Case study: Time limits and cost overruns on a large-scale transport infrastructure project

Three years after the Rapibus was commissioned, the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) mandated Strategia Conseil to conduct an independent review of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project built in 2013.  The objectives of the mandate were:  Clearly explain cost and time variances and their causes;  Identify the strengths and weaknesses of project management and [...]
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What is Big Data

Using Big Data to reduce risks and optimize infrastructures

Most of the world’s population lives in cities. In fact, according to the Brookings Institute, 75% of people will be living in cities by 2050. All over the world, cities are facing the inevitable consequences of rapid growth.  Citizens are expecting always more from their cities. They want to ensure their quality of life. They […]
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The business case: a mandatory step in construction

The Directive sur la gestion des projets majeurs d’infrastructure publique (the “Directive”), the Directive on management of major public infrastructure projects, makes it clear that the presentation of a “dossier d’opportunité”, or business case, is now a mandatory step in the startup phase of a project considered to be major according to the criteria determined […]
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5 methods for resolving construction disputes

How much time did you spend managing conflicts at work this week? A study conducted in the United States reveals that employees spend an average of 2.8 hours a week managing conflicts (ref). Now imagine that you are directing a major construction project, with a high level of technical complexity, that requires the cooperation of […]
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