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.

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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

Doka UK: Commercial Innovation of the Year, the great efficiency of the Prizes organized by specialized press in Construction

Prizes awarded by the specialized press of an economic sector have a great prestige and reputation. They usually have a jury formed by great professionals very demanding in the selection of the winners. The company I work in, Doka UK, has received the Commercial Innovation of Year Award from Construction News magazine. Great news for all managers and employees of Doka UK because it means great support for the new business strategy since the end of 2015. Construction News has published the reasons for the Doka UK Award:

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“Dron-Construction”

After reading this analysis Ferrovial, it will have to check whether the era of “Dron-Construction” is reckless or just stay in pilot phases without real and professional application. In any event, the smartphones we carry in your pocket today, there are already more technology than in the first space flight of NASA. It seems that, indeed, in the coming decades will all change and also in the field of construcccion.

Doka Campus – crowd-puller at bauma 2016

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries, the Doka Group has a high-performing distribution network which ensures that equipment and technical support are provided swiftly and professionally. An enterprise forming part of the Umdasch Group, the Doka Group employs a worldwide workforce of more than 6,000.

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Doka to form in a double star system

A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its cue from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in artful engineering from contractor and formwork supplier. The city of Garching located 15 km north of Munich is the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO). This is where a new planetarium and visitors centre reminiscent of a narrow double star system is under construction. In this concept, one star transfers its mass to the other. As a result, the heavier star explodes in the form of a Supernova. It briefly shines as brightly as all the lights of the entire milky way’s stars together.

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 … More