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

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”

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

Technology, data and digital solutions, main keys for the construction sector

Construtech magazine has published detailed information on the trends that will star in the construction sector over the coming months. It will be difficult to get it right, but they point out that technology, data analysis and digital solutions, together with the aging of the workforce, will be decisive in construction. I highlight below a summary of the short-term future. And then I invite you to watch a video about the most ambitious projects that will be culminated in this exercise. Continue reading Technology, data and digital solutions, main keys for the construction sector

Doka leads the way with a variety of new solutions for ConExpo 2020

“We are excited to again be a part of ConExpo, a show that gives us a face-to-face opportunity to demonstrate #MoreThanFormwork solutions that are proven to speed productivity and increase safety on concrete jobsites across North America, “ says Michael Schaeffer, vice-president, Doka USA. “We have many new innovations this year that are changing the way concrete is formed to stay ahead of demanding construction schedules and we are thrilled to showcase them this March at the largest construction tradeshow, ConExpo.” Continue reading Doka leads the way with a variety of new solutions for ConExpo 2020

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

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

US, October 9, 2019.- 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.

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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 year 2020. The figures, photos and videos speak for themselves. Therefore, I invite you to enjoy them with me. The world’s tallest residential building, the Central Park Tower will top out at 472 metres. It is currently under construction in New York City. The method of construction is special and Doka’s automatic climbing platforms are the ideal solution, both fast and safe. The building is due for completion in 2020. 

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

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

NY, 06/10/2019.- 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.

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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.

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Doka. We’re forming America’s Infrastructure

NY, April 5, 2019.– Much has been reported about the state of infrastructure in the United States. With 40 percent of our bridges boasting more than 50 years in service, a recent report noted that almost 10% of bridges are labelled as structural deficient.

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

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

NY, February 11, 2019. – 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.

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

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

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 had the opportunity to know the great work done by the public initiative: Innovate UK. The first click landed on this video:

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Is the protection of our personal data a lost battle?

UK, July 10, 2018.- 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.

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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

UK, June 14, 2018.- 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:

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

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

Keys to Management under the prism of reinvention at the minute

UK, March 14, 2018.- 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.

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