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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UK, December 16, 2016.- In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40°C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise at the highest level in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and is setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system. The Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility is located on the Lower Churchill River in the province of Labrador. Once operational, it will power homes and businesses across the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The hydroelectric power plant consists of a generating plant, four turbines, a central dam and adjoining north and south dams. In the power house there are four power plant units, each of which has a 206 MW Kaplan turbine, an inlet, a half spiral and an intake manifold. A total of five spillways are being built to prevent flooding. The construction firm Astaldi Canada has selected Doka as its reliable partner for formwork. The client’s prerequisite for awarding the contract was 100% documentation, high-precision and zero-fault tolerance.
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UK, 15 november,2016.- We all love to know what will be the evolution of construction in all countries the world over the next fifteen years. This is what has been proposed Global Construction Summit with these interesting thoughts:
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UK, 13 october, 2016.- The construction industry worldwide has seen a series of cyclical trends and technology trends in UK whose implementation is still pending. Then we will explain the generic developments have seemed interesting for construction professionals:
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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 day as engineers come close to linking the deck sections at the north and south sides of the bridge. When the weight of a 750 tonnes bridge section is lifted the deck deflects by 4m giving the impression the two decks will not meet. Once work is complete on the project in June 2017, the new Queensferry Crossing will stretch 2.7km in length and will include three single column towers and approach viaducts. Galliford Try is part of the four-company consortium that includes Hochtief, Dragados, and American Bridge of Pittsburgh in the US building the main motorway bridge over the Firth of Forth under a £790m contract. The structure will become the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also by far the longest to feature cables which cross mid-span. This innovative design provides extra strength and stiffness, allowing the towers and the deck to be more slender and elegant.
Scotland, 8th September 2016 – Bridges connect communities, cultures and challenges, while facilitating the daily living together. Doka UK is actively participating in the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing. A spectacular bridge that will mean a whole new era for public transportation in Scotland. This new bridge sits along two other iconic bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Fowler & Baker muscular designed Rail bridge built in late 1880’s and the elegant and beautiful Forth Road Suspension bridge which opened in 1964.
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