Looking for reliable data for the UK construction sector in 2018

UK, February 14, 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.

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Doka Group acquires Dutch technology specialists B|A|S

With this acquisition the company takes another big step toward Industry 4.0 and into the future of the international formwork group from Lower Austria

UK, September 19, 2016.- Headquartered in Venlo, Netherlands, since its foundation in 1979 the technology company B|A|S has concerned itself with researching and developing the materials used in the construction industry – particularly concrete. “For us this acquisition is a step forward in our business objective to meet the increasing demand not only for products but also for solutions in construction”, says Jens Günther, designated Chairman of the Executive Board. “That will necessitate a whole new approach to construction sites. And it will call current dogmas of the formwork industry into question, namely that innovation invariably has to mean more efficient formwork and nothing else.”

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(Video) Automatic Climbing Formwork SKE 100 on Gerald Desmond Bridge Pylon

UK,  august 4, 2016.-  Automatic climbing formwork SKE plus. The crane-independent climbing formwork for structures of any shape and height. For every type of structure, the modular design concept of the crane-independent Automatic climbing formwork SKE provides an economical solution for any type of structure, for steady progress irrespective of weather conditions and maximum safety for the entire construction crew.

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The future of computing according to the Economist

London, March 21, 2016.- A public following is an excerpt of the recent report published by the magazine “The Economist” on the next evolution of computing and information technology.

It is best to read the full analysis In 1971 the fastest car in the world was the Ferrari Daytona, capable of 280kph (174mph). The world’s talles buildings were New York’s twit towers, at 415 metres (1,362 feet). In November that year Intel launched the first commercial microprocesador chip, the 4004, containing 2,300 tiny transistores, each the size of a red blood cell.

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Doka Formwork at Hydroelectric Plant in Icy North

October 19, 2015, United Kingdom.- In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40°C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise at the highest level in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and is setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system.

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New professional challenge in Doka UK and Doka Ireland

September 15, 2015, United Kingdom.-    Luís Morral will take over the role as Managing Director of Doka UK and Doka Ireland effective from November 16, 2015. Luis will join Doka UK on the 15th September 2015 to familiarize himself with the business until Joe’s leave.

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