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

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

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

Keys to Management under the prism of reinvention at the minute

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.

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  commences the second paragraph of this letter to the UK and the EU published on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage (mofa.go.com) and published in September 2016,  this letter is still relevant today as all the stated uncertainties remain.  

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.

The full 4D build animation of “22 Bishopsgate”: One of London’s tallest new skyscrapers

Crazy ideas, no, technological revolution in the construction industry. We can foresee for real a new era in construction, design and planning put together in 4d virtual reality for massive efficiency improvements.

Has the Welfare State died in the Blockchain era and the cryptocurrencies/ digital currencies?

Climate change can be denied, but it is clear that the climate has changed in the last 50 years. The death of the Welfare State can be denied, but the population pyramid has changed drastically. And technology, added to finances, looks for new ways to guarantee our level of purchase and the future of pensions.

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

UK: March 29, 2019, 13.00h GMT

You will agree with me on this assessment: “The British exit of the European Union is the most significant economic demerger between major economies since the Second World War and much about the forthcoming process of transitioning out of the EU has no precedent. But we know already that both the UK and the EU will be significantly changed by what is about to unfold”.  

The fourth industrial revolution should end the wage gap between men and women

In the 21st century, in the fourth industrial revolution, the internet of things, there are still old problems that require modern solutions. For example. The wage gap between men and women has a very current reference to the report published on the subject on the BBC.

Should CEOs be actively involved in big business today?

In the face of major events in major cities and western countries, citizens are seeking arguments. Public authorities, experts, politicians, and ultimately, people to rely on. Within these groups, business leaders are a voice to take into account, because they are involved only in the big issues of today. CEOs can influence opinion trends and must analyze their role.

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:

Apple: Building the first global company from a pirate flag

The technological sector is not one of the economic sectors in which I have professional experience. Rather the construction sector and logistics. However, I have followed Apple’s entrepreneurial trajectory because of its particular birth, growth, decline and resurrection.

#UK: Where We Come From and Where We Go

The uncertainty generated by the negotiation of Brexit with the European Union has led to numerous studies, reports, assessments and projections on what will actually happen to the British economy, and in particular the construction sector in which I currently develop (Doka UK and Doka Ireland). For these reasons, I have had the opportunity to read the following analysis of Reuters and I think it may be interesting for professionals in any economic sector

#Jobs of the #future travel with great speed to the present

The first industrial revolution came about thanks to the steam engine. It happened to him the second revolution derived from the electrical energy. The third industrial revolution came with the computer age. And we are already living the fourth industrial revolution, 4.0, with the digital transformation of economic processes. This present looks like the future drawn a few years ago. However, it seems to accelerate, for example, in labor material. In the next decade, several professional profiles may disappear by robots or computer logarithms. Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, anticipated

#michaelporter: I listen to him, read him and he is one of my first influencers

Dr. Porter’s initial training was in aerospace engineering at Princeton University. He then earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard’s Department of Economics. His research approach—applying economic theory to complex systemic problems—reflects these multidisciplinary foundations. In 2000, Harvard Business School and Harvard University jointly established the Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness to provide a home for his research.

In the era of the Internet of Things, IoT, the best security is to disconnect the Internet and remove the battery?

Can they invade our privacy with a smartphone off and with a TV off?. It seems that we do believe the latest papers published by Wikileaks on the procedures of the CIA. Smart devices appear to use the battery to emit data, even if they are not turned on. That’s why I wonder if in the era of implementing internet in all the objectives of our personal and professional lives the best way to guarantee our privacy is to turn off the Internet … and now … remove the battery from the mobile. And this can not always be done, because on many smartphones and laptops the battery is soldered to the motherboard.

#Internet: Universal Public Service or Private Service of the great technologies

The fourth industrial revolution is one of the greatest transformations of the human being, without a doubt. That’s what they’ll see in 50 or 100 years. But there are some rhetorical questions that we need answers today.

The most important thing in business is to achieve sustainable growth and patience

The immediacy of information every day, connected in real time to numerous sources, networks, forums …. prevents us look at really interesting documents. Business concern us, they worry and keep our quest to find the latest keys.

Race madness in which business models of technological giants live

Obviously running a business corporation like Samsung is a work of great professional, very talented and the best resources. Surely, Samsung achieved in a few months will clean up their image and reputation, despite the high economic cost of this operation will involve.

Perhaps these crises can be avoided if the focus of your business model is placed on the customer, the consumer of your products and services.

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

The work is intelligent collaboration among professionals, not a competition with winners and losers

Professional management teams in business evolves. Maybe not so quickly that the technology but is tailored to the needs of each client. In this sense, I just read an interesting analysis of Margaret J.Wheatley happened to play here for their usefulness. I also recommend listening to the video Yves Morieux about the rules at work. I invite you to reflect and comment on your experience.

(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)