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.
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.
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:
Article on DOKA published in the magazine Concrete Frame Construction in November 2016. http://www.concrete.org.uk
UK, November 3, 2016.- Contemporary architecture is dominated by ever higher buildings and ever more complex geometries. The success of such projects depends to a large part on successful optimisation of the construction process. In the field of high-rise construction, the decision for the appropriate climbing system has a huge impact on time and cost. As a result, diligent operations scheduling is of crucial importance in order to find the optimal formwork solution. Factors such as cycle time, construction method, type of reinforcement and site equipment must be taken into account during the planning phase.
UK, October 20, 2016.- A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its form from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in engineering from contractor and formwork supplier.
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UK, 27 setember, 2016.- 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.
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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