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We build

Discover how HOCHTIEF is building the world of tomorrow—in today’s major cities.

We build Berlin

Berlin is the capital of metamorphosis. The metropolis has been changing over the decades like scarcely another in this world. HOCHTIEF is helping to shape this constant change—and is hence ensuring a cityscape full of exciting contrasts.

We build Hamburg

Hamburg, one of Germany’s most livable cities, is further striving for perfection. HOCHTIEF is accompanying the Hanseatic city on its way, with architectural highlights and engineering masterpieces.

We build New York

New York is the city of superlatives. For decades, the HOCHTIEF subsidiary Turner has been mastering the most spectacular projects here—often under breathtaking conditions.

We build Sydney

Sydney is booming—and must face up to the challenges of its huge appeal and attraction. With the support of HOCHTIEF’s subsidiary CIMIC, the infrastructure of the metropolis is being prepared for the future.

We build Prague

Prague has a unique cityscape. Here, buildings from the most wonderful style epochs are combined in one city. HOCHTIEF is bringing a new shine to these architectural masterpieces, and at the same time making the city on the River Vltava fit for the future.

Fascination construction

Lifeline surgery

Dilapidated through and through, no longer salvageable. In 2012, experts declared the structure to be in a "critical condition." Since the beginning of 2021, HOCHTIEF experts have been working with partners to build the first section of the new bridge. We want to be finished by the end of 2023.

© Jochen Zick

Rejuvenation for a giant

Once the tallest building in West Berlin, it is now in urgent need of a complete overhaul. HOCHTIEF is tackling this mammoth task by 2023. And it is being done with „janz viel Jefühl“ (a lot of feeling), as the Berliners say.

Shifting bridges

Spectacular success for HOCHTIEF engineers on the A 45 highway: At the beginning of March 2021 they managed to achieve something that had never been done before in Germany: They slid a bridge that is almost 1,000 meters long.

The project of my life

© HOCHTIEF/Take it Media

Carved in stone

It probably was the most impressive relocation in the history of humankind—and HOCHTIEF concerted it half a century ago. The rescue of the Abu Simbel temple complex was of gigantic dimensions and developed into a race against time. For Hans-Michael Treiber it was “the project of my life”.

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As Heidi Drills Her Way...

... through the mountain Jürgen Mielenz experiences some of the most exciting and intense moments of his working life. When it comes to the Gotthard Tunnel, Mielenz has his own particular type of tunnel vision. He sees himself standing in the rock cave illuminated by fluorescent lamps, the soil rough underfoot, looking up to the roof that was blasted free 15 meters above, and thinks: There are another 2,000 meters of rock on top of it. It’s hard to imagine.

A day in the life of...

© HOCHTIEF/Take it Media

Günter Genser, crane operator

© HOCHTIEF/Schroll

Spot, scan robot

© HOCHTIEF/Take It Media

Anke Schwarz, drone pilot

PPP stories

With public-private partnership activities (PPP), we quickly and efficiently refurbish public infrastructure. Read more about PPP and our aspirations for sustainable profitability and quality.

Built-up problems and their solutions

How HOCHTIEF overcomes the investment bottleneck through PPP.

This is how PPP functions

On our page about "PPP and Concessions” you find out why all participants of public-private partnership benefit.


What is it like to work for us? It would be best if you got an idea of this yourself. We will take you with us to the world of HOCHTIEF and show you what you can expect.

Major group or young company—what is the right way to start a career?

“Welcome to HOCHTIEF”—this is the start to our trainees’ first day

HOCHTIEF and sustainability: “We need plenty of dedication”

HOCHTIEF and the digital construction site: “We are looking for idea hunters”

Door to door, hand in hand—how engineers and commercial managers cooperate at HOCHTIEF

Free to learn and make mistakes—How HOCHTIEF supports career starters

Interviews on sustainability

Interviews with HOCHTIEF’s management and experts for Corporate Responsibility on key topics of sustainable economic management.

“It can't be a matter of technology and profitability alone”

What type of impact do major infrastructure projects have? What can be done to ensure such projects gain acceptance? Prof. Manfred Moldaschl about a HOCHTIEF project with Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.

Sustainability along the HOCHTIEF supply chain

The procurement of material and subcontractor services plays an important role for HOCHTIEF. In light of this, effective procurement processes are of great significance for the Group’s success. Sustainability criteria and transparency along the supply chain are becoming increasingly important too.

Sustainable Development Goals and their importance at HOCHTIEF

“Sustainability is a growth driver in competition”

“Sustainable practice means preserving values, creating values, and increasing values”

On the combined reporting at HOCHTIEF