Capital Projects & Infrastructure

We help clients improve on-time and on-budget delivery of major projects and get the most out of existing capital assets.

HOW WE SERVE OUR CLIENTS

Megaproject Origination, Design, and Delivery

We support project development, value improvement, procurement and contracting, project execution, and distressed project turnarounds... for multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

Portfolio Optimization

Our innovative approach to sustaining capex consistently helps clients reduce their capital spend.

Organization

We design project organizations and owner’s teams, support capability building, and help implement management processes that enable... project success.

MEET OUR PEOPLE

Filipe Barbosa

Senior Partner, Houston
Co-leads the global Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice and helps lead our work in energy and basic materials

Steffen Fuchs

Partner, Toronto
Leverages expertise in purchasing and supply management to lead clients in a range of sectors and geographies through operational transformations

Robert Palter

Senior Partner, Toronto
Specializes in helping clients identify infrastructure investment opportunities and strategically manage infrastructure assets.

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Global Infrastructure Initiative

Since 2012, McKinsey & Company’s Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) has convened many of the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure and capital projects to identify ways to improve the delivery of new infrastructure and get more out of existing assets. Our approach has been to stimulate change by building a community of global infrastructure leaders who can exchange ideas and find practical solutions to improve how we plan, finance, build, and operate infrastructure.

FEATURED CAPABILITIES

Infrastructure Projects Analytics Tool

The tool tracks up to 60 characteristics of more than 100,000 projects worldwide by geography and sector and gives visibility to early-stage projects, prefinancing, and tendering.

Road and bridge benchmarking

It is hard for national and local governments or even private operators to accurately estimate the cost of building roads and... bridges. As a result, they end up accepting very different tenders for essentially similar projects—which all too often run above the agreed price and schedule. McKinsey’s road-and-bridge-benchmarking tool, which analyzes 17,000 construction projects, helps asset owners understand what projects should cost and at which point in the development process costs and schedules typically go adrift. As such, it is a powerful negotiating and risk-management tool that can help asset owners capture significant value.

E&C benchmarking: Pinpointing the drivers of performance in engineering and construction

Comparing the profit margins of leading engineering and construction companies reveals wide disparities in performance. The causes,... and how to fix them, are uncovered by a three-stage analysis designed to help companies create and capture value.

McKinsey Infrastructure Diagnostic

An algorithm-based pipeline-assessment tool that helps project owners and potential investors evaluate the regulatory and financial... environment.

Infrastructure Spend and Stock (ISS) Database

Governments formulating long-term economic-growth strategies, companies in the infrastructure business scouring the globe for... markets to support their long-term growth ambitions, and investors all require vital information about existing infrastructure assets and future needs. McKinsey’s Infrastructure Spend and Stock database, covering 75 countries, speedily delivers such insights.

IMPACT STORIES

An engineering and construction giant reignites profitable growth

Better strategy and strong leadership pipeline unlock growth, boost revenues, and safeguard margins.

Fresh thinking for a sustainable city

A city cuts public debt and improves services–taking bold steps to reshape key agencies, generate income from state land, and spend taxpayers’ money better.

From gridlock to green light: making city transport work

A congested megacity uses big data and open innovation to deliver rapid improvements in public transit, traffic flows, and infrastructure spend.

From idea to reality: catalyzing the growth of a new city

Cutting-edge real-estate thinking shapes a $5 billion city-center development focused both on commercial succcess and quality living.

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