Infrastructure Added Value
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Added value that works to your advantage

You will often have come across our projects already—on your way to work, say, when you drive along a modern, upgraded highway, when you check in at the airport, or when you go on vacation and our bridges and tunnels make your journey safer and faster. There is often HOCHTIEF know-how involved. We enjoy an outstanding international reputation.

We have bundled our competences regionally in highly-qualified units. To handle your project, we put teams together who offer exactly what you require and will accompany you to wherever you need us.

Our clients appreciate our professional approach and the special technical solutions we offer which may accelerate construction, or make projects more efficient or more sustainable.

For decades our construction experience has been flowing into the planning and logistics for new projects. Moreover, the quality and services of our partner companies are required to meet HOCHTIEF’s exacting standards.

Our risk management sets benchmarks that are far higher than the statutory norms. We are continuously improving our services. These are just a few of the aspects that give you security for your construction.

HOCHTIEF’s construction projects are persuasive both technically and in terms of cost-efficiency, and they are sustainable as well.

To ensure the efficient movement of traffic, HOCHTIEF undertakes transportation projects using state-of-the-art traffic control technology. This ensures the uninterrupted flow of traffic and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

As a specialist for upgrading port logistics, we enable the fast and cost-effective transshipment of goods, and pave the way for growth. In addition, we extend and renew rail networks. The basis for your success is our globally recognized planning and execution expertise.

In the energy sector too, HOCHTIEF is a highly respected player. We plan, build and modernize power plants of every kind. The construction of climate-friendly power plants is as much part of our core competences as is the construction, modernization and demolition of conventional power plants.

We already revolutionized the construction market over ten years ago with our partnership-based business models. We offer you a wide selection of special contract alternatives. For instance, we share any project risks with our clients just as fairly as the economic advantages that may accrue out of a shortened construction period. Transparency and openness enable further, alternative contract models.

From an early stage of play, we already provide you with budget, scheduling and quality security. The risk profile we produce for the project gives you a solid basis on which to make decisions. On the one hand, for example, we lower your construction costs where savings potential exists. On the other, we work with you to reduce the change order risk. Our integrated approach also often leads to lower operating costs. It is a win-win situation for both developer and client.

For many decades already, we have been showing our clients that, with our special technical suggestions, they can realize demanding projects within budget. In fact, by providing a choice of alternative construction methods, we often point up where savings potential exists.

The experts from HOCHTIEF offer you complex solutions from a single source: This begins with cross-border project preparation, continues with cost estimating and scheduling, through to designing the construction site and local support during execution. Our expertise, acquired from planning and implementing numerous large-scale infrastructure projects, flows into our technical planning and construction services.

Against this backdrop, we also stand apart from our competitors in terms of the special suggestions we make which are so valued by our clients. We are consistently able to present them with innovative processes that save time and money for both construction and subsequent operation.

We take responsibility for our employees and those of our partner companies. We wish to create optimal working conditions for them. One of our most important principles, therefore, is to guarantee the highest possible level of occupational health and safety. This is enshrined in the HOCHTIEF Code of Conduct and applies to all employees. Even when choosing subcontractors, we check whether they comply with statutory occupational health and safety and environmental protection requirements. Companies who do not meet our standards will not be considered for future orders.

HOCHTIEF quality is an institution for many of our clients. It encompasses transparency, efficiency, security, sustainability and structural quality.

We work with stable, trackable processes on the basis of an exacting management system. In order to continuously improve, we document our work, analyze workflows, and make the necessary adjustments. As part of this improvement process, tested and selected suggestions for changes are continuously added to our management system.

We also take our clients’ requirements into consideration in the sense of DIN ISO 14001, SCC, or their own quality management specifications. In this way, we work with them to systematically secure construction quality so that, ideally, defects do not arise in the first place.

Apart from that, we involve qualified partners in our projects early on; we standardize services and establish standards for subcontractor and supplier management. This also applies to HOCHTIEF’s Compliance rules. Subcontractors and suppliers are required to comply with our management system and are integrated into our project workflows.

HOCHTIEF spends a large portion of total Group income every year on the procurement of materials and services. All requirements relating to products and materials, workmanship, quality, service, schedules, and costs come together in procurement. They are enshrined in the contracts with suppliers and subcontractors. Procurement therefore plays a key role for the project execution. The efficiency and quality of processes are hugely important for the Group’s success.

At HOCHTIEF, the decentralized project business is of primary importance. Our procurement officers support the projects on the spot and thus form part of the individual project teams. Sharing knowledge and leveraging synergies – in procurement, we put great value to a well-functioning network. This way, we ensure the intensive penetration of regional, national and international markets.

Sustainability plays a vital role at HOCHTIEF and is firmly rooted in our strategy. This also extends to procurement, which is one of the six sustainability focus areas at HOCHTIEF.

The future of increasingly complex projects is called building information modeling (BIM)—a working method for planning and executing construction projects that is based on the networking of all parties involved in the construction. In future, there will be only few projects that are not realized with BIM. In the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands, BIM is already well on the way to becoming the standard for public-sector construction projects—because the advantages are obvious: Construction risks can be identified earlier with BIM, projects can be managed better if all parties involved are on a level playing field, and scheduling can be better controlled. As the modern way of working, BIM will ease both project management and collaboration during the operating phase.

HOCHTIEF is a pioneer of building information modeling and is excellently positioned with its BIM competence. We will be happy to create a customized BIM service package for you. Our BIM service spectrum ranges from 3D modeling to the linkage and provision of additional information (deadlines, costs, specification sheet). It covers the entire lifecycle of your real estate. In this way we jointly minimize risks, and you increase your competitiveness.


José Ignacio Legorburo