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The new age of engineering and construction technology

– New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape.

Industrial projects and portfolios


Small equals big: Unlocking savings in small to midsize capital-project portfolios in chemicals

– Increased rigor in managing smaller chemical projects can help capture significant untapped value.

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.

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.

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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.



Optimizing performance in infrastructure project delivery

– To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.

Out with the old: Why embracing new ideas can transform construction’s poor delivery habits

– Construction lags behind other industries in its ability to manage complex projects, but two new approaches will help close the... gap.

Improving construction productivity

– McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all... players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first.

Construction: The next great tech transformation

– Mired by underdigitization and fragmentation, construction must find a new way to build.

Final approach: Heathrow Airport prepares to land its third runway

– How and why Europe’s largest airport plans to manage a major expansion.

Private money and the public good: Promoting investment in American infrastructure

– Karl Kuchel of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners believes the United States could become a much bigger market.

Creating an infrastructure bank: Principles of success

– The key is to ask, and answer, the right questions.

The debate over private infrastructure financing in the United States

– Financing costs are higher, but the results are worth it.

More than four walls and a roof: Housing as an anchor in times of turbulence

– Singapore shows how an effective housing program can promote social and political stability.

Buying and flying: Next-generation airline procurement

– Airlines have been saving through strong purchasing for decades. But with unit revenues declining, procurement must step up to... the next level.

Stopping the insanity: Three ways to improve contractor-owner relationships on capital projects

– Major capital projects are habitually beset by overruns and delays, but three solutions offer a path out of entrenched dysfunction... and to increased profitability.

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