New Era for Doka in Sheffield’s Chinatown

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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The Profitability of Safety & Doka’s added value safety record in Construction

Doka UK 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. […]

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