A central platform to exchange best practices and ideas guiding the infrastructure and urban development industry in its transformation, and helping it to address its key challenges.


Over the past year, six Working Groups comprised of industry leaders, academics and experts met regularly to develop and analyse innovative ideas, their impact, the barriers to implementing solutions and the way forward to overcoming obstacles and implementing modern approaches in the construction and engineering industry.

The outcome of this work is presented here in the form of insight articles proposing innovative solutions on how to address the construction sector’s key challenges. Each Working Group Lead is introducing the topic in the following fundamental challenge areas:

1. Project Delivery – Creating certainty of timely delivery and to budget, and generally improving the productivity of the construction sector

2. Lifecycle Performance – Reducing the life cycle costs of assets and designing for re-use

3. Sustainability – Achieving carbon-neutral assets and reducing waste in the course of construction

4. Affordability – Creating high-quality, affordable infrastructure and housing

5. Disaster Resilience – Making infrastructure and buildings resilient to climate change and natural disasters

6. Flexibility, Liveability and Well-being – Creating infrastructure and buildings that improve the well-being of end-users

All Challenges

Life-Cycle Concepts in Infrastructure Asset Management

The challenge Three different asset classes constitute real assets: buildings, grid-based infrastructure and natural resources. The assets subject to categorization along these classes differ substantially and therefore refer to different concepts when it comes to management and organizational strategies. For example, they display different degrees of asset specificity and risk of cascading effects. Infrastructures perform […]

Expanding the Use of Lessons Learned to the Global Project Environment

The challenge Restricting lessons-learned data to primary, in-house stakeholders significantly reduces their effectiveness and limits their potential benefit to project improvement.  Failure to learn from one’s or others’ mistakes guarantees they will be repeated. Lessons-learned programmes are implemented to prevent this repetition, ensuring that formal and informal knowledge and experience are effectively collected and shared. […]