l’entreprise générale

English translation: design and construction company

08:02 Nov 30, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / urbanism
French term or phrase: l’entreprise générale
This is a term used extensively in a book about French civil and urban engineering aimed at all the stakeholders in town planning. Here is an example:

Dans l’histoire du génie urbain : l’entreprise générale et la concession, deux modèles nés en France

I know it is generally translated as "general contractor/contracting" however in this work the author is specific about the particularity in France that l’entreprise générale combines the design and construction roles unlike the Anglo-Saxon model which separates them. Can anyone offer a term that would make it clear to English speakers that the French model combines these roles?
Janette Payne
France
Local time: 20:49
English translation:design and construction company
Explanation:
Hello
The second reference does not use my suggested term but does speak about companies that both design and build
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SafeTex
France
Local time: 20:49
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design and construction company


Explanation:
Hello
The second reference does not use my suggested term but does speak about companies that both design and build


    https://plusspec.com/10-tips-to-becoming-successful/
    https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Design_and_build_procurement_route
SafeTex
France
Local time: 20:49
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Asker: Duh of course design & build - after so many years working in for architects I should have known. Thank you so much

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Reference: fwiw/hth

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L'entreprise générale
27/11/2018
L'entreprise générale ne possède pas en France de définition juridique. Une entreprise générale n'est définie ni par les règlements ni par les lois.
https://www.picbleu.fr/page/lentreprise-generale

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