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Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

– To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.

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.

Insights from the Global Infrastructure Initiative

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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Bridging global infrastructure gaps

– Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand, and the spending trajectory will lead to worsening gaps. But there are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.



High Speed Two: Britain’s $65 billion rebalancing bet

– Improved rail connectivity could transform development opportunities—and the entire economy—in the United Kingdom.

Learning from experience: How hosting the Olympics can leave a positive legacy

– Careful planning and an eye on the future can help the cities that host them.

Understanding real estate as an investment class

– When it comes to real estate, institutional investors are changing the terms of engagement.

Meeting millennials where they shop: Shaping the future of shopping malls

– The traditional shopping mall is under threat. Here is how to meet the needs of digital customers.

Creating a ‘smart city’ from the ground up in India

– Palava shows a future that may work.

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.

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