Keys to successful capital project delivery

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Technology is transforming the infrastructure industry

Traditionally, capital projects and infrastructure has relied on predictable, engineering-driven, and often labor-intensive methods to delivery major projects. But the industry is changing fast.

A wide array of disruptive, breakthrough technologies­ ­– such as drones, 3D printing, augmented reality, and more – are rapidly transforming the way infrastructure is built and operated, and bringing major implications for the entire delivery process.

“The truth is 97.5% of projects fail to be delivered on time, on budget or to their original specification, according to a recent PwC survey.”

Daryl Walcroft, PwCUS Leader, Capital Projects & Infrastructure

A Project Excellence framework to ensure successful project delivery 

Capital projects and mega projects are inherently complex - and prone to failure. While technology may be radically changing some aspects of the capital project and infrastructure industry, old problems still remain. 

In our experience, most projects run into delivery problems for reasons that are remarkably consistent and predictable: poor cost estimating and cost forecasting, a lack of clear scope definition, inexperience in managing large construction projects, unclear contract terms, and a failure to implement appropriate integrated governance.

Fortunately, the factors that help ensure project success are also well-established by now. At PwC, we call it the Process Excellence Framework - a set of six capabilities that work together in a holistic way and coordinated way to deliver project success.

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How PwC can help

To ensure successful project delivery, we assist clients with Project Assurance, Project Excellence, Strategic PMO, and Technology.

In addition, our team of 1,000 engineering, business, finance, and government experts, can offer you full coverage support extending over the entire project lifecycle - from strategy to finance to delivery, and even disposal of the asset.


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Daryl Walcroft

Principal, US Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader, PwC US

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