HOCHTIEF maintains a worldwide network of partners who contribute significantly to our innovative capacity. For instance, we work closely with national and international universities, scientists, and associations.

ENCORD HOCHTIEF is one of the founding members of ENCORD (European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development). Via this platform, 20 European companies representing 1.15 million employees and revenue of EUR 200 billion in the construction industry, currently share information about research, development, and innovation on an ongoing basis. Benefits from our membership include best-practice exchange on issues such as bridge construction and tunneling, lean construction, virtual construction, corporate responsibility, risk management, and work safety.

As a member of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), HOCHTIEF is also actively involved in maintaining the high technical standards of the European construction industry. The organization’s approximately 200 members comprise various construction industry stakeholders. ECTP sees construction-related research and innovations as an opportunity to solve pressing societal problems of the future.