Blog: Social consciousness

From higher education to courthouses, social infrastructure looks to be showing signs of bursting into life across the US

Engage early and often: Why a strong communications strategy is vital to P3

Sandra McQuain gets the lowdown from the P3 Airport Summit on why “community capital” may be the most important equity investment in the US P3 market

P3 Airport Summit: The fight to remain relevant

Whether it’s Peter, Paul and Mary leaving on a jet plane or George Jetson in an eVTOL, airports will need private sector innovation to remain relevant as technology transforms the way we move, writes Sandra McQuain

Episode 13: Reflections on our recent roundtable in London; plus the impact of federal dollars on the US pipeline

The team discuss the key takeaways from their recent roundtable discussion with UK industry experts on the future of the market, hosted at Burges Salmon's London offices. They also take a look at how the US market is being influenced and shaped by the vast sums of money available at a federal level for infrastructure projects

This Week in P3: Feb 17.

Lots of big changes this week, not on the project front but personnel in both the public and private sectors.

This Week in P3: Feb 10.

Pipeline continues to flow but doubts also surface on P3s’ applicability during these unique times.

Episode 12: A look back at our ESG conference; themes emerging in 2023; and P3 getting a bad press

The team take a look back at our recent ESG focussed conference, breaking down the three elements of the powerful acronym. Looking forward, the team discuss a few of the emerging themese for 2023 and a couple of the headwinds that the industry may be facing.

This Week in P3: Feb 3.

Interesting housing projects come forward and authorities look to use P3s to leverage their transit-spurred development opportunities.

Episode 11: KPMG's Richard Threlfall discusses the environment, infrastructure, and getting governments engaged in the greatest challenge of our age

The team are joined by KPMG's global head of infrastructure, government and healthcare Richard Threlfall, who lays bare the challenge of climate change, and the pivotal role that infrastructure, and PPPs, have to play in reversing the tide.

This Week in P3: Jan 20

2023 kicks off with a flurry of activity. Major projects continue to take shape and new themes emerge as the P3 industry takes off from the strong position we finished in 2022.

Episode 10: Industry expert Yousef Salama takes stock of the challenges facing the P3 industry and offers a view on where it's going

Ex-PPP Canada, LA Metro & Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning P3 expert Yousef Salama lays out the reality facing the P3 industry that is wrestling with major issues such as inflation and Putin's invasion of Ukraine - and gives advice to authorities looking to deliver deals amid the turmoil. This episode was recorded in October 2022.

This Week in P3: Dec 16

Railway megaprojects ramp up and governors take center stage in a busy week for P3 - as we launch our new Global Projects service.

Episode 9: The World Bank’s Fatouma Toure Ibrahima talks with the team about PPPs past, present and future in emerging markets

Bouncing off of the World Bank’s investment data from this year, World Bank’s Fatouma Toure Ibrahima talks about how the PPP industry has changed after a turbulent few years - and what it may look like afterwards.

This Week in P3: Dec 9

Coast to coast, continent to continent, we’ve seen activity all over the Americas in P3 this week. We’ve had winners and shortlists announced, as well as an interesting study into what makes P3s valuable.

Episode 8: A Canadian special as we reflect on the 30th annual CCPPP conference in Toronto; including the challenges facing the market and analyzing the Ottawa LRT Commission’s report

The team report from Canada this episode after a busy and different Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Annual Conference in Toronto. From O&M to progressive P3s, Canada continues to drive conversations, and the market, forward.

This Week in P3: new models, pipelines and problems continue to come forward

A mixed picture for P3s across the Americas as deputy editor Jonathan Davies provides a run-down of this week’s key activity.

ANALYSIS: As war continues to rage, will the PPP industry be ready to support the economic rebuilding when Ukraine calls?

In February last year, Russian tanks rolled over the border, hell bent on destroying Ukraine. One day, it will be the world’s diggers and cranes rolling over the border to rebuild it.

Episode 5: Sleepless in New York; the P3 Awards; the rise of smaller projects; and what happened at the World Bank anual meeting

The team behind P3 Bulletin talk over a busy month in the US markets and more, including the P3 Awards and World Bank annual meeting.

Episode 4: Qingbin Cui Interview discussing the Build America Center; tackling Value for Money; supporting local authorities on their P3 journey

Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies talks with the Build America Center's Qingbin Cui on how it is helping to build the next wave of P3s. From aiding new local authorities on their first projects to facing down issues such as Value for Money, the center is at the heart of implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Blog: PennDOT finds route around anti-tolls agenda

The state department has come out with a new plan to deliver its P3 bridge replacement program - but it comes at a cost

More fuel for the EV charging fire

The upcoming climate bill increases the urgency of new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and presents a new front for the P3 industry, says deputy editor Jonathan Davies.

No time for a holiday

Is Biden’s gas tax holiday a serious policy failure, or a brilliant long-term masterplan, asks Paul Jarvis

Colorado looks to expand P3 for state agencies

Gregory V. Johnson, counsel at Squire Patton Boggs, discusses the significant opportunities opened up by Colorado’s new P3 legislation

IIJA: Has it got a puncture or do we need more patience?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) came into force seven months ago, but what has this meant for P3s and when will we see the fruits, wonders Jonathan Davies

Illinois General Assembly’s plans for P3s under new legislation

Adam Margolin, chair of the infrastructure & P3 practice at Quarles & Brady, outlines the potential created by the proposed P3 Act in Illinois

Getting hot

P3 businesses are increasingly looking to bolster their presence in Miami and South Florida as the region is set to be a hotbed of infrastructure opportunity

The Progressive Case

The progressive bid model can reduce risk and costs, and speed up infrastructure P3 projects, say Bracewell partners Fernando Rodriguez Marin and Nicolai J Sarad

Difficult questions

Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO, Strategic Partnerships

P3C: Industry readies itself for defining moment

Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies reports on the key trends emerging from the P3C event in Dallas last week

A Progressive Conversation

P3 Bulletin is excited to finally be back with an in-person conference next month, and we’re expecting some interesting discussions as the industry gets together

Wheels in Motion

While the full effect of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package will take years to be felt, it has already started to have a stimulus impact

Now and Next

Editor Paul Jarvis takes a look at some of the trends of 2021, and where the market is heading in 2022 and beyond

US infrastructure: Time to deliver

Plans for trillion dollar infrastructure investment may be eye-catching, but getting projects built on the ground needs to be the priority today

How to adapt the P3 procurement process as building material prices rise

Carmen Wade, Head of North America, Operis financial advisory

Taking its toll

The American Legion Bridge P3 project in Maryland is back on track, but the reasons it was nearly derailed will still be prevalent on other projects

The Biden Infrastructure Plan

A Boon to the Municipal Green Bond Market? Sarah Christian, of Counsel, Winstead PC

No free lunch

A growing clamor for P3s to be used to underpin the federal government’s infrastructure aspirations could work against the model in the long term

When is Infrastructure Real Estate?

Sarah A. W. Fitts, Schiff Hardin and board member of the NY chapter of Women’s Infrastructure Network. Sameera Gadiyaram, JLC Infrastructure and a member of WIN’s NY chapter junior board

Leadership for a New World

Suhrita Sen, founder and principal of Infrastructure Advisors

Is Hawaii’s P3 industry at risk of another HART problem?

Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies takes a look at how the Aloha State is trying moving on from its failed P3 procurement last year

US prisons: As one door closes, another opens?

President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on prisons may be an opportunity, not the death knell for private involvement in the sector, says Paul Jarvis

Maryland’s Mojo

After a torrid 2020, The Old Line State closed the year in a strong way, says senior reporter Jonathan Davies

Start at the Very Beginning

Kimm Krueger, vice president of sales & business development at Commerce Decisions, explains the importance of getting procurement right from the outset

Will tech giants muscle into the P3 space?

The likes of Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all come in contact with P3s but are we about to see a shift in their usage, asks senior reporter Jonathan Davies

A $16bn P3 ripe for picking

David Keniry considers why Ireland could be the Apple of investors’ eyes

Shining a light on the dark spots

Senior Reporter Jonathan Davies wonders whether P3s can help bring connectivity to North America’s rural communities

Back in the groove

The course of 2020 has been far from predictable, but the legacy of the global pandemic offers a huge opportunity for infrastructure. It’s why Paul Jarvis is excited to be back

Powering the next generation of US colleges

Operis associate director Charles-André Gonthier on how colleges in the US are increasingly turning to partnerships to safeguard their utility supply.

Higher Ed utility P3s aid strained budgets

Fitch Ratings expects to see an increase in public private partnerships (P3s) to address aging utility infrastructure at colleges and university campuses over the next several years.

Feeding the jobs engine

Lisa Buglione, executive director at AIAI, explains why investing in communities through infrastructure worked before and it is still working now.