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Artificial intelligence: Construction technology’s next frontier

– Engineering and construction is behind the curve in implementing artificial intelligence solutions. Based on extensive research, we survey applications and algorithms to help bridge the technology gap.

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The art of project leadership: Delivering the world’s largest projects

– Four mind-sets and eight leadership practices distinguish successful leaders of ultralarge projects.
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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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Reimagining supply-chain collaboration in a low-oil-price environment

– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.

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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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How advanced analytics can benefit infrastructure capital planning

– Asset owners are lagging behind other industries in data analytics. Now’s the time to get going.
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Artificial intelligence: Construction technology’s next frontier

– Engineering and construction is behind the curve in implementing artificial intelligence solutions. Based on extensive research,... we survey applications and algorithms to help bridge the technology gap.
Report

The rail sector’s changing maintenance game

– How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization?
Commentary

Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

– In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise... they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.
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Putting citizens first: How Latin American cities can be smart

– For Latin America’s cities to remain competitive, they must understand their citizens’ experiences and needs—and... design policies accordingly.
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Combating the challenges of urbanization in emerging markets: Lessons from India

– India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds.
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Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
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Yangpu Waterfront: From rustbelt to brainbelt

– Plans are afoot to transform this Shanghai district into a world-class innovation hub. Here’s how leaders hope to overcome... challenges in an emerging city and bring their vision to life.
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Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

– New nuclear power-plant projects are often in the news for delays and cost overruns. Yet there are also compelling success stories... from around the world. Here, we explore some of the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear power plant on time and on budget.
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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
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Public–private collaborations for transforming urban mobility

– Partnerships that let cities take advantage of new mobility services should make urban transportation more accessible, affordable,... and efficient.

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