The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has launched Improving Delivery Models, an online initiative that showcases proven delivery model improvements that enhance the quality of infrastructure.

Many of the challenges faced in delivering infrastructure can be traced back to the early processes of choosing the delivery model and structuring the project. GI Hub’s initiative aims to help practitioners, policymakers and decisionmakers address this challenge by identifying improvements prior to planning, design and procurement of infrastructure projects.

In consultation with G20 governments and in collaboration with Jacobs, the GI Hub created a framework of challenges and improvements, supported by case studies, an overview of contractual models, and a library of key reference documents that offer guidance for users to select the best model for their projects and tailor the chosen model to meet their objectives.

GI Hub CEO Marie Lam-Frendo said “Infrastructure investment plays a significant role in economic growth and is a critical part of the transition to a more sustainable and resilient world. Yet to achieve these outcomes, the public and private sectors need to rethink how they deliver infrastructure. By showcasing evidence-based improvements in delivery models, GI Hub hopes to improve infrastructure delivery and achieve more sustainable, inclusive and resilient outcomes around the world.”

Aligned with the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment, the initiative aims to improve delivery efficiency and address common challenges. Its online resources offer guidance to:

  • Plan and resource projects
  • Define procurement, packaging, and risk strategies at an early stage
  • Build capabilities and capacities needed for success
  • Improve contractor relationships and cost estimation accuracy
  • Deliver better whole-of-life management of infrastructure projects.

Featured image: The Cross River Rail is a new 10.2-km rail line in Brisbane, Australia, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River. (GI Hub)

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