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Modular construction: From projects to products

– Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories could dramatically change the way we build. Will modular construction make a sustainable impact this time around?
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The hidden value of improved capital-expenditure management in pharma

– Pharmaceutical companies can reap huge rewards from the hundreds of smaller projects they manage, not just from the occasional... big one. Thinking about value, not just costs, is key.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

– As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable... infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs.
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Optimizing mining feasibility studies: The $100 billion opportunity

– With mining and metals projects becoming increasingly complex, more rigorous feasibility studies help prevent cost and schedule... overruns, and maximize value.
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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.

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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How to win in Asian real estate

– The fragmented real-estate industry in Asia has no clear winner—but lots of opportunities.
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Building self-sustaining public transport: An interview with William Sabandar, president director of MRT Jakarta

– Jakarta’s flagship rapid-transit project has proven successful within its first year. MRT’s director envisions a total... of 230 kilometers of railway alleviating some of the world’s worst congestion.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure for the future of mobility

– Our road and rail infrastructure is not ready for the future of mobility. Owners and operators should act now or risk being left... behind.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Declining bus ridership Improving the efficiency of transit networks

– Transport authorities are navigating lower public-transit ridership, declining air quality, and growing financial pressures. Integrating... bus networks into the broader urban infrastructure is key.
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Unlocking the full potential of city revenues

– A disciplined approach to revenue development has been shown to increase potential additional revenues by 50 percent.
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Fine-tuning the growth engine: M&A in engineering and construction

– The engineering-and-construction sector is seeing a merger wave. To avoid a wipeout, focus on culture, capabilities, and value... capture.
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A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

– What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership?
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Governments can lead construction into the digital era

– New technologies can advance project outcomes in the construction industry. Governments are well-poised to cultivate greater adoption.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Capturing success in major projects: A series of options

– Understanding what makes large-scale real-estate projects different than smaller projects can greatly improve developers’... chances of maximizing profitability.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Conquering Everest: An interview with Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company

– First constructed in the 1930s and decommissioned some 50 years later, the Battersea Power Station has been the focus of numerous... redevelopment projects, none of which were successful. A new, seven-phased approach has helped reverse that trend.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Human-centered design: A win for real-estate stakeholders

– Developers can optimize success rates for major projects by focusing on inhabitants’ health, community, and quality of life.
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