Drees & Sommer Switzerland

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YOUR INNOVATIVE PARTNER FOR CONSULTING, PLANNING, BUILDING, AND OPERATING

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SUCCESSFUL BUILDINGS

Do you want your building to be more successful? Or are you planning a new, successful building? We are your team!

 

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LIVABLE CITIES

Do you want to make your city more livable or do you want to develop a livable neighborhood? We would be happy to advise you.

 

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HIGH-YIELD PORTFOLIOS

Do you want your portfolio to generate higher returns? Are you looking for properties that will meet future requirements? We would be happy to help you.

 

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EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

Do you need efficient infrastructure solutions that get people and goods moving safely and quickly in harmony with nature? We are your partner.

 

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FUTURE-ORIENTED CONSULTING

Do you want a consulting partner that understands the core business and features of your industry and your market? But one that also asks critical questions? You’re in good hands with us.

 

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KEY TOPICS

The construction and real estate industry is influenced and shaped by various trends, including digitalization, circular economy, and modularization. 

 

Drees & Sommer Switzerland is the innovative partner for consulting, planning, building, and operating. Since 2008, the consulting, planning, and project management company has been supporting private and public building owners and investors in all questions surrounding real estate and infrastructure — both analogue and digital. The pioneering and innovative consulting at Drees & Sommer Switzerland offers solutions for successful buildings, high-return portfolios, powerful infrastructure, and livable cities. Our interdisciplinary teams of over 230 employees in Zurich, Basel, and Lausanne support clients from a wide range of industries.

Drees & Sommer Switzerland is part of the Drees & Sommer Group, which employs around 5,100 employees at 59 locations around the world. The partner-managed company provides all services under the premise of environmental and economic concerns. At Drees & Sommer, this holistic approach is called “the blue way.” You can find out more about Drees & Sommer Switzerland and the Drees & Sommer Group here.

2008 establishment of Drees & Sommer Switzerland
469 current projects
230 employees in Switzerland
3 locations

SERVICES

The services provided by Drees & Sommer Switzerland cover the entire life cycle of property.

Customized and future-oriented consulting
Customized and future-oriented consulting

Strategic consulting for your property portfolio? Project management for the development and realization of your new building project? A new vision of your employees’ work and work environment? Urban mining approach for an infrastructure project? Individual consulting for more sustainability in your property?
Our broad range of service and industry expertise enables us to provide the best advice and support—from the initial idea to operation. We have the know-how, experience, and expertise to successfully lead your property, infrastructure, or housing construction project—both locally and internationally.

Sectors

Drees & Sommer Switzerland operates in the following sectors.

Education, science, and research
Education, science, and research

 

Our experts implement challenging education projects with holistic consulting.

 

 

Energy
Energy

 

We support our clients in the expansion of the onshore and offshore power grid, as well as advise on the development of district heating networks or the subsequent utilization of decommissioned power plant sites.

 

 

Healthcare
Healthcare

 

Drees & Sommer Switzerland develops solutions for hospitals of all sizes in interdisciplinary teams of architects, doctors, and engineers.

 

 

Hospitality
Hospitality

 

Whether smart hotels, mixed-use concepts, city or resort hotels, our clients benefit from a sound and extensive service portfolio.

 

 

Industry
Industry

 

Drees & Sommer Switzerland helps industrial companies worldwide make their sites sustainable.

 

 

ICT
Information and communication technology

 

Whether a data center or IT infrastructure, Drees & Sommer Switzerland offers innovative solutions from conception to operation.

 

 

Life Sciences & Pharma
Life sciences and pharma

 

Our products and solutions help companies in the life sciences and pharma industry achieve safe and successful projects.

 

 

Logistics
Logistics

 

We design sustainable logistics properties that fulfill user-specific requirements in terms of usage mix, location, and size as well as technology, equipment, and processes.

 

 

Public sector
Public sector

 

We advise you from the initial idea through to implementation and closely involve the relevant authorities, political bodies, and citizens.

 

 

Property Companies
Property companies

 

We advise real estate companies so they can fully leverage the potential of their properties and portfolios.

 

 

Public Transport
Public transport

 

Drees & Sommer Switzerland is happy to assist clients with the maintenance and expansion of the Swiss rail and bus network.

 

 

Residential
Residential

 

We support our clients with their residential property challenges, whether new builds or existing properties.

 

 

Projects

Here you will find an excerpt of the Drees & Sommer Switzerland projects.

Key topics

Find out more about our key topics.

CO2 neutrality
CO2 neutrality

 

Several hot and dry summers in a row as well as the demands of the Fridays for Future movement - in particular for compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement and the 1.5 degree target - have brought the topic of climate protection onto the political agenda in a very short space of time. The discussion about effective measures is being held in all parts of society, with the focus on Europe-wide and national steps in addition to global ones.

 

 

Cradle to Cradle
Cradle to Cradle

 

The Cradle to Cradle® concept developed by the German chemist Prof Dr Michael Braungart and the American architect William McDonough describes the principle of two continuous cycles: consumer goods are biodegradable and enter the natural nutrient cycle. After use, consumer goods are broken down into unmixed raw materials and fed into the technical cycle.

 

 

Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling

 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is to the property sector what Industry 4.0 is to mechanical engineering: the digital networking of all processes, products and stakeholders. Building Information Modelling bundles all relevant data of a construction project. Whereas previously architects or engineers had to create their own plans and obtain information about every change, no matter how small, separately, with BIM all information is stored in a digital model. This creates a digital twin of the future building with a great depth of detail.

 

 

Customized Smart Buildings
Customized Smart Buildings

 

At Drees & Sommer Switzerland, we don't see digital technologies as an end in themselves: it's more about improving processes and the user experience, ensuring the sustainable operation of the property and enabling new business models. A customised smart building is therefore tailored precisely to the needs of the user.

 

 

Digital Ready Check
Digital Ready Check

 

Advancing digitalisation is changing the requirements placed on properties - and the valuation criteria applied to them. In the future, building connectivity, building connectivity, the entire digital, networked building IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, GDPR and the sustainability of properties will increasingly become the focus of attention in terms of return on investment.

 

 

Lean Construction Management
Lean Construction Management

 

Objects are lying around. Contractors from different trades get in each other's way. In some rooms, nothing progresses for weeks ... Waste of materials, time and labour is a major issue in construction projects. Rework delays the construction process and drives up costs. The planned completion date can often only be achieved at great financial expense due to so-called fire brigade operations or by compromising on quality.

 

 

New Work
New Work

 

Customised space concepts that promote communication, knowledge sharing and innovation. And with the user at the centre. This is how we understand the working world of the future: customised room concepts that promote communication, knowledge sharing and innovation. With the user at the centre. This is how we understand the working world of the future.

 

 

Green hydrogen
Green hydrogen

 

The performance of our economy has so far been based on fossil fuels such as coal and oil - with the familiar consequences. In contrast, "green" hydrogen (H2) is seen as the energy source of the future.

 

 

Smart Metering
Smart Metering

 

Smart meters are finding their way into households in Switzerland. In addition to the benefits and opportunities that the nationwide smart meter rollout will bring for energy suppliers and end customers, this project also harbours many challenges when it comes to implementation. This is because the smart meter rollout process is highly complex and contains many interdependencies.

 

 

COMPANY

Find out more about Drees & Sommer Switzerland and its career opportunities.

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We are the innovative partner for consulting, planning, building, and operating. Since 2008, we have been supporting private and public building owners and investors in all questions surrounding real estate and infrastructure—both analogue and digital.

 

Dreso+

Sustainable, digital, innovative and economical—we combine these four aspects in everything we do. That is our Dreso+! It is the formula for successful and sustainable projects.