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The next normal in construction: How disruption is reshaping the world’s largest ecosystem

– The COVID-19 crisis looks set to accelerate an overdue transformation of the world’s largest ecosystem. We expect nine shifts to radically change the construction value chain, and offer a blueprint for the next normal ahead.
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Agile delivery of capital projects

– Industry leaders are using the agile approach to reimagine how capital projects are delivered.
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Collaborative contracting: Moving from pilot to scale-up

– Despite the early successes of collaborative-contract adopters, the industry remains hesitant. Five steps can help project owners... better envision the transition toward more collaborative approaches.
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Beyond taller walls: Meeting the resilience challenge of climate risk

– Climate change poses serious threats to infrastructure systems and the human lives that depend on them. It’s time for industry... players to begin building resilience.
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Walking the talk: Best practices for digital construction

– We are taking the advice we typically give our clients and applying it to our own construction project—and we’ll be... sharing the challenges and lessons as we go.

Voices on Infrastructure

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CIB’s Michael Sabia on the future of investment in Canada infrastructure

– Attracting private capital to help finance infrastructure projects is more important than ever, according to Michael Sabia, chair... of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
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Data to the rescue: Embodied carbon in buildings and the urgency of now

– Building companies seeking to make informed materials-procurement choices may confront data that are either lacking or too complex.... A precompetitive consortium has responded with a free, open-source tool that anyone can use to help fill in the gaps.
Interview

Remodeling infrastructure financing: A Q&A with CDPQ Infra’s Macky Tall

– Montréal’s Réseau express métropolitain (REM), a new light-rail network currently under construction,... serves as a model for how investors can help build crucial infrastructure quickly and sustainably.

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The Next Normal – The future of the high-rise: Creating people-centric spaces

As the world becomes more urban, more people will live and work in high-rises. What will that mean for builders, real-estate companies,... and tenants? In this edition, The Next Normal explores the high-rise of 2030.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

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

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Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety.... But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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Delivering on the promise of federal infrastructure funds in states

– Thanks to the combined impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and pandemic-related recovery bills, states and localities... could have a meaningful effect on lives and livelihoods.
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Reimagining the future of financial-services headquarters

– The stakes are high for financial-services firms to reorient their offices around learning, inclusion, and innovation.
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Net-zero emissions in US government fleets

– Through its use of electric vehicles, the US government stands to serve as a role model for accelerating progress in the electrification... journey and reaching net-zero commitments.
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Capital investment is about to surge: Are your operations ready?

– By 2027, about $130 trillion will flood into capital projects. But few organizations today could deliver with the speed and operational... efficiency the influx demands.
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Taking stock of the pandemic’s impact on global aviation

– Although air cargo soared on the tailwinds of increased demand and high freight rates, airlines continued to be the worst performers... in the aviation sector.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Here comes the 21st century’s first big investment wave. Is your capital strategy ready?

– A surge of investment in hard assets will pressure already strained supply chains and project delivery systems. CEOs who transform... their capital strategy fast—and first—may win a competitive edge.
Interview

The rebirth of workspace design: An interview with Gensler co-CEO Diane Hoskins

– As offices consider how to reopen after two years of disruption from COVID-19, Hoskins sees an opportunity to create better, more... human-centric workspaces.
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Fostering an inclusive urban-transit system

– How can we make traveling in cities safer and more comfortable for members of at-risk groups?
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Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate

– Real-estate leaders should revalue assets, decarbonize, and create new business opportunities. Here’s how.
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Green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem

– Collaboration across the value chain is pivotal to decarbonizing the built environment—and it needs to start today.
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