Construction Maeconomics Conference 2014

Proposal For the Initial Investigations on Construction Organisations integrated in Material Supply Companies in Germany

Malte Treckmann


One of the essential prerequisites for successful construction processes is the timely provision of high-quality construction materials. Usually the executing construction companies are supplied by specialised material suppliers. Some of these manufacturing companies resist the prevailing tendency in construction to outsource services, set-up their own construction teams and integrate them into their organisational structure. So far it is still unknown which type of companies are doing so, how they work and how they are organised. The following article approaches to review the theoretical background of this kind of integration, explanatory models are presented and a proposal for the initial investigation of these companies is shown.


Construction Supplier Organisations, Supply Chain, Vertical Integration