Born in the 20th Century: Portuguese Construction Companies and their Works

This exhibit aims to guide the visitor/reseacher through almost 1200 constructions executed by 15 leading Portuguese contractor companies in Portugal and all over the world.
Completing the results obtained by the virtual exhibition "Building Contractors in Portugal at the Turn of the Millennium" it is now possible to find the location of each construction work classified in 26 different typologies of infrastructures including associated services and facilities.

Throughout most of the nineteenth century, the Portuguese contractor companies selected for this exhibit were responsible for the execution of many and emblematic public and private works not only in Portugal but also in the former Portuguese colonies and in different other countries.

Many conclusions useful to the study of Construction History in Portugal can be taken by exploring this exhibit: the specific number of infrastructure’s typologies that characterise the development of each company, the more or less concentration of works done by each firm in Portugal or/and in a specific former Portuguese colony, the level of internationalisation of a firm outside the territories of (once) Portuguese influence, etc.

To study Construction History in Portugal in the 20th century, one must be able to get a general overview of the activity of the most influent Portuguese  contractors and their evolution in time and space.

To explore the different maps made for each company, go to the exhibit.