Turkey at the present time has one of the larger construction discipline sphere in the entire world.
The GDP of Construction and Building sector is now over 6% and it engages more than 1.5 million individuals . When all the relevant and adding supplies from other companies are taken into account, the share of the construction market in the Turkish industry reaches nearly 30% and the employment influence as much as 10%.
The industry is still growing and growth rate by the end of 2011 was over 11%. This sector is one of the main reasons and a driving force in the new economic rise of Turkey.
The infrastructure programming has assisted and complimented the sector with different major projects Such as the construction of the high speed railway line which will connect the capital city and the largest population centers with Istanbul and serve more than 17 million people to spread around the country. This enhances the large scale and spectacular improvement of the road network and the constant updating of its network of Airports for internal and global marketing customers.
The Turkish Contractors Association (TCA) has a pool of well qualified engineers architects and all required professions to supply contracting companies A good 90% of the members of TCA are composed of engineers and architects. These highly skilled professionals are responsible for the realization of 70% of domestic construction works and 80% of over 4200 projects undertaken Internationally in 69 countries.
31 Turkish contracting companies were ranked among the World’s Top International Contractors which was announced by the trusted international industry magazine in 2011.
By the end of 2011, Turkish contractors had undertaken nearly 6500 projects in 94 countries, with a total value of over £100 billion .As an export sector in is substantial and that activity internationally brings reciprocal and supply advantages home.
One of the initial destinations Turkish contractors shipped their services to was Libya. So their services are truly international with cultural ties to the eastern markets and its pivotal regional location Turkey is becoming a centre of services around its borders
This is illustrated by figures in 2011, Turkish contractors had performed new projects totaling £9 billion with a share of 17.7% from the Russian Federation which has been a most prominent international market for Turkish contractors for many years this is followed by Turkmenistan (17.0%), Iraq (9.8%) and Kazakhstan (8.9%).
As Turkey is also among the whole world top 12 producers of building materials such as cement, glass, steel and ceramic tiles. It not only supplies the construction and building services but has the materials to economically transport to many of its international markets and projects.