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Building: Management, Development, Materials & Construction

Building Development: Architecture, Design & Engineering

This sector focuses on the front-end of the building process, such as development, design, architecture, and engineering, i.e.: building on paper.


Project development is the whole process from initiative till start of the execution on site. PUM-experts are able to guide a client step by step through the process. Project development includes market analysis, financing, advertising, cost estimating, selection of partners, invitation of bids and cost of ownership estimates.

Each investment in building should start with a feasibility study. It is important to be aware of possible cost and revenues before capital is invested in an architectural design. In a feasibility study the scope of a project is assessed. An estimate of the required number of square meters to be built is made. By multiplying square meters with the average cost of construction per square meter a provisional overall budget is calculated.

Design is a major area of expertise. This concerns design for a wide variety of specialisms: housing, industrial facilities, hospitals, schools, public buildings, sport facilities, recreational facilities, factories and infrastructural networks. For almost each type of building PUM has an expert with relevant experience.

Design management is another area of expertise. During detailed design the client will often be asked to make decisions in the on-going design process. This concerns mainly questions about unforeseen situations leading to additional works and budget adjustments. PUM-experts are trained to represent the client in discussions with all parties concern in the project.

Want to know how a PUM senior expert can help you specifically? Apply for advice online or take up contact with your PUM representative for a personal introduction.

Building Management: Contracting, Execution & Installation

This sector focuses on the management and actual execution of work by contracting companies, i.e.: building on construction site. There are other sectors within PUM that focus on production and supply of building materials as well as on the front-end of the building process, such as development, design, architecture, and engineering, i.e.: building on paper. Please be as specific as possible about the issues on which you wish a PUM expert's advice so that we can find the best possible match.


This relates to the actual running of the company, covering issues like organisational set-up, logistics, equipment procurement, and financial management.

A company needs a focus on its position in the market and on the jobs it wants to bring to that market. Staff require knowledge of marketing and of the contracts and processes to secure profitable projects.

Projects require proper preparation and need controls on time, money, quality, organisation, information & documentation, and risk. A company needs a set of managerial procedures to meet these requirements.

Very often after securing a project, work is started without proper planning and preparation leading to unnecessary cost overruns and time delays, therefore every project should have three stages:
1. Design stage
2. Project preparation stage
3. On-site execution of construction in accordance with the design and preparation stages

In order for a building (or any construction) to function properly, installations specific to electricity, water, waste-water discharge, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, are required. All these items have their own unique prerequisites and need to be approached accordingly.

Building Materials: Supplies & Systems

In today’s fast moving global economy customers in the building industry expect reliability and quality in the design, the construction and the materials to improve the safety and durability of the constructions. Our experts here at PUM have been in the forefront of  improving the quality of the Netherlands building industry. This sector focusses on the the production and supply of building materials . Please be as specific as possible about the issues for which you want a PUM expert to help you with, so we can arrange for the best possible match.

PUM experts have successfully assisted entrepreneurs in acquiring the skills necessary in mastering the following key issues in the industry: Inferior quality basic materials and/or the wrong combination of these materials can lead to inferior quality of the final product and can lead to premature failure of the construction. Our experts possess extensive knowledge in the selection of the materials and choosing the right combination of these materials. The quality of the production process and the used technology govern the economy and profitability of the enterprise. Our experts possess extensive knowledge of the different production processes and can select and assist in improving these processes to the benefit of the enterprise. The success of the enterprise depends on the quality of the management and sales effort. Our experts possess extensive knowledge in the field of management, marketing and sales in this industry.

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