Master builder is a job, if not a name, that is coming back into vogue. The reason is that master builder is a good description of the role construction firms are now playing in public private partnerships (P3s). In P3s, the design, bid, build (and sometime operate and maintain) process for buildings and infrastructure is undertaken by a consortium led […]

Both Trump and Trudeau are enamoured with getting the private sector involved in public infrastructure projects. But analyzing value for money before deciding what to build, why to build it, how to build it and where to put it, they are putting the cart before the horse. Trudeau is pushing ahead with an Infrastructure Bank whose mandate is to “make […]