American infrastructure upgrade involves an investment of $ 2 trillion, or $ 4.5 trillion according to engineers?

US, November 6, 2019.- The office of the President of the United States has published an interesting report on the health of the infrastructure of the United States and its improvements. Thanks to this White House initiative, we know a detailed diagnosis of our infrastructure deficits and the necessary investment to correct them. I reproduce below for your interest.Before, I remember the disagreement between the investment figures. According to CNBC, President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have even agreed on a price tag of $ 2 trillion – although the American Society of Civil Engineers puts it closer to $ 4.5 trillion. However, talks have stalled.

SuperDek: Fast, safe and simple handset drop head slab system

Behind an innovation in the construction sector there is always a lot of talent, many engineers, architects, computer developers, many professionals. Today I want to talk about an innovation that Doka USA has launched in Maryland with great success. I refer to SuperDek, which is synonymous with greater productivity, with less labor and greater security. I have to sincerely congratulate all the Doka professionals who have made the launch of SuperDek possible. And the first tribute to a great innovation is that it is known throughout the world.

Central Park Tower: Above the rooftops of Manhattan Doka forms the world’s tallest residential building

NY, September 1, 2019.- I have a tremendous illusion with the completion of this project, The Central Park Tower, next…

Proposals, keys and solutions to improve the infrastructures of the United States

The infrastructures of the United States is an issue that interests us all, the construction companies and professionals, the public and private developers, and of course, each of the taxpayers. For this reason, I have selected the approaches (opinion) of three media outlets to check what is the salute of the infrastructures of the United States: Bloomberg, CNBC and Cincinnati.

New services of the American Concrete Institute: ACI 562-19 and new APP ACI Certification Verify

The technical information about the Concrete has always interested me. Knowing its origin, its foundation in day-to-day work and its objectives. That’s why today I bring two advances from the American Concrete Institute. ACI 562-19 and new APP ACI Certification Verify. I hope your reading is useful.

What are the best answers that the CEO has to give to face the digital revolution in his company?

The PWC Consultant has published its “22nd Annual Global CEO Survey”. An already traditional study that helps to understand the context and the ways of acting of each CEO in each multinational. A reading to look at the macro and micro figures. Its main conclusions are this year.

If a chef feeds millions of people after hurricanes and officials after the closure of the Government is an act of corporate social responsibility?

José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. We have expanded globally and have developed into a group of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty.

Today, World Central Kitchen uses the expertise of its Chef Network to empower people to be part of the solution, with a focus on health, education, jobs, and social enterprise.

Doka. We’re forming America’s Infrastructure

the construction sector is one of the most rewarding fields one can choose. As the new CEO of Doka USA, it is a great honour to lead the fantastic team of experts we have, all of whom are ready to serve you. Although I am new to the United States, I have served Doka since 2010, having held leadership positions managing Portugal/Spain, as well as the UK/Ireland. Seeing the amazing plans that come in our offices across the United States for the challenging projects our customers work on is simply exciting. Great organizations are made up of great people and our vision at Doka is to be your preferred supplier. Key to achieving this goal is ensuring that Doka is a great place to work and we continue sustainable growth to meet your needs. As our teams grow, so does our continual re-commitment to learning from our customers and responding to your needs. I encourage you to share your ideas with all of us today!.

US Construction Spending Up Strong 1 Percent in January

U.S. construction spending rose a solid 1 percent in February, led by a strong gain in spending on government projects, which hit an all-time high. The February increase followed an even larger 2.5 percent gain in January and a slight.0.2 percent rise in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. The gains pushed total construction to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.32 trillion, the highest level since May.

Job Opportunities in Construction: Is Doka USA the right fit for you?

The construction sector is one of the most rewarding fields one can possibly imagine to work in and with Doka a solid option for career development. When adding to the Doka family, we look for talented, hardworking individuals who want more than a job, but who are passionate about what they do and who aim to contribute their best to a dedicated team that creates results.Don’t see a position listed for you, but are interested in joining our team? Simply send us an email & your resume to employment@doka.com

HR: The keys to adapt to changes in the workplace during the coming years

The human capital of companies must also prepare for the next changes in communication, leadership, technological adaptation, culture of improvement. In the following report from Fast Company magazine we can find some answers and reflections.

The heart of Malta: How to resurrect a beauty of Nature?

Nature is impossible to imitate by human beings. We can only honor it. Create and build reflections. The Architect Svetozar Andreev, in collaboration with Elena Britanishskaya, has resurrected a beauty of Nature. It is best to read and observe the whole story with your own words, photographs and video:

Bridge reengineering in Los Angeles: New design, anti-seismic measures, and new solutions for citizens

NY, December 4, 2018.-  Large civil engineering works are one of my passions within the construction industry. A great country…

Great people, great professionals: From Doka UK to Doka USA

As from today, I am fully committed and will focus all my personal efforts and apply all my knowledge and business experience in growing Doka to the next stage together with the whole Doka USA team.

Case study high-rise event 2018: Understanding how to Build Higher, Faster & Safer

Client to client and listen carefully. Organizing a specialized seminar requires competent professionals, many hours of work, enthusiasm and the collaboration of the entire company. This is what happened with an event we held at Doka UK: “Case study high-rise event 2018: Understanding how to Build Higher, Faster & Safer”.

Architects / Engineers: The “Coastal Highway Route 39” Mega-project in Norway creates bridges and tunnels with innovative technological solutions

The route runs from Kristiansand in the south to Trondheim in the north, and is approximately 1100 km long. The route runs through six counties, and the cities of Stavanger, Bergen, Ålesund and Molde. Travel time today is around 21 hours, and road users need to use seven different ferry connections. The aim is to create an improved E39 without ferries, which will reduce travel time by half. The route will be almost 50 kilometres shorter.

The keys to the transformation of construction programs and heroes of innovation

UK, August 8, 2018.- Digital reading is synonymous with texts linked or enriched to other documentation. Thanks to this marvel I…

Is the protection of our personal data a lost battle?

The data is the new oil of the 21st century. And the personal data of each human being is the object of desire of private companies, public administrations and other interest groups.

The protection of our personal data is endangered, above all, by the technological giants and the social networks we carry on smartphones. That magical device, connected to the Internet, where we carry our whole life and that we can not despise.

Computer security experts say that a Smartphone is only safe when it is turned off. That is, a Smartphone, laptop, tablet or PC will never protect our personal data if they are connected to the Internet.

1,100-tonne segment of a 300-metre-long platform was hoisted 250-metres high to be fixed between two towers in Raffles City Chongqing

The big dreams, the impossible ideas, the utopia in the construction sector at the end are possible facts, realizable ideas. The big cities struggle to grow orderly in their buildings, in their mobility and for the benefit of citizens. For this reason, the autonomous and electric car industry will be a driver of big changes. But, engineers, architects, construction professionals always advance more than computer programs. I just read in The Guardian this curious architectural project in China and it seems to come from the future

The economy of each consumer threatened by the dynamics of the large economic blocks

The dynamics of the large economic blocs in the world are very sensitive to political decisions and the initiatives of corporate corporations, among other factors. Any modification affects our pocket, we pay more for some products, we raise direct taxes and indirect taxes, higher uncertainties in pension systems, etc. For example, if the United States moves towards the protectionism of its economy and raises tariffs on imports of products from different economic areas, it will affect our particular economy. If there is a trade war between the West and the East, it will affect our particular economy

UK Construction: the slump may be short lived, business expectations and hiring both picked up

Last month, an unusual Siberian weather system that British meteorologists dubbed “the Beast from the East” brought snow, strong winds and the coldest temperatures in several years to much of Britain and elsewhere in Europe. House building was little affected, but the storm clobbered other sectors, the survey showed

Keys to Management under the prism of reinvention at the minute

All knowledge of the world of human beings, we have to click away. Every second, every minute, every day we have the freedom to read, listen, see, share, comment on any historical event, any current event, any strategy, any business key. We have the immense fortune of having the key of knowledge in our pocket. We just have to worry about having Wi-Fi and enough battery. This historical stage is resolved in the talent of each human being, each woman and each man. An added value built from familiar knowledge, and the circles of people that surround us in student life, or in an early working life.

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  commences the second paragraph of this letter to the UK and the EU published on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage (mofa.go.com) and published in September 2016,  this letter is still relevant today as all the stated uncertainties remain.  

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: One of the longest bridges in the world will open on October 24, 2018

We see another example of the fact that the greatest challenges faced by the human being always have an engineering solution. Construction professionals respond to all the most incredible needs and dreams.

Looking for reliable data for the UK construction sector in 2018

I have the great fortune of being Managing Director of Doka UK and Doka Ireland. Doka is a multinational company specializing in formwork solutions for large infrastructures, for decades. For this reason, I need reliable information on trends and forecasts on the construction sector in the UK. And sometimes it’s not easy, because there are unforeseen variables, there are unexpected news that can change business prospects. Below I summarize the information that I was able to read in generic media, and specialized in construction. Perhaps the present has already passed, but perhaps we can find some light for the horizon of the coming months.

What´s the real influence of the World Economic Forum in Davos?

My conclusion is that the big meetings with political and business leaders, the great regional or world summits, are important and can point to trucks of solutions for complex problems. However, the big conclusions need to be built in each country, in each company and in each household.

The full 4D build animation of “22 Bishopsgate”: One of London’s tallest new skyscrapers

Crazy ideas, no, technological revolution in the construction industry. We can foresee for real a new era in construction, design and planning put together in 4d virtual reality for massive efficiency improvements.

Has the Welfare State died in the Blockchain era and the cryptocurrencies/ digital currencies?

Climate change can be denied, but it is clear that the climate has changed in the last 50 years. The death of the Welfare State can be denied, but the population pyramid has changed drastically. And technology, added to finances, looks for new ways to guarantee our level of purchase and the future of pensions.

New River Dee Crossing: Can a bridge generate £ 6 billion and 14,000 jobs for the local economy over the next 30 years?

Large engineering works, public infrastructure projects, civil constructions with great economic impact, are one of my passions since I joined DOKA (2011). On this occasion, I highlight a very important bridge, both for the data of its construction, and for the benefits it will bring to the municipalities of both shores in the next thirty years. To remember all the details well, I turn to the information that Daily Record has published. By the way, the time-lapse recorded in the video is a great demonstration of the great work of construction professionals. In short, bridges are the best communication channels, complementing the digital channels.  Next, the news of the Daily Record

UK: March 29, 2019, 13.00h GMT

You will agree with me on this assessment: “The British exit of the European Union is the most significant economic demerger between major economies since the Second World War and much about the forthcoming process of transitioning out of the EU has no precedent. But we know already that both the UK and the EU will be significantly changed by what is about to unfold”.