List of keys to find out if your company is thinking about firing you

Madrid, November 14, 2022.- The technological and social media giants have unceremoniously fired thousands of workers in the last few hours. A cold email is usually the exit door. However, in many multinationals, small and medium-sized companies, more subtle and cruel … Continue reading List of keys to find out if your company is thinking about firing you

Sustabinability is big business today and will be in the future

Madrid, July 5, 2022.- The industry, business culture and vision around sustainability and the circular economy gain importance. Companies of all sizes and turnover are interested in hiring professionals to help them create this initiative. Experts say that it is the … Continue reading Sustabinability is big business today and will be in the future

Why has the State of #California lost 353,000 inhabitants in the last two years?

California, May 16, 2022.- The Covid19 pandemic, the economic crisis, e-commerce and teleworking have transformed the labor market and the productivity of the vast majority of companies. But also in the United States there have been other labor trends that have … Continue reading Why has the State of #California lost 353,000 inhabitants in the last two years?

The care and management of our mental health is one of the keys for current and future generations

Madrid, April 19, 2022.-  In today’s world Mental Health is one of our main assets. We should take care and properly manage it in every home, company, institution, or group. I had previously published an article on this website about … Continue reading The care and management of our mental health is one of the keys for current and future generations

Technological trends in american construction: Major investment works in California

LA, March 15, 2022.- American construction companies are suffering not only from raw materials shortages but also from a severe lack of skilled workers.  The effects of the global Pandemic, already on their third year, and the instability of international trade are … Continue reading Technological trends in american construction: Major investment works in California

PNAS: “Economic progress is aided by longer supply chains and deeper networks”

Madrid, February 14, 2022.- PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, has published an analysis of the structure of production in the American economy, and how it affects its growth. Without a doubt, it … Continue reading PNAS: “Economic progress is aided by longer supply chains and deeper networks”

Does the mental health of your boss influence the results of your company?

Madrid, January 17, 2022.- The global Covid19 pandemic has upset the balance of our mental health. As reported by Sanitas (Spain’s largest & fastest growing medical insurance company) visits to the psychiatrist have multiplied by 22 in recent months. In this context, … Continue reading Does the mental health of your boss influence the results of your company?

BIM will surely be the main evolutionary change to be faced by construction in the years to come…

Madrid, January 7, 2022.-   Construction entrepreneurs and professionals who conceive construction projects know the advantages of BIM technology. This has been evidence for some years, although voices that indicate some nuances can also be found in digital construction forums: “BIM (building … Continue reading BIM will surely be the main evolutionary change to be faced by construction in the years to come…

The main legal procedures to open a construction company in California

Madrid, December 15, 2021.- The evolution of the construction sector in the United States showed a positive growth of 15,6% for this 2021. In the coming dates we will see if this figure is finally fulfilled, meanwhile, the specialized press in … Continue reading The main legal procedures to open a construction company in California

#COP26: Climate change will be solved by companies

Madrid, November 17, 2021.- The private initiative, multinationals, large companies, small and medium-sized companies are the decisive actors to commit to combat climate change. Of course, each of us, governments, solidarity organizations, environmental activists, etc. are also important actors. But the … Continue reading #COP26: Climate change will be solved by companies

Great News: Build California E-Cademy introduces young students to construction industry

Madrid, October 6, 2021.- The future of construction implies attracting young talents with great technological skills including any type of software (BIM) and hardware. For this reason, what I have just read in the magazine California Construction News is great news: … Continue reading Great News: Build California E-Cademy introduces young students to construction industry

The United States, the main country for Spanish construction companies / Estados Unidos el país de referencia para las constructoras españolas

Tutorial para vivir y trabajar en USA/ Guide to living and working in the USA Madrid, 15 de setiembre 2021.- Según la prensa económica española, Acciona logró adjudicarse su primer gran contrato de infraestructuras en Estados Unidos; un canal anti-inundaciones entre Dakota del … Continue reading The United States, the main country for Spanish construction companies / Estados Unidos el país de referencia para las constructoras españolas

La inversión pública en el sector de la construcción puede superar el 9% en 2022, tres puntos por encima de la previsión de crecimiento del PIB

Madrid, 3 de agosto del 2021.-  El sector de la construcción en España empezará a recuperar su ritmo en los próximos meses previo a 2020. Según ha publicado el portal inmobiliario idealista.com, las previsiones de la inversión en el ladrillo empiezan a … Continue reading La inversión pública en el sector de la construcción puede superar el 9% en 2022, tres puntos por encima de la previsión de crecimiento del PIB

California, the perfect example in large investments for the construction sector today and in the years to come

Sacramento, July 6, 2021.-   The Administration recognizes the important role that infrastructure investments make in promoting economic stimulus. While many capital projects were paused in 2020 due to fiscal uncertainties related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Plan demonstrates renewed commitment to … Continue reading California, the perfect example in large investments for the construction sector today and in the years to come

CECE: “Sales of concrete machinery on the European market went down by 20% in 2020 and performed within expectations against the backdrop of the pandemic”

Madrid, June 15, 2021.- CECE is the Committee for European Construction Equipment, and every year it publishes its report on the construction sector in the old continent. Your spokesperson is very clear. Riccardo Viaggi, CECE Secretary General: “The business sentiment that we gauge monthly … Continue reading CECE: “Sales of concrete machinery on the European market went down by 20% in 2020 and performed within expectations against the backdrop of the pandemic”

American construction companies receive with concern the new 2 trillion Infrastructure Plan

Madrid, May 10, 2021.- To get out of the current economic recession, it´s not only important to know what are the measures to take but also the right and effective way to carry them out. If a government announces an investment of … Continue reading American construction companies receive with concern the new 2 trillion Infrastructure Plan

KPMG Survey: CEOs estimate economic recovery from 2022

Madrid, April 12, 2021.- Citizens, companies, public and private organizations, governments, unions … we are all looking for an answer to the question: When does the economic recovery begin in the Post COVID-19?. KPMG has conducted a survey among an important group of … Continue reading KPMG Survey: CEOs estimate economic recovery from 2022

The negative consequences of the COVID-19 economic recession may last longer than the 2008 crisis

Madrid, March 16, 2021.- The 2008 global financial crisis lasted more than 10 years and fulfilled the characteristics of other crises of the past. The COVID-19 economic recession is unprecedented, unique, without antecedents, without manuals, without standard solutions. Therefore, its effects … Continue reading The negative consequences of the COVID-19 economic recession may last longer than the 2008 crisis

La fortaleza de la #economía frente a la ocupación del parlamento americano

“Al margen de vaivenes políticos, al margen de la preponderancia de corrientes populistas o extremistas en varios países occidentales…el sector privado de las economías desarrolladas será el que equilibre desajustes irracionales coyunturales. Sin duda, un aval y una garantía muy tranquilizadora … Continue reading La fortaleza de la #economía frente a la ocupación del parlamento americano

2021: The “new birth” of the 21st century

Madrid, December 17, 2020.-   It’s being said that the 21st century was born on the morning of  Tuesday 11th of September 2001 with the four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States. Today, 20 years after the attacks we might see that 2021 bring us a totally new 21st century. No-one and nothing including AI (Artificial Intelligence) knows when and how the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end but not soon.

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El mayor Tratado de Libre Comercio: Asia-Pacífico toma la delantera al resto del mundo

Madrid, 8 de diciembre del 2020.-    El capitalismo nunca duerme. A pesar de sufrir la mayor pandemia sanitaria y recesión mundial de los últimos 100 años, la región Asia Pacífico ha dado un golpe en la mesa para firmar el mayor … Continue reading El mayor Tratado de Libre Comercio: Asia-Pacífico toma la delantera al resto del mundo

#BestCEOs en tiempos difíciles: El talento directivo a partir de los 50 años, ¿excelencia o excedencia?

Por supuesto, dirigir empresas y tener más de 50 años no puede significar, en ningún caso, una excedencia o una jubilación anticipada. De hecho, en Europa las jubilaciones se están intentando retrasar por encima de los 65 años. Por lo tanto, un Directivo se encuentra en su mejor momento a partir de los 50 años. Continue reading #BestCEOs en tiempos difíciles: El talento directivo a partir de los 50 años, ¿excelencia o excedencia?

The Crossroads of Managing Compliance

Madrid, October 27, 2020.-  In the current difficult circumstances of today and for all companies operating in developed economies around the world, the management of compliance is experiencing a decisive development period which might become critical for their survival. The Covid19 pandemic still lacks a clear horizon of certainties, with no date for its eradication and its coexistence among human beings as just another virus.  

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Practical keys to organize the work of your employees in a global pandemic

Madrid, October 13, 2020.-  Nobody has the keys to get the optimal performance of the human capital of our companies today. We only have the “past”, the teachings of a previous time that has nothing to do with the present. Today is imprecise. And the future is unfeasible. We look for certainties and assurances in the experts in each matter. They are the ones who can make the least mistakes. I have read a diagnosis on the organization of work by Enrique Dans, a prestigious spanish technological expert, and these are his premises:

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#Teleworking is not working in the dining room of your house

NY, July 22, 2020.-  Companies must guarantee their full activity today under any circumstance. A global pandemic and a paralysis of the economy (supply and demand) are risks that we have suffered in recent months and we must prepare to save them. Teleworking is a valid option with all its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the type of company, according to the employment profile, according to the factors and objectives of productivity and profitability. No one has the perfect formula for today’s great uncertainty. For this reason, I invite you to read the following reflections and information to share the debate on the management of human capital, in person and remotely.

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Doka: The Longest Cable-Stay Bridge in the US Rises

US, June 8, 2020.-   Doka was brought on the job because of our experience and unique solutions. The challenge was to come up with a way to reuse the same formwork from pour to pour with continually changing geometry. The upper and lower pylons were very different shapes requiring two unique designs. The primary pylon structures have a unique geometry that narrows and angles at the same time. A reusable system was needed that would have minimal changes between pours. Doka worked with the customer to collaborate on the formwork designs, and ensuring that the final solution was exactly what was required.

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Bravo: Gates Foundation donates $ 250 million to fight #Covid19

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is a magnificent example of solidarity to study in Business Schools around the world. After creating one of the technology giants along with others like Google, Apple, IBM or Samsung, Bill Gates, along with his wife, have dedicated their lives to solidarity causes (climate change, gender equality, prioritizing talent over titles) academics, etc.) to make a better world. And surely they have succeeded. And you and I have benefited. This solidarity work led him to deliver a premonitory speech in 2015. Incredibly, Bill Gates advanced in this TED talk, the current pandemic Continue reading Bravo: Gates Foundation donates $ 250 million to fight #Covid19

“Everyone is a socialist in a pandemic”

This week a significant number of economic indicators and corporate earnings will be release in the US. In the meantime the number of paralyzed businesses and people filing unemployment in the US continue to grow, the House of Representatives has just approved the fourth bailout of 484 billion USD aimed to support small businesses and hospitals. Thousands of entrepreneurs in the United States, as in 185 other countries are paralyzed by Covid-19. Everyone expects the worst reports in decades. Continue reading “Everyone is a socialist in a pandemic”

Fight against Coronavirus: Health or Economy?

The health of citizens comes first, but just as important is the health of companies that will later hire them. That is, at the same time that all public administrations are focused on ending the Coronavirus, we should be thinking about designing the company tomorrow. Analyzing how to revive each economic sector, subsidies, training and innovation programs, how to implement the latest technological advances with greater speed, etc. In short, not to return to yesterday’s normality, but to return to a new world with a new economy and competitive companies, prepared to face any uncertainty. Continue reading Fight against Coronavirus: Health or Economy?

The organizers confirm the celebration of Conexpo: Guide of recommendations to make the most of this Fair

The Coronavirus will not prevent the celebration of Conexpo in Las Vegas, from March 10 to 14. This has been confirmed by the organizers of the largest construction event in the United States. This possibility existed because fairs, sports competitions, concerts and international meetings around the world have been canceled. However, Conexpo 2020 we can enjoy it, especially with all the news that Doka will present at its stand and that we explain in this Blog.
Conexpo is such a big fair that it requires a guide to get the best possible benefit. I have selected the one published by Construction Executive magazine and I hope you find it very useful. Continue reading The organizers confirm the celebration of Conexpo: Guide of recommendations to make the most of this Fair