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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly on distressed projects.

Industrial projects and portfolios


How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

– The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.

How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.

Productivity at the mine face: Pointing the way forward

– Many mine operators could learn from industry leaders that are pursuing productivity-enhancing approaches.

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Voices on Infrastructure: The future of real estate

Voices on Infrastructure: The future of real estate

– One of the world’s most interesting industries, real estate contributes significantly to global GDP; it is also the bedrock of urbanization and has created immense wealth. But it is difficult to understand. Real estate is local in character, extremely cyclical, and often characterized by information asymmetry and lack of transparency. This issue of Voices explores the trends shaping the future of the industry, including customer-centricity, functional design, disruptive technology, transit-oriented development, and investment in emerging markets.

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Indian railways: On the fast track to growth

– The world’s third-largest rail network is at an inflection point. The Indian Government has laid out a number of initiatives to... transform the sector: this report examines Indian Railways’ challenges and opportunities as it seeks to accelerate investment, diversify operations, and improve customer satisfaction.

Engineering the future of maritime trade

– Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Learn from the past, build for the future: Saudi Arabia’s new city on the Red Sea

– To build a city from scratch, create a solid economic foundation.

Sending the right infrastructure message

– How governments can encourage private-sector infrastructure investment.

‘One Belt and One Road’: Connecting China and the world

– China is leading the effort to create the world’s largest economic platform.

Public space and public values

– Copenhagen-based architect Helle Søholt discusses why residents of cities are the center of her urban-planning projects.

Using ‘asset genetics’ to unlock hidden capital

– Understanding an infrastructure asset’s unique characteristics can extend its life span—and save money.

Beating the low-productivity trap: How to transform construction operations

– Engineering and construction companies suffer from low margins and relatively low productivity. They can do better.

The power of collective action: Forging a global role for mayors

– By working together, cities can help solve global problems.

Imagining construction’s digital future

– The industry needs to change; here’s how to manage it.

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