Learning from Past Mistakes on Infrastructure Projects

When we read news reports of failures in newly-constructed massive infrastructure projects endangering lives, we generally assume we are reading about shoddy work performed by Chinese construction companies in China or abroad.  Recent headlines are a stark reminder, however, that U.S. construction companies working on large U.S. infrastructure projects may also be capable of cutting corners and endangering safety and structural integrity.  U.S. construction companies must learn from the past failures of U.S. and Chinese construction companies working on large infrastructure projects if they are to maintain their position of global leadership in large construction projects. (more…)