We've got personality
Ideas and individuals
We live our mission
We were founded…
KVL Bauconsult GmbH was established on 01.09.2003 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kochendörfer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus G. Viering and Dr.-Ing. Jens Liebchen.
Concorde makes its last flight and an exceptional summer produces a highly touted vintage for German wines.
We celebrate …
The opening of our first premises in Genthiner Straße 11 is celebrated in style - helped by our student employees who did a great job as waiters.
Greece became European football champions and their coach, Otto Rehhagel, a hero.
We get going…
We win our first public tender contract. KVL was commissioned by the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning to be project managers for construction works at the Bundeswehr Hospital in Berlin. Both the project and the client have remained loyal associates.
KVL goes international - OOO KVL Consult is founded in Moscow and delivers its first project, an IKEA MEGA Mall in Ekaterinburg.
Germany elects its first ever female Chancellor!
Private clients discover KVL and remain loyal to this very day! New office buildings and hotel projects are now also under our management.
Germany hosts the FIFA 2006 World Cup and gives us a fairy tale summer.
KVL founds KVL Bauconsult Frankfurt GmbH and KVL Bauconsult Stuttgart GmbH, allowing us to give full on-site support to our clients.
On the international front, Central Asia is explored and KVL becomes Kazakhstan's largest project manager despite the banking crisis.
VAT goes up to 19 %.
We keep our cool…
Despite the banking crisis, our flexibility allows us to establish a foothold in Central Asia. We help international banks to evaluate their portfolios, and specialise in bank controlling - because loyalty and trust are are at the heart of what we do at KVL!
The first African-American is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.
Our destinations are becoming increasingly diverse - whether in Germany or globally. KVL has long since ceased to be tied to the company locations. Projects in Düsseldorf, in Atyrau on the Caspian Sea, in Tula near Moscow etc. are reflected in the millions of miles accumulated.
The tallest building in the world is completed - the Burj Khalifa.
More KVL businesses are established in Hamburg und Abu Dhabi. We assert our claim to intellectual leadership and publish the handbook Bauzeit in collaboration with other authors, thus sharing our knowledge. There have been 3 editions of the Bauzeit handbook to date.
2010 is the year of BAUMA. Unfortunately, it's also the year the Eyafjallajökull volcano erupts, making air travel difficult to say the least.
We expand our range of services! In doing so we establish KVL Sachverständige GmbH, which tackles contract and variation order management, construction-related consulting as well as construction time analysis.
We also moved to new premises - our success precipated a move from the historic building in Genthiner Straße to a new build near the Kurfürstendamm.
Just saying - nobody in our company had their doctorates revoked!
Growth means change. And the year 2012 was marked by change. KVL's rapid growth led to the updating of structures in 2012 and the introduction of systems such as PACS for project organisation or COOR for project controlling.
The Olympics in London - a diamond jubilee present for the Queen?
We express our gratitude…
In 2013 we thanked our clients for 10 years of loyalty with a lively party on the roof terrace of Spichernstraße 2. Ten years of KVL would not have been possible without the trust of our clients and the energy of our employees.
Logical follow-up moves in our corporate strategy are represented by the founding of KVL Bauconsult München GmbH, as well as KVL Projektmanagement Berlin GmbH, which takes on overseeing business operations from KVL Bauconsult GmbH, allowing them now to focus on overarching objectives.
It seems we partied hard - and can't remember too much about what else was going on.
Housing is a complex issue, and student housing even more so. As project managers, we were able to make an active contribution to the innovative and award-winning halls of residence project in Berlin-Adlershof. Contemporary community living has been masterfully put into practice here. Go and have a look - it's worth the trip. It is also worth the trip to Frankfurt, where the TaunusTurm has become part of the skyline. KVL Frankfurt supported Tishman Speyer with contract arrangements and strategy issues.
Germany wins the football World Cup!
We can do it…
Berlin's greenest building was completed on time and on budget. HumboldtHafen Eins in Berlin - the Berlin headquarters of PwC - receives DGNB Platinum certification. KVL was responsible for the project management and would like to express thanks for the trust placed in us.
Germany shows it has a heart and guts - its borders are open to everyone.
Smack bang in the middle….
2016 is very much about Central Germany! We finish a large housing project in Dresden. Staff workshops take place in Erfurt. The office seminar puts in an appearance in Leipzig. However, we take special pleasure in finally filling the most talked about construction pit in Central Germany. KVL takes over the project management of a hotel building, filling the last empty site at Burgplatz in Leipzig's historic centre.
Bob Dylan becomes the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
We reinvent ourselves…
KVL Bauconsult München GmbH is bursting at the seams and moves to Schwabing. KVL Bauconsult Hamburg GmbH moves to the Alster for the same reason.
With much love and the help of an amazing agency we get a new website. This might be why we made it into the top ten among project managers in terms of brand value - at least that's what the REAL ESTATE BRAND BOOK says! We say thank you for this and look forward to seeing what else this year has to offer.
The ELBPHILHARMONIE in Hamburg is completed.
KVL grows. KVL adapts to new challenges and its new size. A streamlined structure puts us in a perfect postion for the future. Thanks to the KVL LAB, our internal training programme, we are continuously expanding our know-how and thus securing the quality of our services. We are growing and learning every day. This is fantastic!
Context: NASA announces the discovery of preserved organic matter on Mars.
We break patterns...
We have repositioned and given substance to our identity using the 10 techniques for breaking patterns by the "Musterbrecher“ ("Pattern Breakers"). "Urteilskraft vor Instanz", "Reden vor Kommunizieren" and Structure before Culture are just three of the guiding principles we have adopted. Structure before Culture is especially important to us.
A good structure results in positive experiences, which lead to a positive mindset, which leads to positive actions, which result in corporate culture. We have chosen to adopt a naively positive view of human nature and to run our company accordingly instead of trying to satisfy a marginal few just with rules and regulations, thereby restricting everyone in the company
We are proud...
Of who or what?
Of all our employees who, full of good cheer and commitment and without compaint, have done their utmost to make sure that we as a team and a company get through a year fraught with uncertainty and unique challenges without losing sight of our values. In turn, this has enabled us to stand by our clients with a smile on our face and continue to realise their visions - whether digitally or in person.
We celebrate KVL Bauconsult Berlin's coming of age with an atmospheric party under starlit, late summer skies at one of the city's insider addresses, the Fuchsbau in Spichernstraße. We would like to thank our clients for their trust and our employees for their tireless commitment.
Our special thanks go to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kochendörfer, who is letting the now adult child "move out" and is stepping back from his management role. We are nevertheless pleased to know that he will always be there for us.
Context: Dr. Angela Merkel quits the stage after four terms as Chancellor and is succeeded by Olaf Scholz.
We look ahead...
Thanks to our thinking and actions, based on past experience but always looking to the future, we were able to find and follow our path even in a year full of world-changing events. It is our deepest conviction that ecologically, socially and entrepreneurially sustainable action is the best way to overcome crises. And because this is our conviction, we are also offering our clients new performance patterns of sustainability. Sustainability is included with us and not an extra!
Context: We are losing one of the most remarkable women in the world. A woman who was always aware of her role and your function. A woman who has always maintained her stance since the 2nd World War. A woman who should be a role model for many heads of state. Queen Elizabeth II!