this simple procedure can result in savings by allowing construction operations to be performed safely at the earliest possible time. […]
What solutions need Construction after Brexit?
The construction sector in the UK need an urgent public investment strategy and a dynamic response of the private sector. So far, this analysis we will summarize the first results recorded by this sensitive market. […]
A new era for public transportation in Scotland: Forth Replacement Crossing 2017
Update on September 21, 2016, Construction Enquirer: Queensferry bridge sets record as longest free-standing cantilever Contractors building the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing have set a new record by creating the the longest free-standing cantilever in the world at 644m. The structure will become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. The bridge deck sections are edging closer and closer by […]
The Profitability of Safety & Doka’s added value safety record in Construction
Investing in safety is profitable and indeed necessary. Safety is one of the fundamental human needs. In 1943 Abraham Maslow published his thesis:‘A Theory of Human Motivation’. He stated in a hierarchy of the human needs: as we keep satisfying our basic needs, we, human beings, keep developing new needs and higher levels of desires. After 73 years, this philosophy is still valid and relevant today and applies to oneself or to a group or even a Construction project. In the first stage, primary human needs consist of breathing, eating, resting and having sex. Once these primary needs are satisfied, us human being start looking for new needs and the 2nd stage longs for safety. From Maslow’s perspective, safety involves physical, employment, material resources, morals, family, health and private property. There are three further stages; love and belonging, esteem and self-actualization. But let’s focus on safety. […]