Within only a few months the international economy has faced a truly slow-down, and in certain areas even a kind of break-down. Looking backwards about ca. two years ago, hardly anyone would have expected a so sudden impact on the (fraghile?) world economy as it is in these days. However, only facing it from the negative point will not just help the economy, and only facing it from the positive point will not help the economy, too. But what should one think of all these developments now? This discussion-paper tries to discuss some aspects of specific the construction industry, being part of this global (down?)turn, just to help in finding solutions for a way to recovery. Not as `the` solution, but merely as `a thought` on what could be learnt from the near past, and to serve as a possible pro-active `outlook` to a (new) bright future of construction industry.
|Title of host publication||Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges|
|Subtitle of host publication||Joint International Symposium W055 Building Economics and W065 Organization and Management of Construction, 27-30 September 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Editors||Anita Cerić, Maleden Radujković|
|Place of Publication||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Publisher||University of Zagreb|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Sep 2009|
|Event||CIB Joint International Symposium 2009 - Construction Facing Worldwide Challenger - Zagreb, Croatia|
Duration: 27 Sep 2009 → 30 Sep 2009
|Conference||CIB Joint International Symposium 2009 - Construction Facing Worldwide Challenger|
|Period||27/09/09 → 30/09/09|
Tijhuis, W. (2009). Crisis or challenge? Thoughts about international construction-industry recovery strategies. In A. Cerić, & M. Radujković (Eds.), Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges: Joint International Symposium W055 Building Economics and W065 Organization and Management of Construction, 27-30 September 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pp. 281-285). Zagreb, Croatia: University of Zagreb.