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Al-Sudairi, A A and Al-Motairi, M S (2010) Multi objective land use allocation model using priority-based goal programming technique. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 61.

Anagnostopoulos, K P and Koulinas, G K (2010) A simulated annealing hyperheuristic for construction resource levelling. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 75.

Bologna, R and Nord, R D (2000) Effects of the law reforming public works contracts on the Italian building process. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 109–18.

Bremer, W and Kok, K (2000) The Dutch construction industry: a combination of competition and corporatism. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 98–108.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Dutch construction; research and development; training; public sector procurement; institutional change; risk; contractors; The Netherlands
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=uu68yffelhlmy0jh
  • Abstract:
    The development of the contracting system in the Dutch construction industry is presented in terms of the poldermodel of corporatist institutions. Although stiff competition exists between construction firms, corporatist arrangements have developed in The Netherlands to reduce high costs and risks to individual firms. The implications and benefits of these corporatist arrangements for research and development, employment, training and housing investment are assessed and concluded to provide well-balanced market competition and regulation while maintaining long-term needs. The relationships between the many parties in the construction process (clients, investors, contractors, suppliers, designers and regulatory authorities) are analysed. A particular area in which corporatist arrangements have predominated is in tendering for public works, where there is a tradition of price-ringing on the grounds that this reduces transaction costs and favours social solidarity. However, the European Commission has banned such arrangements on competition grounds. The Dutch construction industry's attempts to reform tendering arrangements on a more competitive basis, while retaining the valued aspects of the poldermodel are assessed.

Campagnac, E (2000) The contracting system in the French construction industry: actors and institutions. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 131–40.

Loosemore, M, Phua, F, Dunn, K and Ozguc, U (2010) Operatives’ experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 88.

Lu, S-L and Sexton, M (2010) Career journeys and turning points of senior female managers in small construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 39.

McGuffin, A A and Obonyo, E (2010) Enhancing performance: a case study of the effects of employee coaching in construction practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 9.

Ökmen, Ö and Öztaş, A (2010) Construction cost analysis under uncertainty with correlated cost risk analysis model. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 12.

Syben, G (2000) Contractors take command: from a demand-based towards a producer oriented model in German construction. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 119–30.

Tuuli, M M, Rowlinson, S and Koh, T Y (2010) Dynamics of control in construction project teams. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 202.

Winch, G M (2000) Institutional reform in British construction: partnering and private finance. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 141–55.

Ye, K, Shen, L and Tan, Y (2010) Response strategies to the competition in the Chinese construction market. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 24.