Interview with two men

The role of collaboration and trust in the infrastructure sector

Australia’s infrastructure sector is riding a wave of major projects coming to market, each one bigger and more complex than the next. So why are we seeing increasing delays, claims and even major players facing financial strain on the back of a once-in-a-generation opportunity? 

Throughout 2019, Aurecon will bring you in-depth interviews, led by Managing Director, Infrastructure Ben Stapleton, exploring the concept of collaboration and trust and how these attributes and characteristics have the power to redefine project outcomes.

Would the result be different if we just let go of our commercial, political and social differences and worked together as one team? Let’s find out.

Episode 1: Managing relationships to achieve the best project outcomes

In this interview, leading disputes lawyer Ben Davidson discusses how a lack of collaboration and trust between parties on major infrastructure projects is leading to delays, litigation and in some cases is stretching the industry too far.

Play video Ben Stapleton speaking with Ben Davidson

Episode 2: Improving safety outcomes in high risk environments and managing integrity in a global business world

In this interview, Managing Director, Infrastructure Ben Stapleton chats to Matthew Oyston and Mark Pulvirenti on how building collaboration and trust into business relationships can improve safety outcomes, ensure compliance with global best practice and help manage business risk.

Play video Ben Stapleton, Matthew Oyston and Mark Pulvirenti


Episode 03: Building high performance teams

Coming soon!

The community is trusting engineers to future proof the way we travel

At Aurecon, we recognise we have broader a stewardship role to play in shaping our cities into resilient communities. It is our responsibility as engineers to design sustainable solutions for a faster, safer, cleaner, more reliable transport future.

Explore our thinking below as we consider engineering's biggest infrastructure challenges when designing the future of transport.

Listen to our podcast and read our blog as we explore some of the world's wicked problems and their possible solutions.

Our Insights

Can we ensure transport safety with increased freight on our roads?

As the population grows, our roads will not cope with increasing goods transported throughout our cities. How do we keep our roads safe and our cities liveable?

Our Thinking

Digital disruption through the tunnel

Aurecon's Cristian Biotto and Prakash Sabapathy discuss how digital engineering can present great innovation in physical tunnel assets.

Our Podcast

Moving to Mars: My childhood dream to live on the red planet

Aurecon's Dr Gabi Wojtowitz interviews Dr Adriana Marais, one of Africa’s foremost physicists, about her motivation for moving to Mars and why we should be excited about the future.

Our Blog

Welcome to the Anthropocene

We are now in the Anthropocene and we no longer have the luxury to delay any climate or environmental problem for later as it will be too late.

Related Markets & Expertise


As the transport market evolves, challenges arise which require non-traditional approaches and innovative solutions. Aurecon’s transport specialists have the expertise to successfully manage and deliver projects that respond to all our stakeholders' needs.

Rail & mass transit

Aurecon has a strong understanding of the business and economic fundamentals of successful rail and mass transit projects.

Roads & transport networks

Roads are vital in assisting our world’s economic development. At Aurecon, we don’t only know roads and highways, we understand them.

Urban mobility & integrated transport

Aurecon's global team of transport planning and intelligent transport systems (ITS) experts come equipped to combat the transport challenges of our growing cities and urban areas.


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