Capital projects & infrastructure insights

Why successful delivery of infrastructure projects is more vital than ever for the global economy – putting Programme Assurance centre stage

Since returning recently to the UK from the Middle East, there has been a blizzard of Brexit coverage.
[12-08-2016]


Funding or financing? Untangling a policy confusion

When advising the public sector on projects, I’ve often found my clients can be confused between the meaning of 'financing' and 'funding'.
[08-08-2016]


Financing major projects in turbulent times: why government must prioritise, streamline and renegotiate – and be prepared to invest and innovate

Perhaps more than ever before, today’s global environment for major public infrastructure projects is characterised by uncertainty and volatility.
[13-07-2016]


Transforming lives: Building a future-ready skills base

Today, employee recruitment and development tend to focus strongly on technical skills, and less on ‘softer’ skills, like team-building, influencing and stakeholder management. These skills, however, can be equally vital to the success of major projects. This article addresses the question of talent and how to bridge the current skills gaps in these projects.
[03-05-2016]


Navigating the shifting global landscape of nuclear power demands a firm grasp both of overarching principles – and specific local factors

As governments worldwide strive to work out how to keep the lights on in a post-COP21 world, it’s increasingly clear that nuclear power generation is set to play a more pivotal role in the future global energy mix. Yet given the complex web of factors at play, it’s equally evident that there’s no single one-size-fits-all solution to the challenging nature of nuclear power projects.
[10-02-2016]


Transforming lives: creating a compelling vision for the UK's major projects

Despite consistently delivering iconic public infrastructure, the capital projects industry is widely misunderstood – as is the underlying rationale for much of what it delivers. This article discusses how this gap can be filled.
[05-11-2015]


The role and impact of specialist investors in UK infrastructure

A study evaluating the early effects of the revolution in ownership which has swept across the UK’s infrastructure backbone.
[28-10-2015]


Transforming lives: a masterplan to make capital projects more successful

The industry, responsible for delivering major capital projects, has an opportunity to innovate and drive higher value. This article looks at the five areas where the right actions today could create a more successful, profitable and innovative industry tomorrow.
[18-09-2015]


Capital Projects and Infrastructure

This report provides in-depth insight into the realities of infrastructure delivery across countries, regions and development corridors in sub-Saharan Africa.
[04-01-2015]


Building beyond ambition

We asked 130 of our region’s most prominent project owners, developers, contractors advisors, and financiers to tell us their views on their industry. What’s their experience on the ground? How confident are they? Are they seeing more disputes? What are the delivery issues they face? Can they access funding?
[04-01-2015]


Connectivity and growth

Connectivity and growth – Directions of travel for airport investments.
[27-11-2014]


Building beyond ambition

We asked 130 of our region’s most prominent project owners, developers, contractors advisors, and financiers to tell us their views on their industry. What’s their experience on the ground? How confident are they? Are they seeing more disputes? What are the delivery issues they face? Can they access funding?
[14-07-2014]


Cities of Opportunity

Working with the project economists of Oxford Economics, PwC’s global capital projects and infrastructure team has gone one step further by analysing the Cities data from the perspective of the traditional and social infrastructure needed to make cities work and grow. This study focuses on current infrastructure provision and unmet demand among the cities and forecasts the levels of potential urban infrastructure in each of the 27 locations, showing a number of surprises today as well as great levels of potential growth in the future.
[29-12-2013]


Risk resilience

In the wake of a disaster, entire communities—public officials, business leaders, local residents—have united to “build back better.” In the face of sometimes insurmountable odds, they have found ways to rebuild smarter, stronger, and safer. They are successful because before the disaster struck, they had already laid the groundwork by fortifying their physical, digital, and societal infrastructure in an effort to better mitigate and manage disaster risk.
[29-12-2013]


The “new normal” for airport investment

The “new normal” for airport investment. Airlines and airports today are looking at an uncertain future. This world of uncertainty is the “new normal”. Instead of planning for a new phase of constant straight line growth, sector players will need a strategy for operating within this new set of conditions. We explore the key impacts of the “new normal” and the ideas of how best to cope with its challenges.
[14-11-2013]


Capital Markets: The Rise of Non-Bank Infrastructure Project Finance

There is a growing need for large-scale infrastructure projects around the world. The challenge is finding innovative ways for value-adding infrastructure to be funded and financed in a manner that is sustainable for both governments and infrastructure users.
[06-10-2013]


Global construction 2025

Sponsored by PwC, Global Construction 2025 is the third in a series of major global studies of the construction and engineering industry to be published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics.
[01-07-2013]


Correcting the course of capital projects

How planning ahead can help capital project owners avoid time and cost overruns down the road.
[23-06-2013]


New realities for construction: The comprehensive spending review

Challenges and opportunities have emerged for construction from the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), here we highlight ways the sector must respond positively.
[01-06-2012]


Selling HS2 - Delivering a return on government's investment

Funding report illustrating the potential proceeds from the sale of High Speed 2 (HS2) rail and key actions to achieve best value.
[03-04-2012]


Investing in Transportation: Doing more with less

A PwC survey of five countries illustrates how transportation investment frameworks can help prioritise projects and measure performance.
[11-03-2012]


Infrastructure investment in the wake of crisis

Our latest Talking Points publication argues for continued investment in infrastructure, despite the global financial crisis.
[06-02-2012]


The impact of the Water White Paper on infrastructure investors

A webcast aimed at infrastructure investors to help them understand how the Water White Paper will impact their investment in water companies.
[06-02-2012]