Types of construction undertaken
In general Belarms undertakes the following types of
1. Infrastructure including road, rail and ports.
2. Commercial and residential construction.
3. Public construction including hospitals and schools.
4. Thermal, nuclear and solar power projects.
5. Select project construction such as refineries.
Construction method and conditions
Construction is undertaken on a joint venture basis
with our overseas units and Chinese or Japanese joint
In most cases we are able to assist in the provision
of project finance from a minimum of USD 50 million
to several billion US dollars.
Residential tower construction
Given the demands on infrastructure
and rising maintenance costs, high
density construction is now a priority.
Steel girder framework
With the rising cost of steel it is
preferable to construct towers with
reinforced concrete, but some locations
require steel girder construction.
Project planning, design and preparation
Belarms can assist with project planning
drawing on an engineer base of over two
thousand engineers in China alone, with
additional assistance from Japanese and
Korean firms as required.
Where special equipment is required to be
used such as a particular type of generator
or types of rail equipment, we can adjust
our contract terms to include such items.
One element in project preparation is site
access, so where we encounter any degree
of over-restrictive visa control for our
skilled staff, then a force majeure clause
clause or waiver of contract delay penalties
Contract terms and construction period
Reaching an agreement can be made much
simpler by first entering into a basic
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) after
which we conduct an engineering evaluation
to clarify and quantify the terms of the
construction agreement. For large public
projects we will accept the posting of a
performance bond, typically set at 5% of
the aggregate contract amount.
The construction period is generally
assessed by the parties and determined
on a fair and reasonable basis. However,
for large public construction jobs we
find acceptable the posting of a
performance bonus for where we complete
building operations (excluding landscaping)
before an agreed completion date, reducing
to zero and then subject to penalties where
delays were not due to the intervention of
circumstances beyond the control of the
Work site residential construction
Steel rods for pouring concrete lie
ready on the ground.
Site supervision and checks by
structural and civil engineers on staff
are a necessary routine to maintain quality
and ensure operations are carried out