Joost van Houwelingen

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The great rail infrastructure rip-off

Billions needed to fix crumbling rail infrastructure

Megafragility

<b>Do industrial megaprojects over-run because they are badly managed, or because they are big?</b><p><b>It’s mainly because they are big.</b><p><b>In brief:</b><p>There is …

Breaking the mold: How Crossrail’s Innovate 18 program works

A major project in London figures out how to get new ideas flowing.<p><b>Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project.</b> The £14.8 billion rail line …

Innovation

5 Ideas We Need To Steal From Megacities With Great Subways

These transit systems are pioneering ideas–some big, some small–that lead to faster, safer, less stressful cities.<p>The biggest, fastest-growing cities in the world all struggle with public transit. But necessity is the mother of invention, even when it comes to moving vast numbers of people through …

Urban Design

The World's Future MEGAPROJECTS

The Trouble with Megaprojects

Until last Monday, when engineers began hoisting its two-thousand-ton cutterhead to the surface, Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, was stuck a hundred and twenty feet below the streets of Seattle, too damaged to move far forward and incapable of going in reverse. The machine, which …

Project Management

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck

<i>This post was originally published on Dec. 16, 2014, and is being republished now as part of our Seattle series. Unfortunately, the megaproject</i> …

How Culture Determines Your Appetite for Risk

How much control do you have over the risks of your business?<p>Your answer to that question is very closely linked to the culture in which you grew up. If you’re an American or European, you’ll tend to feel (in varying degrees) that you have quite a lot of control. Risk is a specific “thing” capable …

What You Should Know About Megaprojects and Why: An Overview

Project Management Journal, April/May 2014<p>14 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2014 Last revised: 6 Jan 2016<p>University of Oxford - Said Business School<p>Date …

How megaprojects endure mega trouble on the road to infamy

Bent Flyvbjerg’s Iron Law of Megaprojects states they will run over budget and over time, over and over again. How can it be beaten?<p>Building the …

Go underground with the workers who dig NYC's subterranean tunnels

Since 1872, Union 147— or the Sandhogs, as they're popularly known — has worked underground to excavate and construct most subterranean infrastructure projects for the city, clearing and blasting million-year old bedrock and creating tunnels for various uses.<p>Beginning with the foundations for the …

Contingency Management for Megaprojects

Gone are the days when Megaprojects (those costing more than $1B) seemed complex. Today's challenges are on a "Gigaproject" scale.<p>This effort is …

7 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

Most people know they should ask questions at the end of a job interview, but what do you ask? We found some answers.<p><i>Produced by Matt Johnston</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Colorado to California: Hands off our water

Colorado is moving to keep tighter control over its own water supply, rankling drought-stricken western states like California.<p>In the process, Colorado is learning a valuable lesson in interstate diplomacy.<p>James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, initially gave some tough …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

Risk Appetite & Business decisions

<b>By Omar Ripon, Partner, Risk & Capital Advisory at Mazars</b><p><b>Risk Appetite Framework Overview</b><p>Risk Appetite at a high level is a simple formal statement …