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Getting ahead of the market: How big data is transforming real estate

– Many real estate firms have long made decisions based on a combination of intuition and traditional, retrospective data. Today, a host of new variables make it possible to paint more vivid pictures of a location’s future risks and opportunities.

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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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Small doesn’t mean unprofitable: Unlocking new value from small-to-medium metal and mining projects

– Managing smaller projects with increased rigor and a through-cycle mentality can help companies to capture significant untapped... value.
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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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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
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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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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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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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How OEMs can succeed in digitized rail infrastructure

– Our research offers a comprehensive picture of the rail-infrastructure-technology industry—and a road map for rolling stock... and rail infrastructure OEMs looking to craft a strategic response to the current megatrends digitization, connectivity, and autonomous-operation technology.
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Capital projects: Creating digital-first organizations

– A new organizational structure and talent strategy can accelerate digitization in capital projects.
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Getting capital projects back on track: Six elements of a successful turnaround

– Leaders don’t want their projects to be in a turnaround situation, but that often happens. Here are some tactics for resolving... problems quickly.
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Collaborative contracting: Making it happen

– Full implementation of integrated project delivery (IPD) or other forms of alliance contracting isn’t for everyone. But... everyone can and should implement collaborative contracting practices today to improve project outcomes.
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How financial products can attract infrastructure capital from institutional investors

– By mitigating key risks of investing in major infrastructure projects in emerging markets, banks, governments, and international... financial institutions can close the funding gap in developing Asia.
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Smarter infrastructure: A solution to the productivity puzzle?

– What elements lay the groundwork for “smart infrastructure,” and how can the public sector drive them?
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How innovation is reshaping Europe’s urban environment

– To stay competitive, real estate leaders must offer new services that address the evolving needs and desires of individuals, companies,... and communities, such as flexibility or sustainability.
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Improving the delivery of road infrastructure across the world

– Five best practices should inform efforts to boost countries’ road-infrastructure delivery systems.
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