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

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

#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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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?

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

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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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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US Construction Spending Up Strong 1 Percent in January

NY, April 4, 2019.- U.S. construction spending rose a solid 1 percent in February, led by a strong gain in spending on government projects, which hit an all-time high. The February increase followed an even larger 2.5 percent gain in January and a slight.0.2 percent rise in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. The gains pushed total construction to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.32 trillion, the highest level since May.

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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?

Bridge reengineering in Los Angeles: New design, anti-seismic measures, and new solutions for citizens

NY, December 4, 2018.-  Large civil engineering works are one of my passions within the construction industry. A great country like the United States requires the most modern solutions for every need of the population. Communicating regions, crossing natural accidents, … Continue reading Bridge reengineering in Los Angeles: New design, anti-seismic measures, and new solutions for citizens