Secondary subcontracting in the Turkish construction industry

SÖZEN A. Z., Kucediluk M. A.

Construction Management and Economics, vol.17, no.2, pp.215-220, 1999 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/014461999371718
  • Journal Name: Construction Management and Economics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-220
  • Keywords: Subcontracting secondary subcontracting, Turkish construction practices
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Based on the findings of a survey carried out in 1995 among Turkish subcontractors, the present paper argues that pressures (time, overload of work and commercial considerations) play an important role in the subcontracting of work by subcontractors to secondary subcontractors. The tendency to sublet work to secondary subcontractors is associated with cost control and payment problems. Subcontractors also seem to perceive the lack of written agreements with secondary subcontractors as problematic, especially in terms of physical progress of work. © 1999 E & FN Spon.