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Project objectives: seeing through the project directly

Problems encountered in construction are quite frequently caused by insufficient requirements planning: the construction task and project objectives are poorly defined or the requirements of builders and users are identified and communicated inadequately. Such requirements planning has been regulated in Germany by way of DIN 18205, but is often ignored. One survey – not representative, however … read more

Problems encountered in construction are quite frequently caused by insufficient requirements planning: the construction task and project objectives are poorly defined or the requirements of builders and users are identified and communicated inadequately. Such requirements planning has been regulated in Germany by way of DIN 18205, but is often ignored. One survey – not representative, however – has even indicated that most do not even know this standard. The 'project objectives' are central to all projects, and so it seems obvious, one may think, that a clear definition of the objectives is the very first step in every project. But is this really true? Read more on this here.

TDDs – the mainstay of investments

The demand for technical due diligence (TDD) procedures has increased steadily in the last few years. Investment pressure, increasingly tough competition and the frequent need to close deals quickly have changed the technical due diligence procedure as well: the lead time and processing time keep getting shorter on the one hand and, on the other … read more

The demand for technical due diligence (TDD) procedures has increased steadily in the last few years. Investment pressure, increasingly tough competition and the frequent need to close deals quickly have changed the technical due diligence procedure as well: the lead time and processing time keep getting shorter on the one hand and, on the other hand, TDDs for new construction projects are increasing markedly. At 90 per cent, their share has been defined by strong, above-average growth at WITTE in the TDD Residential Buildings segment. This is also because existing housing is barely being traded anymore today. Read more: what has changed in the technical due diligence procedure? How can purchasing processes be controlled successfully in a tense market phase?

WP Interview: Risk factor MEP

In light of the growing demands on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, how can complex and efficient projects be realised? Do we need new concepts so as to render construction processes and project developments as efficient as possible? The WP Interview on handling a complex field with Uwe Marquardt, project developer and senior project manager … read more

In light of the growing demands on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, how can complex and efficient projects be realised? Do we need new concepts so as to render construction processes and project developments as efficient as possible? The WP Interview on handling a complex field with Uwe Marquardt, project developer and senior project manager at IMMOFINANZ Group, Thomas Liebert, MEP planner and consultant (managing director, Liebert Ingenieure GmbH) and Marco Witte.

Focus on refurbishment

Legal and technical requirements for a successful investment. The WP Conversation at WITTE in the Zoofenster building, Berlin, on refurbishments of properties dating from the 1950s and 1970s with Dr. Jan Kehrberg, lawyer specialising in building and contract law at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, Berlin, and Marco Witte, Managing Partner of WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH, specialist … read more

Legal and technical requirements for a successful investment. The WP Conversation at WITTE in the Zoofenster building, Berlin, on refurbishments of properties dating from the 1950s and 1970s with Dr. Jan Kehrberg, lawyer specialising in building and contract law at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, Berlin, and Marco Witte, Managing Partner of WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH, specialist in renovation and refurbishment.

Preserving for the future

Refurbishments: 1960s and 1970s buildings represent a big potential for future project developments. But when does refurbishment pay off? When should a building be demolished? By Marco Witte

Many 1960s and 1970s properties will be vacated in the coming years, or have already, because they no longer live up to user requirements. Refurbishing such buildings … read more

Refurbishments: 1960s and 1970s buildings represent a big potential for future project developments. But when does refurbishment pay off? When should a building be demolished? By Marco Witte

Many 1960s and 1970s properties will be vacated in the coming years, or have already, because they no longer live up to user requirements. Refurbishing such buildings can be an attractive option, partly because sites for new construction in the inner city are becoming more and more rare, and partly because applicable building law often no longer permits the current use of such sites.

Immobilienmanager 3/2014, pp. 74 f.

Money put into the ground is money out of sight

For project owners and architects, the building pit and foundation work for residential and commercial properties is an unpleasant topic, because it is somewhat overwhelming. … read more

For project owners and architects, the building pit and foundation work for residential and commercial properties is an unpleasant topic, because it is somewhat overwhelming. A wide range of different 'ifs and buts' is often attached to any planning down into the ground – the construction risks are manifold, and cost and schedule estimates are just as vague. Once the concrete has been poured for the basement ceiling, all these problems seem to fade away. Although the project budget and general schedule may already have been dealt their first 'sensitive and painful blows'. But the engineers rise to their peak performance and the work on site is often quite spectacular: large equipment weighing over 100 tonnes dig umpteen metres deep into the ground, and gaping building pits are excavated next to massive façades.

Process management in construction projects

A new corporate head office, a conversion or refurbishment while business continues – clients often require internal management for projects like these. Most of the time, the client is also the user, buyer or tenant. WITTE has developed a specific range of services to relieve the client of all responsibilities: process management. This requires versatility, … read more

A new corporate head office, a conversion or refurbishment while business continues – clients often require internal management for projects like these. Most of the time, the client is also the user, buyer or tenant. WITTE has developed a specific range of services to relieve the client of all responsibilities: process management. This requires versatility, sensitivity and corporate thinking, because these services cover the full spectrum from developing internal organisation and decision management to independent negotiations. Process and workflow optimisation, process costing and internal controlling are also thrown into the mix. The goal is to ensure quick and smooth implementation and timely completion.

What are the benefits of certification?

How do certification systems work? How do they benefit investors and developers? What are the pros and cons of the certificates? WP Magazin asks two experts with different perspectives – an investor and an auditor. An interview with Erik Marienfeldt, managing director of HIH Hamburgische Immobilienhandlung GmbH, and Hendrik Dusny, 'Green Building' division manager of … read more

How do certification systems work? How do they benefit investors and developers? What are the pros and cons of the certificates? WP Magazin asks two experts with different perspectives – an investor and an auditor. An interview with Erik Marienfeldt, managing director of HIH Hamburgische Immobilienhandlung GmbH, and Hendrik Dusny, 'Green Building' division manager of Witte Projektmanagement GmbH.

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