More than a decade of specialized experience
We have delivered highly complex projects, in some of the most challenging environments, contributing to the evolution of the engineering industry, the job skills, and the economic well-being of people in Tirana. We use a full-spectrum approach to develop, design, build, operate, and decommission projects. Environmental, social, economic, and quality factors are integrated into our projects to promote positive, lasting effects from our projects and operations.
Innovative engineering and design
Kontakt uses technology and data analytics to deliver the next generation of engineering and construction projects. This enables us to identify the best design alternatives and evaluate measures to enhance the life cycle associated with design elements.
Kontakt pioneered the design, planning, and delivery of urban development strategies. From concept to implementation, Kontakt performs feasibility studies, engineering and design work, and management processes to execute comprehensive infrastructure projects and regional initiatives that build local and national economies and promote community development. Enhancing the technical capabilities of local professionals to build, operate, and manage these national initiatives—for the long term—is our hallmark.
Local capacity development
Kontakt brings an optimize-and-maximize approach when beginning work in a particular site, tailoring the approach to local conditions and concerns. We identify clusters of existing capacities to support a new project, including skilled craft workers, vocational training institutions, food and hospitality, and local equipment and technology. We then conduct customized programs that maximize the participation of local workers and suppliers in construction work, thereby building experience and enhancing local skills. Because every context is unique, we implement specialty programs, such as workshops to prepare small businesses for post-construction work, apprenticeship programs to advance high-potential workers, indigenous workforce development, and mentoring future civil servants to operate and manage projects. These efforts modernize workforces and help small businesses to be competitive in future opportunities—whether with Kontakt or other projects.
Sustainable procurement and construction
We gear our construction techniques and procurement processes to use recycled and local materials, to reduce energy consumption. We insist on the environmental side of a site and care for the surroundings of our construction site.
Issues can arise during a project that trigger immediate and long-term impacts on customers and communities, as well as affect the quality of project delivery. Kontakt implements three interrelated processes to promote the positive effects of a project during construction and operations: using risk assessment and management disciplines to identify issues, conducting stakeholder engagement, and making strategic social investments in the community.
In many parts of Tirana, Kontakt projects can attract significant numbers of workers, especially in areas where a project is a rare opportunity for employment. Our early planning and systematic approach to establishing the labor force helps to avoid the effects of unmanaged workforce influx, which can trigger conflict and other socioeconomic tensions locally or regionally. Kontakt’s workforce and camp management program is based on consultation with our customer, government authorities, our workforce, and our communities. This process enables us to select the optimal site location and identify community issues, demographics, and cultures to avoid potential conflicts while maximizing the camp’s positive effects on host communities.
Performance standards alignment
Because our policies, processes, and practices are consistent with key international standards, we help our customers meet and exceed any specific performance requirements. We supplement existing environmental, safety, and health regulations with additional best practices and Kontakt requirements, which commonly enhance local knowledge and help improve local standards.