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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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 projects: Creating digital-first organizations

– A new organizational structure and talent strategy can accelerate digitization in capital projects.
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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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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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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?
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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