The future of Turkish Construction Industry has been discussed in a panel organized by IPYD (Project Management Association of Istanbul) within Dynamics-2013 Congress, held on 22nd of March in Sheraton Maslak.

The panel discussions, based on the Final Report of 10th Strategic Plan of the Turkish Ministry of Development has been moderated by Mr. Haluk Dogancay, Chairman of PY Consulting International, founding member of IPYD and the Past President of ATCEA (Association of Turkish Consulting Engineers and Architects) and has featured the following industry leaders:


+ Mehmet Uzunkaya, Construction Industry Special Task Force Coordinator for the 10th Strategic Plan
+ Prof. Dr. İrem Dikmen Toker, Middle East Technical University, Reporter for the 10th Strategic Plan Task Force
+ Atila Kemal Oguz, Tepe Construction General Manager
+ Dr. Emre Camlıbel, SOYAK Holding Inc., CEO
+ Agop Niksarlıoglu, Building Industry Center, Information Services Director

The following findings have been identified in the Report: – Although the report reflects the 2014-2018 period, it states a vision for 2023. – The presentations made during the panel session have stressed the contemporary approach and methodology used in the Report, while reaching this result. – The most appreciated goals in the Report were; Sustainability, Focus on End-Users and Transformation, Built Environment Approach, Focus on Qualification and not Cost, and Competition Advantage Through Innovation

The following suggestions were made to the Report:

+ The key players in the industry should be re-identified.
+ The investment climate should be amended and the efforts for attracting foreign investors should be supported and promoted.
+ A holistic approach should be generated for the city infra-structures. – The increasing need for “Brand Cities” should be well planned.
+ The Reputation of the industry should be managed carefully.
+ The incapacity and deficiency of the foreign contracting business should be developed through integration of Technical Consultants, Innovation and Coordination within the industry.
+ The lack of periodic and real information in the industry should be overcome.

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