This is a critical time for US infrastructure investments. The need is urgent: The American Society of Civil Engineers' most recent report card gave the country’s infrastructure a D+. And lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are hoping to reach consensus on how to fund the massive infrastructure renewal and construction program. But history has shown how easy it is to invest in the wrong projects (shovel-ready projects that did not in the end bridge the infrastructure gap come to mind).
That is why a forward-looking strategy is important to ensure the government, companies and other stakeholders achieve the full value of the investment—one that delivers the economic, social and environmental benefits as planned.
“With so much political and economic change powering US infrastructure growth, one thing is certain—new and agile strategies will be needed to create the right balance of investor and government effort to build affordable, sustainable infrastructure.”
In our work with governments, investors, multi-lateral development banks and architectural, engineering and construction firms—across more than 70 countries and $3 trillion in infrastructure investment—we have been able to identify five key steps to achieve the most economic, social and environmental benefits from infrastructure investment programs.
Even with the best-laid plans, unanticipated political and economic events can require organizations to change course. In our view, agile strategies are key to managing capital projects and infrastructure, but the specific strategies vary for different stakeholders.
We use a combination of sophisticated tools and rigorous analysis to assist our public and commercial clients in making strategic and planning decisions.
Together, they generate a granular view that offers many advantages, clarifying how and why a particular capital project or portfolio aligns with your business strategy. It also helps create a more precise project definition and a well-defined execution strategy.
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 financing to delivery, and even disposal of the asset.