Behind the scenes of Colorado’s P3 plans

Governor Jared Polis and P3 Unit director Natriece Bryant open up on the state’s plans to capitalize on P3 opportunities

Episode 18: Reflections on the Partnerships Awards, positive PPP experiences, and our expiry & handback event with Addleshaw Goddard

The team discuss what trends can be seen from this year’s prestigious Awards ceremony in London, and move into a discussion on showing the positives of PPPs. There is then a recap of the Handback to the Future event, plus the latest from the world of Hackitt P Dealsworth.

The Unsolicited P3 Proposal – A Necessity or a Necessary Evil?

When the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on April 1, 2023, that the window had opened to submit unsolicited P3 proposals (UPP), discussions and debates kicked into high gear regarding the effectiveness of seeking P3 opportunities in this manner.

Episode 17: From Lord Michael Heseltine to the US military, the team talk over all the hottest topics in the global PPP market

After an eventful few months, the team touch base on home turf to digest a few of the major themes across the global PPP market. Highlights include mental health facilities, the flow of US legislation, Saudi Arabia's booming pipelines and more.

Why the P3 industry should be getting excited about legislation

If the volume of bills filed in state legislatures across the United States is any indication, the P3 market is poised for growth in the coming decade. Here we take a look at what’s in the works

What’s driving the emerging federal P3 market?

Representatives for the US Navy & Army give P3 Bulletin a look under the hood of one of the most exciting emerging sectors in the industry.

Episode 16: Graham Olver, Luton Rising CEO, on leveraging a major infrastructure asset for wider community benefit

Luton Rising's Graham Olver gives a look under the hood on how his team is driving positive change in the area by leveraging Luton's flagship infrastructure asset; sharing thoughts on ESG, leadership and potential.

Catching the banking contagion: how will it impact partnerships?

The shaky state of the global banking market has raised the spectre of 2008, despite assurances to the contrary. Whatever happens from here, it will have consequences for the global PPP market

Episode 15: Mental health in the workplace

A special edition of the podcast, focusing on the rising problem of mental health issues in the PPP world and how to deal with them. With guests Robert Marr, director of asset management at Artelia, and Martin Lockham, head of fundraising and growth at charity Mates in Mind.

The other equity: How can P3s help raise levels for everyone?

Having a stake in the community is an increasingly important part of the benefits of new construction projects, and P3s have the advantage of being in it for the long haul

Learning lessons: A look into the inner workings of schools P3s

P3C saw a strong focus on the potential of delivering new schools, with some important insights from pioneers in the sector

Where will P3 fit into the green transition?

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has put further gusto into America’s infrastructure scene but the P3 industry will need to play the long game to take advantage of it.

F off: Is DBOM the future for P3?

As the P3 model is evolving, some are suggesting that the importance of the finance element in the design, build, finance, operate and maintain structure is receding

Episode 14: All the action from the major P3C conference in Dallas

Sitting in a hotel room nearing the end of the three-day P3C conference in Dallas, Texas, the team consider what they’ve learned and how the market is evolving in the US

Value for money needs standardization: If only it were that simple

The concept of value for money (VfM) has long been questioned and criticized in P3 projects around the world. Now efforts are being made to create a level playing field for public authorities when choosing their preferred procurement method

Global PPP evolution: Problem-solving new models crucial to private sector participation

As economic headwinds and political imperatives bear down on the infrastructure community, finding a path to true partnership and appropriate risk sharing is becoming ever more important

P3 in 2023: Social infra to take the strain as transportation feels the pain?

Following the success of 2022, we take a look at what to expect in the US P3 market over the next 12 months

2022 in Review: P3 meets the challenge of its inflection point

War in Europe, an historic inflation fight, the decoupling of globalisation, Will Smith’s Oscars punch - this year has been a rocky ride. But alongside shocks and headwinds, infrastructure has seen some major successes and tailwinds too. Here’s our highlights from 2022.

Stalled projects and rising costs: Inflation spooked the P3 market, but are we over the worst?

Expectations are mounting that the US is over the peak of inflation, particularly as 75 basis point rate rises look to finally weigh it down; but in an industry that looks to deliver over the long term, what impact is a changeable inflation having today?

Small projects: PFG’s approach takes on the traditional P3 narrative

In our recent article looking at smaller projects and the P3 industry, we considered the challenges faced by investors and advisors in structuring a classic P3 on projects under $100m. Here, Public Facilities Group (PFG) outlines how a different approach can yield results

Interview: SaskBuilds deputy minister Kyle Toffan on the province’s infrastructure prospects

P3 Bulletin editor Paul Jarvis speaks to Kyle Toffan, Deputy Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement, at the Government of Saskatchewan

What are progressive P3s and why are they so interesting?

Progressive P3s are the hot topic in the P3 industry. Yet there is still a lot of debate around what the model’s advantages and disadvantages are - and even what it looks like

Canadian infrastructure agencies: Eastern progress and Western promise

The annual Canadian Council for PPPs (CCPPP) conference exposed the disparities in the infrastructure market across the country

Slimming down: Why small projects are driving innovation in US P3s

The US may have some of the world’s largest P3 projects, but there is a growing clamor from investors to make smaller schemes economically viable

ANALYSIS: New electoral map renews energy infra emphasis

The 2022 federal elections may force closer collaboration between the parties - and energy infrastructure could benefit

Looking Ahead to the New Global Minimum Tax

There is growing consensus around the benefits that a global taxation system could bring to governments around the world. But how would such a premise affect the P3 market?

IIJA: A tumultuous first year, but can it unleash America's P3 potential?

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), President Joe Biden promised to kickstart an infrastructure decade, but nobody expected what would happen in its first year. What’s happening now: progress, puncture or pause?

EVs and P3s: Not such a perfect fit?

Experts at the P3 Hub in New York discussed the role of P3 in the delivery of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure

P3 and the Northeast Corridor

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could result in a new push for transportation-focused P3s, with in the Northeast Corridor at the forefront, reports Gordon Feller

Ask the Experts

Eight P3 post-contract governance best practices for higher education

Higher Education Case Studies

JLL’s experts provide some experiences and solutions from real life scenarios

Higher Power

Higher education P3 projects are facing major challenges, from inflation and supply chain issues, to a projected enrollment ‘cliff’. Paul Jarvis reports on how the industry is responding and what the post-pandemic mood is in the sector

High Energy

On-campus energy infrastructure P3s have been a popular choice in recent years. We check in with one project after 18 months of operation

MAP reading

Graham’s Municipal Asset Partnerships (MAP) model charts a new path for municipalities to deliver key infrastructure. Deputy editor Jonathan Davies talks with Graham’s Grenville Riley about MAP’s potential impact on communities and the industry

Cities: The beating heart of Biden’s Infra Act

Cities will have a critical role to play in utilizing the infrastructure investment coming from Congress, but they can also have a vital leadership function, reports Jonathan Davies

Tied up in knots

The White House thinks US port infrastructure needs P3s. Gordon Feller reports

How will inflation change the industry?

War in Ukraine, Chinese lockdowns, supply chain damages, fuel crisis. The many drivers of inflation are doing more than simply raising prices, they’re quietly changing the face of the P3 industry, reports Jonathan Davies

Building momentum

The host of one of the world’s most ambitious P3 pipelines, Brazil’s accelerating investment is exciting. Deputy editor Jonathan Davies talks with the IFC’s head of P3s for Brazil about the challenges and opportunities for P3s in the country.

How Space Can Change the Future of P3s

Remote imaging can provide a whole new perspective on infrastructure projects by providing new insights from space. Gordon Feller reports

At the center of building America

As USDOT looks to get down to the details of delivering the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the leader of its new academic center for P3 promotion Professor Qingbin Cui talks with deputy editor Jonathan Davies about its plans

Moving to the Mainstream

InfraStrategies’ Mike Schneider has seen the P3 market mature over the past four decades. He spoke to Paul Jarvis about the lessons learned and the future for the industry

Is New York's P3 freeze about to thaw?

Despite hosting one of the largest P3 projects in the LaGuardia Airport scheme, New York has generally shunned the P3 space. That is starting to change, reports Jonathan Davies

Diversity in Leadership - Part 2

Following our International Women’s Day article focusing on women in leadership roles across the infrastructure and P3 space, we now take a broader perspective

Heading to the Top

Is the Second City to become the number one P3 center in the US?

Invesis: On the hunt for growth

Bam PPP is rebranding as it looks to strike out for growth, diversifying its focus and using its deep experience to build upon its existing portfolio

“The pace of change is accelerating”

On International Women’s Day, we hear from some of the female leaders within the partnerships industry on the importance of diversity within leadership

Making the Case

Lisa Mitchell has stepped into the hotseat at the Canadian Council for PPPs. She tells Paul Jarvis why the organization is more important than ever

Progressive P3s and protective IPs

Analysis: Will bringing the private sector’s new ideas further into the public sector pose a risk to innovation and competition by stoking intellectual property concerns, asks Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies.

Inflation and P3s

As current inflationary pressure threatens to burst the construction bubble, in the long run could it cause a boom in P3s, asks Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies

Tick TOC

The time may be right for transit-oriented communities (TOCs) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act provides the tools to deliver, reports Paul Jarvis