The route map of turkish international contracting services – lessons learnt and recommendations for the

Sakın, Aydın
International contracting services of the Turkish construction companies started at the beginning of 1970s have great importance on Turkish construction sector and Turkish economy. With increasing and decreasing annual amounts from 1970s to the present date due to several economic, political and social factors; international contracting services showed a tremendous increase compared to the 1972 level. In the 38-years period between 1972 and 2010, Turkish contractors completed a lot of projects in different countries with a great success. The success achieved in the past and today led the Turkish construction sector to expand its goals and to set quite ambitious figures as its future targets. Within this period from past to the present, in addition to the opportunities, Turkish companies also faced a lot of difficulties and problems; and gained a considerable experience from the lessons learnt from them. This study aims to investigate the lessons learnt as a result of opportunities and problems faced by the Turkish construction sector -that has serious and ambitious targets for the future. In the light of these lessons learnt, it is targeted to define what has to be done for retaining the current successful position of the sector and achieving its future goals.


A Study on the price escalation system in public construction contracts in Turkey
Ercan, Muhammed; Dikmen Toker, İrem; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat; Department of Civil Engineering (2017)
The construction industry has a major role in the development of Turkish economy. The construction sector contributes 6-8 % of the gross domestic product of Turkey. At the same time, public investments comprise an important portion in the Turkish construction sector. Medium to large construction projects generally take over a year for completion and cost of materials and labor that are used as resources in construction projects often increase during implementation of construction projects. On the other hand...
The Evaluation of construction projects realized with public private partnership model in Turkey
Ürel, Osman Can; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat; Dikmen Toker, İrem; Department of Civil Engineering (2015)
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly used in the public facilities and services provision with the growing economic development experienced in Turkey. However, there is an urge for more and better workable and efficient improved practices in future PPP projects. This research considers six types of common public projects in Turkey that are often delivered by the PPP method, including highway, airport, harbor & marina, custom facility & custom gate, industrial facility & urban infrastructure a...
Corruption and internal fraud in Turkish construction industry
Önder, Oytun; Gündüz, Murat; Department of Civil Engineering (2011)
The purpose of this thesis is to develop an understanding about internal fraud and corruption problem in Turkish construction industry. During the research, the reasons behind the internal fraud and corruption problem, types of internal fraud and prevention methods for internal fraud and corruption were investigated and various recommendations were developed. Moreover, fraud risk awareness questionnaire was implemented to understand the likelihood occurrence of internal fraud types in construction sector an...
Investigating the relationship between the recent investments on construction sector and some economic indicators of Turkey
Aydın, Aykut; Özdemir, Özlem; Department of Business Administration (2016)
Construction industry is believed to constitute a significant part of the economic development and there are quite noteworthy studies that analyze the relationship between construction industry investments and economic development. This study attempts to find out this causal relationship by using Toda and Yamamoto Augmented VAR model for Granger Non-causality. In addition, two separate models are used in order to detect the effects of specific construction activities such as residential, commercial and indu...
Exploration factors affecting the execution of international design projects
Fığlalı, Umut; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Architecture (2005)
Economic instabilities in our country over the past few decades and improvement in communication technologies, have encouraged Turkish construction firms to utilize business opportunities in foreign countries. However, working abroad brings with it certain risks and problems. The aim of this thesis were to define and clarify problematic factors during the design stages in international design projects (IDP), to collect relevant suggested solutions and to try and determine the sources of these factors. The s...
Citation Formats
A. Sakın, “The route map of turkish international contracting services – lessons learnt and recommendations for the,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.