Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking engineering and construction
October 2016

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


Imagining construction’s digital future

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

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.

Engineering the future of maritime trade

– Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal.

A culture of improvement: Defining the role of scale and sustainability in building big projects

– An interview with Jacqueline Hinman

How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

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

Videos from our Global Infrastructure Initiative


Disruptive new delivery models

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


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.



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.