Trends that will change the world of infrastructure over the next 5 years
Many of the challenges we saw in 2012 carried over into 2013. However the hottest topic has been the continuing inability of governments to bring projects to the market. The public discussion has evolved and the conversation about infrastructure has become more coherent. There is an emerging consensus from the general public that more money needs to be spent on infrastructure although people are still reluctant to dig into their own pockets to pay for it. However, the most important challenge for 2014 is taking that critical next step and improving the flow of projects from a robust pipeline of development into procurement, construction and ultimately operations when the benefits will be felt.