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New Ways of Package Projects for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Sme) in Germany/Neue wege im schlüsselfertigbau für kleine und mittelständische unternehmen

Medium: journal article
Language(s): Latvian
Published in: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, , n. 4, v. 7
Page(s): 294-303
DOI: 10.3846/13921525.2001.10531739

In Germany the building industry is in recession at the moment. Especially the SMEs have to adapt to different situation in order to survive. One possible strategy could be taken on orders as main contractors. This has until now been donne dominantely by large building enterprises. The author describes problems and chances which arise if the SMEs take on package projects. He develops a strategic idea that is based on intensive use of computers in all processes and on new forms of cooperation (partnering) that is less known in Germany. The author is convinced that in future the collaboration of partners will play a significant role in the construction of structures that are completely finished and ready for sale. After the improvement of the prototype and optimisation of the information system, the proposed model has a good potential in the field of small and medium business units. After the methodological knowledge and software blend into one product, a new solution will be received, viz the franchise. The integrated system of working with an interested contractor general, his subcontractors and, if necessary, the construction master, that includes training, software support, software test runs, elimination of conflicts and faults, etc. In the first projects the franchiser must provide the intermediator. The Institute of Collaboration of Construction Partners that earns its income from the sale of franchises may perform scientific improvement of methods and software; the Institute is also engaged in dealing with atypical problems, support of subcontractors and contractors in their search for new ideas, as well as in the promotion of its methods using public relations.

Copyright: © 2001 The Author(s). Published by VGTU Press.

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