DORACO at the BEST Career Meeting 2019

On Wednesday, 22 May this year, at the Gdańsk University of Technology another edition of the BEST Career Meeting was held. It is a cycle of meetings of students with representatives of enterprises, aimed at integrating the academic milieu with business environment. Thus, DORACO had to be present at the event. It was represented by Radosław Preiss, a Member of the Management Board.

He prepared workshops referred to as “Prior to digging in the first spade i.e. how to have a full portfolio of building orders and how to build for 30 years with profit!” The subject matter of the workshops encompassed issues related to actions preceding commencement of construction of an investment as well as principles on functioning of individual organizational units of a company, based on personal professional experience of the lecturer.

Students of various majors of the Gdańsk University of Technology, inter alia, architecture, construction and management were listeners of the workshops. After having heard the lecture, they asked a number of questions to the lecturer, pertaining among others to functioning of the building company in evolving market conditions, rules of cooperation with subcontractors, tender selection criteria. They also questioned about the company’s expectations towards new staff members, what qualifications of students are most desirable from the perspective of an employer etc.

At the meeting, students could additionally benefit from talks and recruitment advice as well as file their CVs at the DORACO stand, run by Karolina Niedźwiecka, Eng.

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DORACO at the Building Job Fair in Warsaw

On Wednesday, 24 April this year, representatives of DORACO participated in the Building Job Fair at the Warsaw University of Technology. The event has already been organized for the ninth time by the Scientific Circle for Project Management in Building Industry and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology.

The Fair was attended by the biggest Polish construction companies. Therefore, we could not miss it! At the DORACO stand, students could get acquainted with projects executed by the company, talk about traineeships and internships as well as leave their CVs. We thank all that visited us and invite them to contact us further.


IAESTE Caseweek workshops are over!

On 11-12 April 2019, already for the 4th time students from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environment of the Gdańsk University of Technology constructed roofs under supervision of DORACO engineers. All this within the IAESTE Caseweek, all-Polish engineering workshops aimed at bringing the academic and business milieu closer and at enabling students of technical majors to use knowledge in practice, learnt during the educational process.

The workshops were attended by 4 teams of students that built roofs of halls based on their designs, drawn up according to DORACO’s guidelines. Afterwards, the prepared models were subject to load trials. Economic issues were of significance too i.e. the quantity of used materials and time.

The best outcome was achieved by a group composed of: Joanna Sulikowska, Patrycja Gratkowska, Karolina Górecka, Łukasz Barański, Patryk Dułak and Maciej Król. It is they that are invited by us to take part in internships at DORACO during which they will be able to perfect their expertise acquired during studies in practice.

We sincerely congratulate the winners and thank all for taking part in our workshops!

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Fields of Hope in DORACO

On Sunday, 7 April 2019, on the premises of DORACO gardens, an event within the action of the Fields of Hope in Pomerania was held. Volunteers, with yellow jonquils in their hands, gathered funds for the benefit of Pomerania hospices. DORACO staff members along with families took part in the action again. As usual, we could count on athletes from GKS Kowale 2007/2008 who, together with coach Krzysztof Bartoszuk, were also among the volunteers.

DORACO team collected PLN 2,134.42 in total! We would like to warmly thank all for participation in this year’s fund-raising.

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DORACO has been awarded!

Last week abounded in awards for the company and its projects. DORACO Building Corporation was honoured with a title of an Eagle granted by Wprost 2019 weekly. It is a distinction awarded to companies and institutions which make a special contribution to development of the economy, region and country. Awarded entities should also be characterized by rising revenues and profitability as well as by fair play in business. In the Pomerania Voivodeship, the competition jury comprising Wprost journalists, economists and Bisnode economic information agency selected nearly 30 Wprost Eagles.

Two Warsaw DORACO investments were awarded as well. In the prestigious sector-specific competition: TOP BUILDER 2019, DORACO received statuettes for completion of the Marszałkowska Centre and CEDET. The competition jury awards products and construction solutions of the highest quality with a statuette as well as projects within which modern architectural, construction, material and technological solutions have been applied. The prizes were collected by Radosław Preiss, Member of DORACO Management Board.

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Contract for construction of the City Stadium and the Children and Youth Training Centre signed!

A contract for construction of the City Stadium and the Children and Youth Training Centre was signed in Szczecin on 8 March 2019. Documents were initialled by the Mayor of the City and representatives of the contractor i.e. DORACO and PBG companies.

The investment shall include construction and equipping of the Children and Youth Training Centre i.e. a building along with a complex of six pitches (including three with hybrid surface and one built-up, so-called “balloon”), construction of four stands of the City Stadium and surrounding infrastructure i.e. car-parks, access roads and pavements.

“We commence works within this project with satisfaction, said Karol Zduńczyk, the President of the Management Board of DORACO Construction Corporation, a project leader. “As a general contractor, special attention is paid by us to investments which are of service to a wide range of society and which contribute to development of the region. Construction of the City Stadium and the Children and Youth Training Centre is such a task in fact – we deeply believe that those who will visit this place will experience a lot of joy and emotions both during sports events and during cultural events as well as that amongst young sports adepts learning here will be future stars of the national team.”

A partner of the project, PBG SA Group, has unique references and experience related to construction of stadiums – it has built three stadiums for Euro 2012 which today are of great use to local communities and not only to fans and athletes but they also serve as a place for organization of numerous other events. The Stadium of Pogoń will be in a similar situation.

“PBG has enormous experience in leading works at stadiums, during tournaments. That was the case, for example, at the stadium in Poznań built from scratch in practice. Therefore, fans and athletes of Pogoń may be confident of games during the investment” said Jerzy Ciechanowski, the Plenipotentiary of the Management Board of PBG SA.

Pursuant to the signed contract, the investment is to last 36 months. Works at the construction site should come to an end in the first half-year of 2022.

The investment will cost PLN 364.4 million and the stadium itself – PLN 261.2 million.

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DORACO will complete a new Public Ferry Terminal in the Port of Gdynia

On 28 February 2019, the Management Board of DORACO Construction Corporation signed a contract with the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. to construct a new ferry terminal. The project entitled “Construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia” encompasses performance of a complex of works, including construction of a modern building of a ferry terminal with cubic capacity of 30 thousand m3, reconstruction of wharves approx. 600 metres long as well as construction of yards and car-parks with total size of 65 thousand m2. Apart from this, DORACO shall construct a railway connection between wharves, reconstruct the existing road layouts and perform other infrastructural works.

The investment in the Port of Gdynia will make it easier to manoeuvre ferries and make it possible to handle a larger number of ferries and vessels with higher tonnage. It will be feasible to handle ferries with length coming to 240 m (currently, the Hell wharf – guarantees only 175 m) – the new location will enhance the process of manoeuvring ferries and will shorten the time of their stay in the port – the solutions applied will make handling of ships universal. Ferry harbouring operations (i.e. from the start of mooring to departure of a ferry) will not exceed 120 minutes.

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Topping out ceremony on a building of the Institute of Information Technology

The topping out ceremony on a building of the IT Institute of the University of Gdańsk was held on 1 March 2019. Apart from representatives of DORACO – a general contractor of the investment, it was attended by authorities of the University of Gdańsk and the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology of the University of Gdańsk, a partner of the project – Kainos Software Poland Sp. z o.o., academic community of the higher education school and invited guests.

Prof. Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała, a Rector of the University of Gdańsk and Prof. Piotr Bojarski, a Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology of the University of Gdańsk emphasized in their speeches the importance of the investment for development of the Pomeranian region.

“Construction of the modern building of the Institute of Information Technology of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology of the University of Gdańsk is a response to the huge needs of the labour market in the IT sector. Thanks to this investment, it is possible to lead a new field of studies at the University of Gdańsk – Information Technology with a practical profile. The investment is needed by all means and I am convinced that our graduates will be sought-after specialists ,” said Rector of the University of Gdańsk Prof. Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała.

Prof. Tomasz Dzido, the Director of the Institute of Information Technology, emphasized the unique character of the new field of studies – Information Technology with a practical profile which was set up in cooperation with employers and within which a considerable part of classes will be conducted by specialists from companies in Trójmiasto. They will be full-time BSc studies and recruitment will be activated already in June 2019.

Karol Zduńczyk, the President of DORACO Construction Corporation, said about progress of the investment and reminded the symbolic meaning of the topping out ceremony as a fortunate omen for the investor and the contractor.

Finalization of the investment is planned in the second half-year of 2019.

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