Construction companies: What are your main priorities for 2018?

UK, November 22, 2017.- The UK construction industry recorded growth rates in the first half of 2017, but now as the industry seems to be slowing, what are we to expect in 2018?. In this article we highlight multiple market priorities in the sector which have been expressed in recent months and explore in detail, reports from Construction News and The Telegraph with topics ranging from investment in infrastructure to diversity and gender equality in this dynamic market.

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The Best Connectivity Options for Construction in Industry 4.0

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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How to make the #construction sector an attractive option for future generations in an uncertain market

UK, October 9, 2017.- The construction industry needs professionals and finding them has become an increasingly difficult trend in many Western countries. This is confirmed by a detailed report from the World Economic Forum, who also propose eight measures to make the construction sector an attractive option for future generations. In addition to this, we review the Guardian and Reuters data which highlights the current situation within the construction sector for comparison. Below is a summary of the analysis from the World Economic Forum.

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Doka informs pre-construction stakeholders how to “build higher, faster and safer” at the UK’s first seminar

UK, September 29, 2017.-  More than 45 high-level experts and specialists in High-Rise building construction participated in Doka Formwork’s first ever Understanding Seminar on How to Build Higher, Faster and Safer, which was held in central London during September.

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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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2050: #Construction works without humans?

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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Experts say: the UK construction industry is heading for disaster

UK, August 7, 2017.- The construction sector, like all other economic sectors in the UK, wants to eliminate the greatest number of uncertainties. Press the mood of the professionals, follow the forecasts of the economy in general, the specific figures of each sector … everything to bring us closer to what can happen in the short term. For this reason, we bring here a letter published in the Financial Times, to encourage debate and reflection. Rudi Klein, head of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, vented his frustration in a letter to the Financial Times:

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Will you trust your construction project to virtual reality?

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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#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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Increases financial pressure and material costs on UK construction

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.

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