Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Article

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.
Article

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.
Report

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.
Article

High stakes: How investors can manage risk in the new infrastructure environment

– Technology is disrupting construction on multiple fronts. What are the consequences for infrastructure-investment managers?
Article

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.

Industrial projects and portfolios

Report

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

– Four mind-sets and eight leadership practices distinguish successful leaders of ultralarge projects.
Article

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.
Article

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.

Featured publication

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.

Global Infrastructure Initiative

A global platform to exchange ideas and pursue new solutions

Learn more

Voices on Infrastructure

A quarterly collection of curated insights by McKinsey and industry leaders

Want to learn more about how we help clients in Capital Projects & Infrastructure?

MORE INSIGHTS

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
Report

Elements of success: Urban transportation systems of 24 global cities

– Defining the aspects of mobility that function well or need improvement is a critical part of decision making for large cities.
Interview

Construction in the cloud: An interview with Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software

– As construction moves into the cloud, here’s what industry leaders must do to lay the groundwork for change.
Article

Going digital to advance infrastructure delivery: The open information project

– Owners and contractors can share “integrated project delivery” benefits on any project—including digital work... flows and increased visibility—through a connected data environment.
Article

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.
Article

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.
Article

How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction

– Our research showed that OEMs in North America should focus on five core areas to take advantage of the changing landscape.
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.
Article

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.
Article

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.
Interview

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.
Article

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.
Article

Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

– Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the... evolving landscape.
Article

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.
Report

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.
Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Try removing some filters.

Connect with our Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice