Construction-process : fragmentation of integration ?

W. Tijhuis, G.J. Maas

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Abstract

Recent projects of contractors and project-developers are increasingly realized in an international scope. Also the Dutch construction industry becomes more active in Europe and other parts of the world, while companies from abroad become more active in the Dutch construction market. Although several Dutch companies had already activities and experiences in other parts of the world, several of these companies encountered specific problems when working in Germany. After falling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 it became clear there would be an enormous construction marktet, and also the other East-European countries became interesting. But it seems that the entering of the German market by Dutch contractors was and is still quite difficult. The research, described in this article, is part of a Ph.D project, which searches for possible backgrounds for differences between the Netherlands and Germany in the construction-management process. To get a more practical view on the research-area, there has been created a possibility for a partly-continuous investigation inside some contractors and project-developers in Germany, which are from Dutch origin. One specific case-study according the realization of two hotel-projects in Germany is being described shortly in this article. The comparison is being made by investigating theory and practical experience, mainly according problems in construction-management and working with people
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
JournalHeron
Volume41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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