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PORR’s Special Competencies

We see the bigger picture

We have long recognised rapidly growing demand for services that cannot be 100% categorised in existing areas such as building construction and civil engineering. This is why, for years, we have been involved in staff training and development in every area, as well as acquiring the necessary equipment and skills and creating powerful synergies with partners. This is the only way to meet every individual requirement of our customers in the best possible way and with maximum efficiency.

Areas included in Special Competencies – at a glance

In addition to our experience and expertise in classic building construction and civil engineering, PORR has special skills and expertise in numerous areas: from sealing, asphalt production and concrete construction to facade construction, high-Alpine construction, the realisation of high-rise buildings and steel construction.

Another sub-area within Special Competencies is facility and property management. On the one hand, we can guarantee the efficient use of a building throughout its entire life cycle if the building management is involved right from the design and build stages. On the other hand, PORR benefits from in-house maintenance resources when managing a property.

Our clients rely on our comprehensive expertise in planning, implementation and ongoing project operation. Our team is passionate about complex and challenging tasks and develops groundbreaking, tailor-made solutions.

 

Sealing We offer quality and safety as a one-stop shop for sustainable sealing and waterproofing.
Asphalt Production With state-of-the-art technology, we always supply the right surface, also for specific customer requests.
Concrete Construction We create a stable base with our concrete slabs.
Facility Management We handle your building management needs with expertise and experience.
Facade Construction With technically perfect and aesthetically pleasing facades, we put the finishing touches on a building.
Slab Track Austria Slab Track Austria allows us to meet all of the requirements of future rail transport.
Airport Construction With us, your runways, aprons, hangars and terminals are all quickly “ready for take-off”.
Mastic Asphalt With remarkable properties and amazing versatility, our mastic asphalt is the ideal construction material for an array of projects.
Healthcare From planning to ongoing operations, our focus is always on the person.
High-Alpine Construction We navigate adverse circumstances, weather changes and geographical challenges with expertise and experience.
High-Rise Buildings We help you fly high by leveraging our knowhow and experience.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP) We use our expertise to support public clients throughout the entire project life cycle.
Property Management To give your property the sustainable support it needs, we rely on integrity, innovation and transparency.
Steel Construction Our technical expertise lets us find the right solution for any requirement.

What is understood by Special Competencies?

What sets PORR apart from other providers in the construction sector? What makes us stand out and how are we able to execute projects of every size expertly and efficiently? PORR’s special competencies cannot be easily classified to specific service areas of the construction industry like building construction, civil engineering or environmental engineering . For our services in the area of Special Competencies, we rely on a synergy of different skills and expertise. More than anything, however, we also rely on PORR’s decades of experience and many successfully completed projects. We develop new project processes and solutions to meet the most demanding customer requirements. Because every new insight, every newly developed technology, and every project allows us to evolve even more.

 

Sealing – for sustainable quality and safety

In cooperation with its subsidiary IAT GmbH, PORR is synonymous with the highest quality and reliability for the sealing of an array of structures. Our top priority is developing customised solutions for long-term use and peace of mind. The decades of experience of our specialist staff form the basis of our high-quality working methods.

PORR’s range of services includes insulating bridges or buildings using bituminous materials as well as the use of engineering-grade plastics for tunnel sealing or reservoirs. In addition, our gardening and landscaping company implements durable roof graveling and attractive green roofs. PORR provides sustainable sealing solutions from a single source.

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Sealing the Wienerwald Tunnel Vienna, Austria
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Rehabilitation of contaminated site K20 in Brückl Brückl, Austria
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Joint Inn power plant in the Swiss-Austrian Alpine region Alpine region, Austria
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Asphalt production – it’s all about the right surface

Whether it’s high-performance asphalt or bridges at key traffic junctions: PORR’s range includes emulsions, polymer-modified bitumen, mastic asphalt, hot asphalt, low-temperature asphalt and cold asphalt based on renewable, environmentally friendly materials. As early as the planning stage, our experts in the field of bituminous road construction calculate the individual framework conditions, such as the extent of traffic loads, environmental factors, the durability of the surface and the life cycle costs of the materials.

Producing asphalt mix across the countries where we operate is a priority for us. In Austria alone, PORR operates 29 mixing plants and produces almost three million tonnes of asphalt every year. With this we make a significant contribution to maintaining Europe’s road infrastructure. The close cooperation between production facilities and laboratory support ensures we can produce standard products effectively and efficiently as well as meeting individual customer requirements in the area of asphalting work. This is how we create synergies and enhance our strengths in innovation. The result is reflected in forward-looking developments created inhouse, innovative products, and continuous quality improvements.

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Piste 08L-26R Henri Coandă Airport Bucharest Bucharest, Romania
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A10 motorway Sebeș – Turda in Romania Sebeș and Turda, Romania
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Concrete construction – a stable base for every requirement

Current challenges like rising traffic volumes, climate change and complex architectural demands are wide and varied. Concrete provides contemporary answers that are fit for the future. After all, concrete surfaces are durable, extremely resilient, can be produced in almost any desired shape, heat up less than conventional alternatives due to their light-coloured surface, and do not deform even in high heat. PORR resonates with its customers in the area of concrete slab construction with ÖBA Österreichischen Betondecken Ausbau GmbH thanks to its extensive expertise and decades of experience. From detailed planning to the professional execution of concreting work to realising different surface structures including the jointing, all work steps are carried out by experienced staff.

Whether for architecturally demanding outdoor areas, major projects exceeding 100,000m², producing concrete slabs for traffic infrastructure such as roundabouts, car parks, motorways, airports, or various jointing and surface works: PORR is an experienced and competent partner for every facet of concrete construction. Our people know all of the technical possibilities of the construction material down to the smallest detail and process it as efficiently as possible with the help of state-of-the-art logistics programmes. This also includes the application of EP-Grip coverings, the processing of joints in road construction, grinding, grooving and much more.

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Resurfacing the A1 Westautobahn Ansfelden, Austria
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A5 Weinviertel Autobahn, lot 05 Lower Austria, Austria
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Resurfacing the D2 motorway in the Czech Republic Czech Republic
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A93 Rosenheim-Kiefersfelden, lot 1 Bayern, Germany
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General resurfacing of the A1 between Mehring and Moseltaldreieck Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Junction B17/B11 IZ-Süd Wr. Neudorf Wiener Neudorf, Austria
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Wolf 2 – concrete slab feeder gallery Brenner Base Tunnel Innsbruck, Austria
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Reconstruction of the junction B50/S4 – Arena Mattersburg Mattersbrug, Austria
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A9 Klaus tunnel chain – lots 4 and 5 Molln, Austria
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Repair of the A10 Salzburg–Salzburg South Salzburg, Austria
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Facility management – a common sense approach to property management

We want our customers to be free to concentrate fully on their day-to-day business and that’s why PORR’s highly qualified facility management team takes care of everything related to property management – the big things and the little ones. We deal with all the technical, infrastructure and administrative tasks of building management to ensure the property’s smooth operation along with long-term value retention. PORR’s facility management stands out for its many years of experience and comprehensive knowhow in the areas of technology, cleaning, economics, law and the environment. Our staff make the right decision in every situation thanks to their professional knowledge and people skills – always for the benefit of the users themselves. PORREAL provides “common-sense” facility services.

We provide support right from the project planning phase, ensuring the efficient and sustainable operation of the property and covering all safety-relevant and legal framework conditions in full. Whether you need assistance with adapting an existing rental area or technical facilities, we are the ideal partner for innovative and future-oriented solutions. Our broad range of property management services includes the installation of PV systems, electromobility, as well as fire-detection, video and alarm systems. In particular, the pioneering use of state-of-the-art IT solutions in operations and processing form the foundation of long-term customer relationships.

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Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner Campus Vienna, Austria
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EURO PLAZA 5 Vienna, Austria
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EURO PLAZA 4 Vienna, Austria
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Sonnwendviertel educational campus Vienna, Austria
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Educational campus in Berresgasse Vienna, Austria
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PORR Office Provider and PORR Office Tower Vienna, Austria
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Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Vienna, Austria
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W3 – Center Wien Mitte Vienna, Austria
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Facade construction – where aesthetics and technology come together

Facades that are perfect in terms of both technology and aesthetics, made of metal and glass, turn any building into an attractive spectacle. With the specialists from ALU-SOMMER, PORR offers its customers the best solutions in facade construction and facade design. For more than 50 years, we have been realising projects in aluminium-glass construction throughout Europe in the field of building envelopes. The product range extends from simple windows to ready-to-fit modular facades. Thanks to inhouse development, customised planning, high vertical integration and internal manufacturing and assembly, ALU-SOMMER can offer any facade as a turnkey premium product, no matter how demanding the requirements.

 

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Styria Media Center Graz, Austria
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EURO PLAZA 5 Vienna, Austria
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EURO PLAZA 4 Vienna, Austria
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HB Nord – glass brick facade Gleisarena Zurich, Switzerland
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Zalando Headquarters Berlin, Germany
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La Tête Düsseldorf, Germany
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Bank building SLSP Bratislava, Slovakia
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Office building Voest Linz, Austria
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CO-OP Manchester Manchester, Great Britain
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Slab Track Austria – fast, safe & long-lasting

With Slab Track Austria we offer a unique state-of-the-art technology in high demand internationally for high-performance and high-speed lines. Jointly developed by PORR and ÖBB, the modular and very adaptable Slab Track Austria system meets the highest requirements of pioneering railway construction and will facilitate the rail traffic of the future. Rail passengers in Europe, Asia and Australia already enjoy the ultimate level of travel comfort.

Continuous system optimisation and cutting-edge innovation: This is what PORR stands for. We are constantly developing and creating new solutions in order to meet the changing requirements of our customers. For example, we have implemented plan speeds of 400 km/h as well as integrated noise and vibration reduction solutions, derailment protection and navigability for emergency vehicles in our Slab Track Austria technology.

PORR offers the patented Slab Track Austria technology as well as design and build expertise from a single source, making it the ideal partner for integrated railway construction projects. The advantages of our technology speak for themselves: Maximum availability, ultimate travel comfort, integrated structure-borne noise protection, low maintenance requirements and a short construction phase thanks to the high degree of prefabrication. Slab Track Austria offers exceptional reliability, availability, maintenance and safety (RAMS) over the entire life cycle.

 

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Lehrter Station Berlin Berlin, Germany
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Erfurt high-speed railway line – Leipzig/Halle (VDE 8.2) Erfurt and Leipzig, Germany
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Slab Track Austria Wienerwald Tunnel Chorherrn, Austria
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Lainzer Tunnel Vienna, Austria
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Arlberg Rail Tunnel St. Anton/Langen, Austria
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Slab Track Austria technology DB PSU (S21) Stuttgart, Germany
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Slab Track Austria Technology High Speed Two (HS2) London/Birmingham/Crewe, Great Britain
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Railway line between Maribor and Šentilj Šentilj, Slovenia
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Slab Track Austria technology for Australia Melbourne, Australia
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Airport construction – cleared for take-off

PORR is your reliable partner in airport construction. And offers construction services for runways, aprons, taxiways, hangars and terminal and arrival buildings from a single source. Our skilled experts also design and build complex infrastructure beyond this, such as shopping centres, hotels and multistorey car parks.

Thanks to decades of experience and comprehensive knowhow, we meet all safety requirements and fulfil all country-specific standards. For upgrade projects, we render all services while taking care that passenger operations are as unrestricted as possible and that ongoing flight operations can be maintained as well as possible too.

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Zurich Airport – Stands Echo Nord 1 Zurich, Switzerland
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Oradea Airport Oradea, Romania
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Piste 08L-26R Henri Coandă Airport Bucharest Bucharest, Rumania
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Brasov International Airport Brasov, Romania
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General rehabilitation of the runway system 11/29 at Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria
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General rehabilitation of runway 16/34 at Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria
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Grooving on runway 11/29 Vienna, Austria
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VIE runway resurfacing 11/29-2016/2 Vienna, Austria
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VIP-GAC (General Aviation Center), reception building and hangar, Vienna International Airport Vienna, Austria
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Mastic asphalt – variety is our strength

In tunnels, underground garages, basements, on pavements or even in stables in the agriculture sector: Mastic asphalt is an extremely versatile material used in a wide variety of areas. There are a multitude of design options – depending on the area of application, the surface can be made non-slip or sanded or even coloured by adding flakes.

Mastic asphalt has higher resistance to acid and temperature as well as being practically waterproof and slip-resistant, making it the ideal construction material for many projects. The mixture of sand, chippings, stone dust and bitumen has a long life span and is therefore particularly economical and cost-effective. Thanks to its high abrasion resistance, its use generates hardly any dust and even heavy goods or forklift trucks can do little harm to the surface, which is why mastic asphalt is particularly popular in warehouses or in the industrial sector. Our experience allows us to give our customers optimal advice and provide the right mixture for every construction project.

 

Healthcare – because health always comes first

On all of its projects, PORR keeps a close eye on the latest future trends and incorporates the relevant details right from the planning phase. The healthcare sector in particular is becoming ever more important in view of current demographic shifts. Even today, keeping healthcare facilities up to date with the latest technology is already essential, as is operating them as state-of-the-art facilities. As a full-service provider in the healthcare sector, we consider it a privilege to make an effective contribution here. PORR has been successfully developing, implementing and operating complex healthcare projects for more than two decades. The range of services extends from conception and construction through to facility management for state-of-the-art healthcare facilities. In close cooperation with our associate hospitals, we offer you a wide range of services tailored to your individual needs: From the strategic focus of the requisite services to their management and operation, we are your competent partner for all healthcare properties.

 

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Kokon Rehab centre Rehab centre for children and youngsters Bad Erlach and Rohrbach-Berg, Austria
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Horn care home Horn, Austria
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Wien-Nord hospital Vienna, Austria
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Pavilion 1 Hietzing hospital in Vienna Vienna, Austria
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Krakow-Prokocim university clinic Krakow, Poland
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High-Alpine construction – whatever the terrain

In high-Alpine construction, PORR operates in extreme terrain, at great heights, and under highly changeable climatic conditions – and usually far away from resources such as concrete plants and material depots. From realising ropeways, reservoirs, ski jumps, high mountain roads and snowmaking systems, to the construction of ski slopes or complex engineering structures high up in the mountains – PORR meets all these challenges and masters projects in the alpine landscape with its many years of experience. In doing so, we rely on state-of-the-art logistics solutions.

Extreme construction plots require specific expertise, environmental knowhow when working in protected zones, and good local knowledge, which is fully covered by our on-the-ground presence, highly trained staff and years of expertise. Furthermore, successful project realisation requires the rapidly changing meteorological conditions to be taken into account in high-Alpine construction. PORR relies on its own weather app, which provides reliable, hourly information to the construction site, thereby warning of any sudden weather events in a timely manner.

Flexibility and increased logistics and transport skills are also a must. Whether by helicopter, cable car or with caterpillars: Thanks to our cross-divisional range of services and the many years of experience our specialists have in the high-Alpine region, we can meet any challenge, no matter how complex, and are a strong partner in high-Alpine construction.

 

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Realignment L 197 Arlbergpassstraße Klösterle, Austria
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Avalanche gallery Celleswald Spiss, Austria
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Limberg II pumped storage power plant Kaprun, Austria
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Extension Muotathalerstrasse Gibelhorn Muotathal, Switzerland
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Schmiedtobel Viaduct Tyrol, Austria
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New construction Albula Tunnel II Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
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High-rise buildings – flying high together

Whether it’s an apartment block, office complex or hotel: It’s not for nothing that high-rise buildings are known as the premier league of building construction. After all, the demands on creativity, know-how and experience all increase with every floor. In addition to the use-specific requirements of the property, a broad knowledge of architecture and statics is necessary. This can only be achieved with the right experts and many years of experience. In innovative high-rise projects at home and abroad, PORR supports its clients in every project phase.

Since high-rise buildings are usually erected in inner cities, comprehensive experience in construction site logistics is required in addition to technical knowhow. A wide variety of tasks have to be coordinated in a very confined space, not only in relation to the floor plan but also in terms of height progression. Our specialists can help with this by applying all of their experience and the support of BIM and LEAN Management. Optimising construction processes is especially important in high-rise construction: Optimised cycle plans are used here along with prefabricated parts, semi-prefabricated parts, hybrid construction methods and state-of-the-art construction site equipment, while a clear view of all the different trades must be maintained throughout. In order to ensure efficient processes, visualisation can be used to plan not only the optimally timed shell construction, but also the facade and further interior work in all phases. Tours with VR glasses are a state-of-the-art method to simplify the marketing of the premises and to bring the projects vividly to life for clients.

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Florido Tower, Vienna Vienna, Austria
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Ares Tower Vienna, Austria
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Andromeda Tower Vienna, Austria
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IZD Tower Vienna, Austria
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BBI Infotower Berlin, Germany
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Franklinturm Zurich-Oerlikon, Switzerland
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InterContinental Warszawa Warsaw, Poland
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Bavaria Towers Munich, Germany
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Public Private Partnerships (PPP) – expertise spanning the entire project life cycle

With Public Private Partnerships (PPP), the public sector identifies its needs and the private sector delivers an optimised solution. The services provided by the private partner include development, financing, design, build, operation and maintenance over a period of usually 20 to 30 years. PORR succeeds in PPPs thanks to its expertise covering the entire life cycle of a project. Our many years of international experience make us the ideal partner and we offer customised solutions.

Different models of cooperation between public institutions and private project partners involve different divisions of responsibilities and project steps. Concession models give the public sector the advantage that the services are the responsibility of one partner – the concession holder – who also assumes the risks related to realisation and operation. This also ensures that any infrastructure built in this way can be used by the public without restrictions for decades to come.

In strategic project development, on the other hand, PORR shares its many years of experience in the areas of construction and project development with the public sector, thereby creating an opportunity to develop new plans, concepts and strategies and open up new project fields. In the case of shareholdings and asset management of operating (project) companies, PORR takes on the ongoing management of public properties. As with concession models, we follow a lifecycle approach and exploit long-term optimisation potential.

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Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner Campus Vienna, Austria
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Educational campus in Berresgasse Vienna, Austria
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M6 motorway Dunaújváros–Szekszárd Dunaújváros–Szekszárd, Hungary
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Property management – integrity, innovation & transparency

Property management is part of an integrated and sustainable building management approach for the purpose of maintaining value throughout the entire life cycle. As a full-service provider, PORR is capable of providing important input for the longest phase of a property – its operation – already during the design and build phases. With regard to the development and construction of a property, this means that all the necessary measures can be taken for efficient management in a very early phase. When PORR looks after a building from the design stage through to property management, advantages are yielded in terms of proximity to the builder when it comes to any refurbishments and conversion measures. There are few property managers who can access the knowhow of a wide range of in-house experts so quickly and easily.

Together with our partner company, STRAUSS Property Management, we stand for integrity, innovation and transparency. The goal of our teams is to react promptly to the requirements and wishes of our customers. In doing so, we rely on various digital tools and cooperation with companies like Pocket House or IShape. Our team offers our clients comprehensive expertise and many years of knowhow in every area of property management. We look after their properties conscientiously and display a high level of commitment to secure their trust long term.

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Center Wien Mitte Vienna, Austria
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Lindner Hotel Am Belvedere Vienna, Austria
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Maulbertschgasse Vienna Vienna, Austria
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The View Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria
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Rosenhügel Vienna, Austria
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Klosterstraße Seefeld residential park Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
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Steel construction – when the going gets tough

As an international construction company, we are aware of the responsibility we have towards the environment and our society. Doing business sustainably is an essential part of this and also forms the foundation of our success. Steel plays a major role here due to its reusability. As a design-build contractor, we oversee every project phase in steel construction and offer all services from a single source: From the principal sketch to assembly, commissioning and revitalisation. The range of services we offer in steel construction is oriented towards the most demanding requirements and includes all project steps from structural analysis and calculation, project management and quality management to assembly and monitoring of the completed structure, commissioning and interface coordination. Our team has a high level of technical expertise and finds suitable solutions and assembly methods for every requirement.

One of our most important core competencies is steel bridge construction. We also have extensive knowhow and many years of experience in structural steel engineering. A further focus is movable steel and bridge construction with special reference to mechanical engineering equipment. M&E for moving heavy masses includes mechanical engineering, hydraulics and electrics. Our experts make your project a success by applying forward-looking solutions and state-of-the-art technologies. Certification such as EN 1090-1 and EN ISO 3834-2 allow us to build steel structures and steel bridges in the EEA with a valid CE mark.

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Raab Bridge Gleisdorf Gleisdorf, Austria
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Gail Bridge Egg Egg, Austria
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Marina Deck Vienna, Austria
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HKW Marzahn Marzahn, Germany
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BAB 49 BW 103 Goldbachtal Bridge Neuental-Bischhausen, Germany
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Project management for Special Competencies – solutions tailored to your individual needs

Constantly expanding our range

Whether new methods, technologies or digital tools: In the areas of our Special Competencies, being at the cutting edge is a must. To achieve this, PORR relies first and foremost on the continuous training of its staff. We are also interested in constantly expanding our range of services in the area of special competencies, identifying new niches and filling them accordingly.

 

BIM and LEAN streamline processes

By applying BIM and LEAN, we also play a pioneering role in the respective Special Competencies. This allows us to optimally plan construction processes and coordinate them with all parties involved, to minimise waste, and to offer holistic solutions from design and build through to the management of the properties.

The right solution for every challenge

Our customers are at the heart of every construction project. Thanks to our Special Competencies, we are able to fulfil individual customer wishes down to the smallest detail and find tailor-made solutions. This enables us to offer innovative solutions even in niches of the construction industry and to support our customers with this knowhow in the best possible way when realising even the most demanding construction projects.