The Digital Transformation of Construction

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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Is the construction industry ready for skyscrapers above 600 metres?

Doka UK, January 22, 2018.-  Skyscrapers are one of the most suggestive constructions. Authentic challenges for engineering, execution and safety always attract the attention of construction professionals. A 200-meter skyscraper seemed a significant culmination a few years ago. However, there are already projects that multiply this figure by five. Something unimaginable in the twentieth century, but by the year 2045 some commentators are expecting the first mile-high skyscraper, a dream, a utopia, we’ll see. In the construction of skyscrapers, you need competitive solutions to make them a reality. And in thisDoka has much to contribute after decades of innovation. In this article we take a look into the tall buildings of 2017, reviewed by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

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New Era for Doka in Sheffield’s Chinatown

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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2017, and Doka is forming its 1,000th highrise

UK, September 19, 2017.– Every highrise is unique – as is the associated formwork solution. Competence is crucial for developing a custom formwork solution. In the highrise sector Doka has more than 40 years’ experience with self-climbing formwork. This year, the company will successfully carry out its 1,000th highrise project. Right now, one of the projects is the Central Park Tower in New York, the world’s tallest residential building.

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Sheffield’s own version of New York’s Times Square

UK, August 22, 2017.- The Latest Sheffiled’s Chinatown is a project with numerous interesting features for any construction professional. The development of the New Era in the roundabout of Bramall Lane has been explained by RCM Media in the following article.

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#Formwork fine-tuning by Doka for #construction of the new KTM museum

UK, July 21, 2017.-  High speed on two wheels. That’s what has made Upper Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM world-famous. But right now at company HQ in Mattighofen, the howl of high-revving motorbike engines is overlaid by the low growl of construction machinery. On a 9,500 m2 site, work on the new KTM museum is in progress and should be finished by the end of 2018. The formwork for the unusual, ellipsoid-shaped building is all by formwork specialist Doka. Good handling and a superb fair-faced concrete finish are the essentials.

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#Safety in the most efficient #construction with new hard hats


UK, June 28, 2017.- Construction safety is an unavoidable priority for the vast majority of companies in this sector. Any innovation in the equipment of the operator, during the development of the work, any new software tool, are always welcome. For this reason, today we want to report on some new hard hats, in the following Construction Enquirer information.  

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UK: Civil engineering grew at the fastest pace in just over a year

UK, June 13, 2017. The situation of the British economy, and in particular the construction sector, is of prime concern to us. For this reason, we have summarized the latest news published by Reuters below. Growth in Britain’s construction industry accelerated to a four-month high in April, adding to tentative signs that the economy might be recovering a little momentum after a lacklustre start to 2017. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.1 from 52.2 in March, against forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists for a slight fall.

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Doka Formwork Solutions: New Stadium of Tottenham Hotspur (latest news)

NEWS: May 10, 2017 Spurs get green light for stadium capacity increase

Full screenTottenham Hotspur new stadium Night image stadium exteriorThe capacity of Tottenham Hotspur’s new £800m stadium is to grow after an application to increase its size was accepted by Haringey Council.  The club’s initial planning application was for a 61,461-seater stadium but design changes to the roof and seating layout has meant that an extra 98 seats can be installed in the ground. After submitting an amended planning document to Haringey Council the changes have now been given the go-ahead by its planning officers.A club statement said: “Improved seating layout design has meant that we have been able to increase seating in several areas of the stadium. This will now see our official capacity rise to a total of 61,559.” According to Spurs, the biggest change will be in the stadium’s South stand, which under the new plans will be able to accommodate 17,500 spectators, an increase of 500 from original plans.

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2017: In search of the lost certainty

UK, December 20, 2016. – Summarizing 2016 in the construction sector in the United Kingdom is a complex activity. Each company has our opinion, our valuation over the last twelve months. For this reason, we have decided to go to a medium of communication, a market player with capacity for observation, information and share constructive analysis. Next, we publish the 2016 summary and what may happen in 2017, by Construction News. We would like your own opinion in this Forum Formwork:

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