Thinking by Market - Government

Data Centres - exploring the trend

Data centre

Four of Aurecon’s Data and ICT experts explore the latest thinking surrounding the current and future state of data centres globally.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Data centres, Property, Government
Expertise: Telecommunications infrastructure, Data and ICT facilities

A critical analysis of the coastal management act

Cape Town, South Africa

With the promulgation and enactment of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, a paradigm shift in coastal management has occurred in South Africa.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Ports and terminals, Environmental management

Water infrastructure assets: An integrated approach to programme, portfolio and project delivery

Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant, Australia

Aurecon’s Programme, Portfolio and Project Delivery Leader John Mason says that programme and portfolio management offer benefits to the planning, delivery and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Markets: Water, Government
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design

The transition towards a sustainable Public Private Partnership regime

The transition towards a sustainable Public Private Partnership regime

Governments across the world are increasingly embracing the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to deliver infrastructure services.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Infrastructure advisory, Infrastructure design

Challenges for programmes

Nova Vida, Angola

In our third thinking paper focussing on programme management, we discuss what challenges programmes experience and how is it possible to identify when a programme is experiencing difficulties.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Programme and project management, Health

Creating efficient, liveable cities

A picture of an Africa city

In this interview, Deon Pretorius, Aurecon’s Land Development Services Leader in Cape Town, describes some of the barriers to creating efficient cities as well as current trends and the solutions and innovations Aurecon is leveraging to help our clients ‘get it right’.

Markets: Government, Property
Expertise: Environmental management, Urbanisation, Infrastructure design, Integrated planning

How does programme management differ from project management?

Queensland Children Hospital

In this, our second thinking paper focussing on programme management, we discuss the differences between programme and project management and what is required to deliver programmes effectively at the highest level.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Geospatial systems, Programme and project management

Will urbanisation break the big cities?


Currently, about 60 million people move into cities every year. That’s more than one million more people arriving every week, in a city somewhere in the world, each with an expectation of better access to jobs, better education for their children, better health-care and a better quality of life.

Markets: Data & telecommunications, Energy, Transmission and distribution, Water, Government
Expertise: Urbanisation, Health

HUB-id projects

Optimising land use, operational efficiency, light rail system, integrated urban design

Markets: Construction, Government, Property, Transport, Land development
Expertise: Environmental management, Integrated planning

360° Magazine - Transforming transport

In this issue of Aurecon’s 360° magazine, Transforming Transport looks at the complex issues around moving people and resources in a world experiencing massive population growth and urbanisation.

Markets: Property, Transport, Government
Expertise: Airports, Environmental management, Programme and project management, Rail and rail systems

Project drivers

Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Australia

Every major project is unique, encompassing different sponsor and stakeholder environments, different objectives and external influences.

Markets: Construction, Data & telecommunications, Defence, Energy, Government, International development assistance, Resources , Property, Transport, Water
Expertise: Programme and project management

Disaster response planning

Aurecon's team work on disaster management mapping for Rwanda's National DRM plan.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM) plans help to coordinate activities should disaster strike. These plans aim to reduce the risk of communities, or even entire countries, either through ensuring they are prepared to respond in the case of an event, or by reducing risks through planning measures.

Markets: Government

Delivering programme excellence

Programme management is most commonly the process of managing a number of interrelated projects to deliver new or enhanced infrastructure, such as a new metro system, an airport, a mine, a power station or even the Olympic Games.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Programme and project management

Grappling with risk complexity: an insight into multi-scalar and multi-dimensional risk scenarios

Grappling with risk complexity

In this article, Simon van Wyk and Carin Joyce discuss the multi-scalar and multi-dimensional nature (complexity) of risks, with a special focus on the interconnectedness of operational and disaster risk, with Civil Engineering magazine.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental management

The way forward on waste management

A picture of refuse bags

Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – relates how the Merafong City Local Municipality took bold steps towards ensuring sustainable waste management solutions, and shares lessons that can be learnt from their actions.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental management

Sustainable solutions to South Africa's waste challenges

Dump site

Nick Mannie – Technical Director, Waste – was recently interviewed about finding sustainable solutions to South Africa’s waste challenges.

Markets: Government
Expertise: Environmental management