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A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

– What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership?

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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.
Rapport - 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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Governments can lead construction into the digital era

– New technologies can advance project outcomes in the construction industry. Governments are well-poised to cultivate greater adoption.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Capturing success in major projects: A series of options

– Understanding what makes large-scale real-estate projects different than smaller projects can greatly improve developers’... chances of maximizing profitability.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Conquering Everest: An interview with Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company

– First constructed in the 1930s and decommissioned some 50 years later, the Battersea Power Station has been the focus of numerous... redevelopment projects, none of which were successful. A new, seven-phased approach has helped reverse that trend.
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AI in production: A game changer for manufacturers with heavy assets

– Companies with heavy assets are improving throughput, energy consumption, and profit per hour with customized AI solutions.
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Air-mobility solutions: What they’ll need to take off

– Innovators are designing air taxis and delivery drones. But these won’t take flight unless stakeholders accelerate investment... in air-mobility infrastructure.
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Critical resilience: Adapting infrastructure to repel cyberthreats

– As the digital world becomes increasingly connected, it is no longer possible for infrastructure owners and operators to remain... agnostic in the face of evolving cyberthreats. Here’s what they can do to build an integrated cyberdefense.
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From resource to asset: Building a water-resilient Singapore

– The country’s long-term vision, use of innovative technologies, and stakeholder engagement efforts have been critical to... its success.
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Getting infrastructure projects right: A legal adviser’s view on standardization

– To promote wider adoption of document and process standardization in the infrastructure industry, public- and private-sector organizations... should foster greater collaboration during the early stages of project development.
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Climate resilience: Asset owners need to get involved now

– Climate-related risks are on the rise, and our critical infrastructure is underprepared. Both public and private infrastructure... owners should pursue three actions immediately to shore up our assets.
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Future-proofing infrastructure often means going back to basics

– In the effort to tackle the backlog of infrastructure maintenance in the United States, five steps can help prioritize projects... to not only meet the greatest needs but also build resilience.
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Smarter cities are resilient cities

– Technology and data can help cities absorb future growth and weather any shocks that come their way.
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