Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

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Accelerating late-stage construction: Mastering the sprint finish

– Major projects in late stages of construction face unique challenges that can drive substantial delays and cost blowouts. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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How analytics can drive smarter engineering and construction decisions

– Three applications illustrate how companies are beginning to embrace data-driven solutions while establishing a foundation for... future initiatives.
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Seizing opportunity in today’s construction technology ecosystem

– A new analysis of the construction technology ecosystem finds emerging trends, constellations of solutions, and an ever-increasing... universe of technology use cases that are disrupting the way we plan, design, and execute projects.
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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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The best ideas from the 2018 Global Infrastructure Initiative

– Several ideas that came out of our recent Global Infrastructure Initiative summit could help the capital projects and infrastructure... industry make strides.

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.
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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Accelerating late-stage construction: Mastering the sprint finish

– Major projects in late stages of construction face unique challenges that can drive substantial delays and cost blowouts. But... it doesn’t have to be this way.
Commentary

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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How can the private and public sectors work together to create smart cities?

– Smart-city experts share examples of successful public–private partnerships from around the world.
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From heavy industry to modern tech hub

– Negotiating an economic transition is complicated. The experience of Jinan offers five lessons for other Chinese cities.
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Building across borders: The state of internationalization in European public construction tenders

– Based on an analysis of more than 150,000 public construction contracts across 15 countries, we explore strategies for moving... toward a more international construction-tender market.
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Laying the foundation for success in the connected-building era

– Connected buildings could introduce a new way of working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream.
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Thriving amid turbulence: Imagining the cities of the future

– Four major forces are shaping cities of the future. How can they thrive in the face of challenges and change?
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