DVM group appointed Gyula Malata to head up its Design & Build department. The new expert is responsible for project-level management and coordination of D&B-type works, as well as for liaising with clients. His mandate also extends to increasing the effectiveness of collaboration between the Design, Construction, Commercial and Sustainability departments ensuring that information is delivered to all colleagues involved in D&B projects in sufficient depth and detail.
DVM group started out as a design firm in 1995 but soon expanded to offer project management and construction services as well. Based on the references of the last two decades, it can be stated that the company was the first in Hungary to apply the design & build approach that had already been proven successful in Western Europe and overseas. According to this method, planning and implementation processes do not take place sequentially but in parallel, resulting in time and cost efficiency, facilitating cooperation, interaction and problem management of the colleagues involved. The D&B business line, which has been supervised directly by the managing partners, has evolved organically within DVM group and made the company a market leader in this area. This was justified by the growing number, size and considerable value of this type of base building and fitout projects as well as the increasing number of relevant colleagues.
Gyula Malata obtained his diploma in architecture in 1995 at BME. Until 2004, as designer and then studio manager, he led a variety of Hungarian and multinational projects with residential, retail and industrial logistics functions. From 2004 to 2012, he continued his professional career as a lead architect and managing director in his own architectural firm. During this period, he expanded his scope of works with international real estate development consulting, taking part at Chinese and various European projects. From 2012 until recently, he was lead architectural project manager in Daimler AG's (Mercedes Benz) plant construction in Kecskemét and its large-scale real estate developments since then.
“Design & Build is a form of execution that goes hand in hand with the history of construction and continues to dominate many areas of the production industry even today. Recently, there has been a growing demand from builders and real estate investors to delegate the administrative and professional challenges, as well as the potential risks of implementation in a pre-planned manner to a properly trained and experienced organization. To fully meet these customer needs, I would like to use the experience I have gathered over the past 25 years in sync with DVM group’s highly qualified team. I am convinced that together we can provide our customers with a service that can further strengthen our leading position in the domestic market and open way to international clients,” said Gyula Malata.
“We are very pleased to welcome Gyula to our company. As a senior professional he is a perfect fit to lead our Design & Build business line. He will coordinate the projects’ participants with a complex and strong project management approach, while effectively representing both the customers’ and DVM group's values and interests. His joining is another important milestone in the transformation of our company into a medium-sized enterprise and in its organizational development,” said Tamás Sellyey, Operational Director of DVM group.