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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A new era for public transportation in Scotland: Forth Replacement Crossing 2017


Update on September 21, 2016,Construction Enquirer:

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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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

UK, 1st September 2016 –   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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