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The rising advantage of public-private partnerships

– In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to implement public infrastructure works. Here’s why the benefits of P3 project delivery, not just financing, will continue to shift the market in this direction.

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Small equals big: Unlocking savings in small to midsize capital-project portfolios in chemicals

– Increased rigor in managing smaller chemical projects can help capture significant untapped value.
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How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.
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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.

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Bridging global infrastructure gaps

– Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand, and the spending trajectory will lead to worsening gaps. But there are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.

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Optimizing performance in infrastructure project delivery

– To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.
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Out with the old: Why embracing new ideas can transform construction’s poor delivery habits

– Construction lags behind other industries in its ability to manage complex projects, but two new approaches will help close the... gap.
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Improving construction productivity

– McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all... players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first.
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Construction: The next great tech transformation

– Mired by underdigitization and fragmentation, construction must find a new way to build.
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Final approach: Heathrow Airport prepares to land its third runway

– How and why Europe’s largest airport plans to manage a major expansion.
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Private money and the public good: Promoting investment in American infrastructure

– Karl Kuchel of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners believes the United States could become a much bigger market.
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Creating an infrastructure bank: Principles of success

– The key is to ask, and answer, the right questions.
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The debate over private infrastructure financing in the United States

– Financing costs are higher, but the results are worth it.
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More than four walls and a roof: Housing as an anchor in times of turbulence

– Singapore shows how an effective housing program can promote social and political stability.
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Buying and flying: Next-generation airline procurement

– Airlines have been saving through strong purchasing for decades. But with unit revenues declining, procurement must step up to... the next level.
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Building Asia’s cities of the future

– How one Asian developer is using planning and technology to make cities work for people.

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