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

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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.

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)

Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

Doka: Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

UK, July 15, 2016.-   Ashley Simons of Doka reports: At three major London high-rise projects – No 1 Blackfriars, … More

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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.

Interesting real estate projects in Manchester

Manchester’s population has increased by 20% in recent years, and the fastest growing segment is the youth of 25-35 years. The economies of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham is expected to grow over the next five years than Paris, Berlin or Tokyo. Manchester also builds new real estate projects to consider. A summary of the information published by the newspaper Manchester Evening News on 10 May

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.

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