Water on Stone

by Keri Wyatt Kent, Freelance Writer; Chicago, IL,


Serial Information: Worldwide Projects, 1994, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Pg. 37-40


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

Schal Bovis, a Chicago construction-services firm, has shown that Japan is not entirely a closed market. With more than a dozen major Japanese projects under its belt, it has broken through the scandal-ridden system to become the first U.S. company to be awarded a public-works contract there. Jeffrey A. Riemer, Schal Bovis' executive vice president, describes the firm's strategy as a blend of hiring insiders and a lot of water-on-stone methods. He notes the importance of staff who speak Japanese and understand the country, and the difficulties of the public-works selection process.



Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Construction companies | Imaging techniques | Contracts | Recruiting and hiring | Rocks | Chicago | Illinois | United States | Japan | Asia

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