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Unlocking private-sector financing in emerging-markets infrastructure

– Three levers can help governments and development finance institutions increase private-sector financing for infrastructure, narrowing some of the sector’s largest investment gaps.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies... move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.
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Managing a moonshot: Keeping large industrial projects on track

– Smarter capital expenditure management can save large industrial companies up to 25 percent on every project.
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Modular construction: From projects to products

– Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular... construction make a sustainable impact this time around?
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Optimizing mining feasibility studies: The $100 billion opportunity

– With mining and metals projects becoming increasingly complex, more rigorous feasibility studies help prevent cost and schedule... overruns, and maximize value.

Industrial projects and portfolios

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Avoiding mistakes of the past: A CEO’s checklist in a commodity upswing

– Having recovered from a downturn, miners are ready to build again. These nine core actions can improve the industry’s poor... project-delivery track record.
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Capital project value improvement in the 21st century: Trillions of dollars in the offing

– A holistic and practical approach can increase project value by making capital spending more efficient.
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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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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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Six emerging trends in facilities management sourcing

– Outsourcing, workplace strategies, and technology innovations hold immense potential for companies seeking to reduce costs and... improve productivity in facilities management.
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Pivoting to modular construction: An interview with Mark Skender

– Achieving a fully integrated modular construction offering relies on pragmatic leadership and a people-first culture.
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Working together to tackle the UK housing crisis

– Encouraging UK governments and construction companies to scale modern methods of construction can help address concerns over diminishing... housing as well as prepare the emerging workforce to manage it.
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Breaking the mold: The construction players of the future

– The engineering and construction industry, long berated for lagging behind in terms of digitalization, is picking up steam. New... business models are changing the game.
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Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization

– The European Union’s liberalization of the commercial long-distance passenger-rail market will have sizable impact for both operators... and investors, potentially benefiting the entire rail industry.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Changing the game: A conversation with Katerra’s Michael Marks

– As Katerra strives to digitally disrupt the construction industry and “productize” the way we build, CEO Michael Marks... discusses lessons learned and aspirations.
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Modular construction: Priorities for real-estate developers

– Real-estate developers are in prime position to lead the shift to modular construction. Crafting their product strategies and... supplier partnerships are good places to start.
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Australia’s infrastructure innovation imperative

– For 30 years, Australia has helped lead innovation in infrastructure planning, financing, and delivery. New challenges now create... a need for change in prioritisation, design, and productivity.
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Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?

– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to... the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.
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How to win in Asian real estate

– The fragmented real-estate industry in Asia has no clear winner—but lots of opportunities.
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The hidden value of improved capital-expenditure management in pharma

– Pharmaceutical companies can reap huge rewards from the hundreds of smaller projects they manage, not just from the occasional... big one. Thinking about value, not just costs, is key.
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