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This report provides an assessment of the state of regulatory governance in infrastructure industries in Brazil and to suggest possible indicators for future monitoring, while also providing a ranking among Brazillian regulators.
This paper discusses the regulation of water and sanitation services in urban areas.
This report outlines how in recent years Armenia has made significant strides in reforming the water sector by developing policies, enacting laws, and drawing up plans, programs and strategies aimed at improving water service provision
One of the main challenges in introducing PPPs lies in the proper definition of governance structures for all actors.
The purpose of this brief note is to set out a checklist of issues which need to be considered when assessing the likely economic impact of regulatory reform.
This report looks into developing policies for Angola in the energy, water, transport and communcations sector in order to enhance the private participation in the rebuilding and development in the countries infrastructure.
This report indicates that although privatization, competitive restructuring, and regulatory reforms improve infrastructure performance, several issues must be considered and conditions met for these measures to achieve their public interest goals.
Crossrail is a railway project being constructed in London, United Kingdom, by Crossrail Ltd – a subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL). The project aims to provide a high-frequency passenger railway service underneath the City of London from east to west, connecting several major underground railway lines.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital representation of an asset(s) that can be used in infrastructure delivery from planning through to Operation, Management and Maintenance (OMM). SNCF Gares & Connexions (SNCF), a rail station developer, operator and manager in France found that as it developed its stations and services resulting in increased passengers, it required a greater technical understanding of these assets. SNCF Gares & Connexions ( SNCF) looked to BIM as a solution but found that existing BIM solutions did not adequately meet all its requirements.
London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage overflow the system each year and end up in the River Thames. The GBP4.2 billion (USD5.7 billion) Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) is being built to tackle the problem for at least the next 120 years and enable the United Kingdom to meet European environmental standards.
TEAM2100 is delivering the first 10 years of the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme. The programme covers tidal flood defences as recommended by the 100-year Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100) plan, which sets out how to manage increasing tidal flood risk from rising sea levels and deteriorating assets to the end of the century.
British Airports Authority (BAA), a major airport operator, constructed Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5), the largest construction project in Europe in the early 2000s. To achieve the desired outcomes to budget, time and quality, BAA decided it needed a model to actively manage the risk on the project. It developed a bespoke relational contract (T5 agreement) for use with its T5 tier 1 suppliers, including architects and engineering design consultants, and general and specialised contractors and manufacturers.
The Gateway Review Process, developed by the United Kingdom Office of Government Commerce (OGC) (a Treasury office) in the early 2000s, is a process now used by several jurisdictions around the world that aims to give greater scrutiny and oversight to major projects throughout their lifecycle.
HS2 is a new high-speed rail line that in Phase One will connect London with Birmingham, and later with Manchester and Leeds. It will serve over 25 stations connecting around 30 million people and will significantly improve travel times between London and the Midlands.
Digital Design-Built Policies are coherent plans for digital infrastructure delivery which align with recognised industry standards and frameworks. They seek to digitise the asset lifecycle by requiring the use of specific digital technologies in the design and construction process.
Preparations for the London 2012 Olympics involved 137 projects each in separate contracts of varying scale, from major works including the 80,000-seat Olympic stadium, through to preparation works at small-scale competition spaces. The program was delivered amid a local environment of heavy government, media, regulatory, and public scrutiny that demanded the program be delivered on-time with positive health and safety, quality, and environmental and sustainability outcomes .
This case study explores the fast-paced delivery of the reconstruction of the bridge which was viewed as a national challenge and imperative. Resources exploring lessons learnt from the collapse itself can be found in Further References .
France's infrastructure procurement processes rank among the best in the world. In combination with strong financial markets and a regulatory framework that supports the creation of new businesses, this promotes competition among providers and helps bring better value for money and higher quality outcomes from investment.
Germany's regulatory frameworks and permit rules support the creation of new businesses and provide strong protections against business insolvency for creditors