Blogs

Dave Van Rensburg

Three things to keep in mind for port master planning

David Van Rensburg | The Sustainable Business Model, Smart Cities | July 10, 2017
Typically, master plans for ports tend to focus on the physical requirements needed to meet the demands of the market. There are three critical factors that planners should bear in mind when considering options for new ones.
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.
Olivia Gamache

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 | Smart Cities | 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.