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 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

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

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.
(Blog Luís Morral)

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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 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