Insights on Engineering, Construction & Building Materials

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Road work ahead: The emerging revolution in the road construction industry

– Four technology trends could help improve road functionality, construction, and maintenance, creating opportunities for greater safety, efficiency, and economic success.
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What infrastructure stimulus investments could be the most important for governments to pursue now and why?

– Industry leaders weigh in on what infrastructure stimulus investments governments may want to prioritize in the near term as they... consider economic recovery.
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Rise of the platform era: The next chapter in construction technology

– The construction technology ecosystem is shifting toward integrated software platforms that better serve customer needs. Significant... opportunities exist for strategic and financial investors.

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Debate: Funding infrastructure investment in a post-COVID-19 economy

– Harvard economists Larry Summers and Ed Glaeser debate how to fund infrastructure investment in a post-COVID world.
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The effect of government stimulus on commercial real estate amid COVID-19

– Governments have used a variety of measures to support commercial real estate and their tenants through COVID-19—with mixed... results for both parties. What opportunity exists for new approaches?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing society’s pain points: An interview with the CEO of Ayala Corporation

– Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala reflects on Asia’s imperative, and his own, to find inclusive and creative solutions to complex... and uncertain challenges.
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The next normal in construction material distribution

– How disruption is reshaping distribution and logistics in the world’s largest ecosystem.
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Agile delivery of capital projects

– Industry leaders are using the agile approach to reimagine how capital projects are delivered.
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Beyond taller walls: Meeting the resilience challenge of climate risk

– Climate change poses serious threats to infrastructure systems and the human lives that depend on them. It’s time for industry... players to begin building resilience.
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CIB’s Michael Sabia on the future of investment in Canada infrastructure

– Attracting private capital to help finance infrastructure projects is more important than ever, according to Michael Sabia, chair... of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
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Data to the rescue: Embodied carbon in buildings and the urgency of now

– Building companies seeking to make informed materials-procurement choices may confront data that are either lacking or too complex.... A precompetitive consortium has responded with a free, open-source tool that anyone can use to help fill in the gaps.
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Remodeling infrastructure financing: A Q&A with CDPQ Infra’s Macky Tall

– Montréal’s Réseau express métropolitain (REM), a new light-rail network currently under construction,... serves as a model for how investors can help build crucial infrastructure quickly and sustainably.
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Walking the talk: Best practices for digital construction

– We are taking the advice we typically give our clients and applying it to our own construction project—and we’ll be... sharing the challenges and lessons as we go.
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To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land

– The buzz about vehicles flying above hides the infrastructure challenge below.
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