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Collaborative contracting: Moving from pilot to scale-up

– Despite the early successes of collaborative-contract adopters, the industry remains hesitant. Five steps can help project owners better envision the transition toward more collaborative approaches.
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Solving Africa’s infrastructure paradox

– There is need and available funding, together with a large pipeline of potential projects—but not enough money is being... spent.
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Four ways governments can get the most out of their infrastructure projects

– Best practices can help governments invest in infrastructure that expands the economy and better serves the public.
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Managing a moonshot: Keeping large industrial projects on track

– Smarter capital expenditure management can save large industrial companies up to 25 percent on every project.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies... move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.

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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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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Building Change: Opportunities in disruption

– Industry leaders convened to address environmental and technological disruptions, their impacts on the infrastructure industry,... and paths for moving forward.
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Developing the digital construction workforce A Q&A with Greg Bentley

– New skills and new entrants are needed in infrastructure-project delivery. Fortunately, the workforce of the future might be closer... to home than expected.
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Empowering talent: Women in energy, resources, and infrastructure

– The energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors are low on a crucial source of talent: women. New data shed light on the size... of the problem—and point to potential solutions.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

More diversity, more complexity: Is your culture evolving fast enough?

– Infrastructure builds hard assets—but rising complexity and diversity mean that the soft skills will matter more for future... success, say infrastructure experts Greg Stanmore and Bruce Williamson.
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Shifting the status quo in energy: An interview with Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

– It’s more important than ever for leaders to overcome fears and embrace the new energy landscape. Empowering consumers to... make informed decisions can help.
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The impact and opportunities of automation in construction

– The current labor shortage is just one reason why automation, if approached in the right way, could have a positive effect on... the construction industry.
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Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.
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Six emerging trends in facilities management sourcing

– Outsourcing, workplace strategies, and technology innovations hold immense potential for companies seeking to reduce costs and... improve productivity in facilities management.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Pivoting to modular construction: An interview with Mark Skender

– Achieving a fully integrated modular construction offering relies on pragmatic leadership and a people-first culture.
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Working together to tackle the UK housing crisis

– Encouraging UK governments and construction companies to scale modern methods of construction can help address concerns over diminishing... housing as well as prepare the emerging workforce to manage it.
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Breaking the mold: The construction players of the future

– The engineering and construction industry, long berated for lagging behind in terms of digitalization, is picking up steam. New... business models are changing the game.
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