UK, March 20, 2018.- Applications for mobile devices, smartphones and tablets are becoming more essential, both for professionals and consumers as part of everyday working habits. Doka, sensitive to the demands of construction professionals, has just released its first APP on the area of Augmented Reality (AR). This APP joins Doka Tools, another useful tool to support basic formwork requirements. Next, we explain the characteristics of these applications and how the new innovations can support construction professionals in the future.
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UK, March 8, 2018.- Data is the oil of our generation. The professional management of data will enter a new dimension as of May 28, therefore the construction sector in the UK must prepare itself for the new rules. For this reason, we explain some of the consequences for construction companies, according to the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition to this, we advance specific details of its management within companies and publish a quick guide from ICO, the data protection regulator in the UK, which may be useful to get ahead and comply with the new legal framework on data.
Continue reading 25 May 2018: the EU’s General Data Protection will come into force and radically change the rules on data protection within the UK
Doka UK, February 2, 2018.- The adoption of emerging technologies by the construction sector will follow a different path for each company. In some cases, virtual reality glasses are very useful for the design of a building, but perhaps it is less useful for construction workers. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a topic which we have discussed in several blog articles, can be a technological advance applicable to many construction activities. Drones can also be an easy device to enter the construction industry, both for their costs and for their easy handling. Due to innovations like these along with the progressive digitalisation, we are now going to take a closer look into various new technologies which offer new solutions to the industry.
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UK, December 11, 2017.- Building Design & Construction Magazine have published a report for industry professionals on the landmark 21 storey scheme, New Era Square. In this article, we take a look into Doka’s formwork solutions, including their new slab panel system Dokadek 30 and multi-functional Xclimb60 protection screens.
The first phases in Sheffield’s £65 million Chinatown development, New Era Square, are well under way now and due to finish in early 2018. When complete, the landmark 21 storey scheme will consist of five blocks containing student accommodation, food and drinking outlets, an exhibition and conference centre, office space and shops.
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UK, October 24, 2017.- Construction sites require quick and flexible connectivity even before the start of a project, yet many sites still struggle to get reliable broadband and phonelines. In this particular article, Countrywide Telecoms explore several options which a site agent can choose to employ into their site:
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UK, October 20, 2017.- We are living in one of the greatest disruptive transformations of human history: the digitalisation of personal and professional life. The internet of things, big data, smart data, artificial intelligence and analytics all require an efficient and competitive level of cybersecurity.
With the construction and manufacturing industries being strategically important parts of Western economic development, the construction publication, UK Construction Online, and Schneider Electric assimilates the great importance of cybersecurity and have published the following analysis:
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UK, September 11, 2017.- The speed of revolution 4.0 is the fastest of all times. The Internet connection to all the objects we work with every day will be more intense every year. Augmented reality and virtual reality are secured this year because smartphone makers have decided. These and other innovations will make possible the construction works without humans ?. This scenario has been raised by UK Construction On Line with this result:
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UK, August 4, 2017.- International chemical firm Sabic UK with support from Governments Regional Growth Fund have made strategic investment in upgrading its Teeside chemical facilities to become Europe’s most competitive storage facility and converter of US Shale gas and at the same time creating much needed construction jobs and safeguarding thousands more in the region.
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UK, July 12, 2017. – Virtual reality technology will be in our hands sooner than originally planned. Technology giants, Google, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft are working to market virtual reality products and services for any market. And of course, for the creation and development of construction projects. Here, we recall a Construction Enquirer analysis of this technology.
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UK, June 26, 2017.- Construction Manager has just published detailed information about the results of the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) Construction Trade Survey. Below we make mention of this analysis and we would like to know if these figures coincide in your construction company. To do this you can explain your situation below in the comments section or in our Twitter account: @dokauk.
Continue reading Increases financial pressure and material costs on UK construction