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 Continue reading UK Construction: the slump may be short lived, business expectations and hiring both picked up

Looking for reliable data for the UK construction sector in 2018

UK, February 14, 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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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

UK, September 19, 2016.- Headquartered in Venlo, Netherlands, since its foundation in 1979 the technology company B|A|S has concerned itself with researching and developing the materials used in the construction industry – particularly concrete. “For us this acquisition is a step forward in our business objective to meet the increasing demand not only for products but also for solutions in construction”, says Jens Günther, designated Chairman of the Executive Board. “That will necessitate a whole new approach to construction sites. And it will call current dogmas of the formwork industry into question, namely that innovation invariably has to mean more efficient formwork and nothing else.”

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

UK,  august 4, 2016.-  Automatic climbing formwork SKE plus. 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.

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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, Highpoint and White Collar Factory – concrete-frame construction firm Dunne Group is using a new smart technology and service to increase its on-site productivity and at the same time deliver a quality concrete structure.


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UK, June 9, 2016.- Ferrovial is one of the builders reference groups in Europe. In its Corporate Blog he has published an interesting analysis on the use of drone in construction. Its author is Jose Luis Sanchez Vargas, Head of Quality and Environment at the Department of Railways and Transport Ferrovial Agroman. He studied at the School of Engineering in Surveying, Geodesy and Cartography and the Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Master in Environmental Management from the University of Santiago de Compostela. 1st Pilot License RPA in Ferrovial.

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Interesting real estate projects in Manchester

Britain, May 17, 2016.- 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:

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