Infrastructure

2000 projects worldwide over the past 5 years

We help our clients decide what to build, how to do it more affordably and quickly, and how to enhance the existing infrastructure.

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OUR PEOPLE

Robert Palter

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

Nicklas Garemo

Senior Partner, Abu Dhabi
Uses his expertise in infrastructure and operations to advise clients on strategy, organization, and operational effectiveness; specializes in...

Stefan Matzinger

Senior Partner, Hong Kong
Advises government entities, engineering and construction firms, developers, and investors on strategy, organization, and operational effectiveness.

FEATURED CAPABILITIES

Infrastructure Projects Analytics Tool

Gathering credible, standardized market data to inform strategy and capital-spending decisions in a highly fragmented market is essential but difficult. McKinsey’s Infrastructure Projects Analytics Tool (IPAT) can help, by tracking up to 60 characteristics of more than 70,000 projects worldwide.

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.

Infrastructure diagnostic: Measuring performance helps governments get more for their money

Governments facing vast spending on infrastructure to support economic growth must ensure effective delivery. McKinsey’s infrastructure... diagnostic enables them to measure their delivery performance against international best practice and identify where opportunities lie to get more for their money.

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.

FEATURED PUBLICATION

Issue

Voices on Infrastructure, Number 3

– Voices on Infrastructure brings together perspectives on the $57 trillion infrastructure challenge from the public and private sector, industry and academia. These articles address the question: How do we deliver infrastructure for a planet of 9 billion people?

NEW AT MCKINSEY

Blog post

Digging deep on the Transbay Tunnel

– The proposed Transbay Tunnel would be one of California’s largest infrastructure projects and could help maintain the growth trajectory of the $700bn regional economy.

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Global Infrastructure Initiative

Since 2012, McKinsey & Company’s Global Infrastructure Initiative has convened many of the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure to identify opportunities to optimize the $9 trillion in annual investments and take action to drive industry-wide change.

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