Blogs

Jim Law

Managing risk for predictable outcomes

Jim Law | Responsible Energy | June 22, 2017
In construction, poor or ineffective risk management can mean trouble. Always, the goal must be surety of outcome—no surprises.
Kevin Feeney

The economic benefits of water

Kevin Feeney | Smart Cities, Water Development | June 5, 2017
By closing the water infrastructure gap, the United States could gain $220 billion in annual economic activity. Additional investments in water and wastewater infrastructure could mean 1.3 million high-quality, above-average-paying jobs.

Sustainable businesses earn their keep

Olivia Gamache | The Sustainable Business Model | May 31, 2017
Today, like never before, big business is expected to take responsibility for things that go far beyond profit margins and the bottom line.
Sutherland_Michael

Big projects: upping value

Michael Sutherland | Smart Cities | April 25, 2017
Typically, governments are the initiators in public-private partnerships, both greenfield and brownfield. Their objective is to improve the lives of their citizens…and deliver infrastructure projects on time and on budget.
Michael Lindsay

Thoughts on the Canadian Infrastructure Bank

Michael Lindsay | April 12, 2017
With its new infrastructure bank, the Government of Canada seems intent on doing public-private-partnership deals very differently. There are three reasons why this approach will make it harder to develop and deliver big projects.
Richard MacRosty

Advanced analytics: industry’s next great thing

Richard MacRosty | Digital Operations | March 24, 2017
Only now, well into the 21st century, is heavy industry beginning to harvest data electronically and leverage its information potential. It may take time and hard work to get the most value from advanced analytics, but the benefits will make the journey worth the effort.