Academic staff

Boes, Hans

Name Drs. ing. J. Boes
Department Bouw/ Infra
Room Horstring-Z214
Tel. +31 (0)53 489 4881
Tel. secretary +31 (0)53 489 4254/ 2670
Postiton Assistant Professor

Postal address

drs. ing. J. Boes
University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands


Master of Arts in Public Administration
B.Sc. Civil Engineering


Industry structure and innovation in construction industry.

Concentrates on aspects important for innovation. More specific: the aspects in the demand-supply mechanism that stimulate or hamper product and process innovation.

New procurement methods are expected to change the construction industry. In the late nineties, the government introduced integrated contracts in order to stimulate process and product innovation by suppliers, to trigger the construction firms to change, in the long run, from capacity driven to product driven competition. Focus of research especially on the impact of design-build procurement and integrated project delivery.


Construction process management; Market, Organization and Innovation in the construction industry.


Boes, J., Dorée, A. and van der Veen, B. (2002) First Evaluation of New Scheme for Design-Construct Procurement in the Netherlands, Proceedings from the 18th ARCOM Conference, Newcastle.

Boes, J. and Holmen E. (2003) Changing supplier-customer interfaces in design-construct contracts?, Proceedings from the 19th ARCOM Conference, Brighton.