Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking engineering and construction
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Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking engineering and construction

While prospects for the engineering and construction sectors are promising, it also faces challenges including falling commodity prices, declining productivity, delays, cost overruns, increasing competition, and disruptive technologies. This issue of Voices on Infrastructure examines how the industry can do better.

Articles in this issue

Article

Imagining construction’s digital future

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

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.
Commentary

Engineering the future of maritime trade

– Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Article

How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

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

Videos from our Global Infrastructure Initiative

Video

Disruptive new delivery models

Senior executives from Bechtel and AECOM discuss their companies' adoption of disruptive technologies.

Video

China’s “One Belt, One Road’: From theory to reality

Senior partners Kevin Sneader and Joe Ngai discuss the complex vision of One Belt, One Road and its potential impact.

Podcast

Podcast

Enabling innovation in the construction sector

Entrepreneurs and tech companies are exceptional at creating environments that inspire innovation. The construction sector has been less successful, typically pursuing only incremental change, resulting in flat productivity gains over the past 30 years. This GII 2015 panel discusses what it takes to revolutionize construction when fragmentation, cultural resistance, and risk aversion stand in the way.

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