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Partners of the 7th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum

2015 Projects of Year Awards partner

Aconex-LogoTaglineAconex provides a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry. This platform gives owners and contractors in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors project-wide visibility and control between the many organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 50,000 user organizations and over A$800 billion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry's most widely adopted and trusted platform.

 

Knowledge Partner

bcglogoThe Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with to 82 offices in 46 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com.

 

Platinum Partners

aeslogoThe AES Corporation is a global power company that owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses, which provide reliable, affordable energy to customers in 25 countries. AES understands that a reliable, affordable supply of electricity is essential to human progress, economic growth, public health and security. Their power plants encompass a broad range of technologies and fuel types, including coal, diesel, hydropower, gas, oil, wind and biomass. Their utilities power several diverse markets, from São Paulo, Brazil to Indianapolis, Indiana to Douala, Cameroon. Combining deep local insight with a global presence and more than 30 years of experience, AES has a proven commitment to ensuring operational excellence in providing electricity to its customers.

autodesklogoAs a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets, helping over 12 million professional customers and 100 million consumer customers including 99 of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. From architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film, Autodesk customers are leading the 3D design world by improving their design processes through increased efficiency and productivity. In fact, the last 19 Academy Award® winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk® software. By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.

dentonslogoDentons is built on the solid foundations of three highly regarded law firms. Each built its outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities. With exceptional global practices in Energy, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Insurance, Dentons provides access to top tier legal talents with experience in 24 sectors and 36 practices.

dsslogo2DuPont is committed to sharing its practical, real-world experience and best practices to help other companies around the world improve their operations and safety management systems. As one of 10 DuPont businesses, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brings customers the benefits of an integrated global services and technology delivery enterprise. DSS applies DuPont's real-world experience, science-based innovation, and problem-solving success, and to help clients improve the safety, productivity, environmental value and profitability of their organization.

trimblelogoPositioning, Productivity and Innovation: Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble's advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Trimble products are used in over 141 countries around the world. Employees in more than 30 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support our customers. For over 35 years, Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Our portfolio includes over 1,800 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest positioning technologies to a wider market.

 

Gold Partners

mmfxlogoMMFX® Steel Corporation is a global specialty steel company dedicated to applying innovative steel technologies to multiple product lines. With its steel production partners, OEM manufacturers and industry leaders, MMFX delivers solutions to problems faced by steel consumers. As a dependable technical resource, MMFX continuously strives to deliver unmatched value to its customers through the application of advanced nano steel technology. MMFX has removed long-standing limitations faced by structural engineers and the construction industry by introducing its ChrōmX brand high strength concrete reinforcing steel products with varying levels of corrosion resistance, so designers can utilize the high strength efficiencies and best match the corrosion protection requirements of a given project. In conjunction with its industry partners and OEM manufacturers, MMFX continues to develop and deliver additional steel products utilizing the MMFX nanotechnology to the market, such as thread bar, anchor bolts, and couplers.

mnlogoMoffatt & Nichol is a leading global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our coastlines, harbors and rivers as well as an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight.

sprslogoStandard & Poor's Ratings Services, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. We have approximately 1.2 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With nearly 1,400 credit analysts in 26 countries, and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information and independent benchmarks that help to support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

spciqlogoS&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information, visit www.spcapitaliq.com.

spilogoStrategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) is a unique business development firm that specializes in business development and procurement consulting. Clients benefit from customized research, strategy development, competitor analysis, C-level introductions, political advocacy, knowledge transfer, and assistance with public-private partnerships. The SPI Team's approach is comprehensive, consistent, collaborative, and bankable. Over the past few years, the SPI Team has helped clients identify and capture contracts worth billions of dollars.

sarlogoSword Active Risk provides the world's first risk management software that drives business performance by enhancing visibility, accountability and confidence at project, program and enterprise levels. Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the first solution available which integrates Risk Management, Cost Management and Schedule Management to show the real impact of risk, to enable better-informed decisions, and the ability to leverage risk to create competitive advantage. Sword Active Risk is the project risk software provider of choice for the world's leading Infrastructure, Energy, and Defense projects, working with organizations like the US Air Force, Bechtel, Crossrail, US Federal Aviation Administration, Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto and Skanska to manage project risk worldwide. Sword Active Risk has offices in the USA, UK and Australia, servicing customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners. Please visit: www.sword-activerisk.com

transurbanlogoTransurban's mission is to strengthen communities through transport in working with governments to deliver road-based transportation solutions that meet community needs over the long term—developing sustainable, safe, innovative and efficient projects. That means working collaboratively with all stakeholders to develop strategic transportation projects that meet the policy objectives of our government partners, and having the expertise and experience to execute projects successfully. As a long-term toll road owner and operator, with our U.S. headquarters in Virginia, Transurban manages roads under concessions that can last for decades. Transurban has interests in more than 10 operating roads or projects under development in the U.S. and Australia and is currently a top 25 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Transurban and its partners have invested billions into vital transportation projects in the U.S. and its Express Lanes projects have generated more than $5B in economic activity and more than 28,000 jobs.

 

Silver Partners

areslogoARES Project Management is a world-class provider of PRISM's integrated project lifecycle management solution for capital projects in the Infrastructure, Engineering & Construction, Oil Gas & Chemical, Mining, Energy, and Aerospace industries. Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM for dependable forecasts, cost control, and performance measurement through the planning, execution, and completion of projects. PRISM aligns the project budget and schedule, provides automated change management, and delivers predictive analytics with enterprise reports so that you can make better informed decisions. With PRISM, you can easily integrate and standardize processes with Estimating, Cost Management, Engineering, Procurement, Contracts, Field Management, and Dashboards.

brglogoBerkeley Research Group, LLC (www.thinkbrg.com) is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm, headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. BRG's Construction practice offers professional experience and competence in fact-finding, data analytics, claims/dispute analysis and management, and litigation support; along with technical expertise in engineering, architecture, construction management, public contracting, specifications and technical document development, schedule development and analysis, cost analysis, negotiations, and expert witness testimony. Our multidisciplinary team has a strong foundation in project management, scheduling, and accounting combined with deep industry experience. Our experts are experienced in litigation and domestic and international arbitration, and include professional engineers, project management professionals, registered architects, AACE Certified Planning and Scheduling Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, forensic accountants, and industry leaders.

bahlogo newBooz Allen's reputation - earned over a century of delivering exceptional management and technology consulting services to our clients - is measured by our clients' success, the excellence of our people, and our spirit of partnership. As the needs of our clients have grown more complex, Booz Allen has expanded beyond its management consulting foundation to develop deep expertise in technology, engineering, and analytics. Today and into the future, powerful ideas embrace both strategy and technology. Booz Allen Hamilton's technical, engineering and analytic excellence is backed by strategy, which enables our clients to rest assured that their solution will meet the full mission and business.

ecosyslogoEcoSys is the global standard for enterprise Project Controls software. Our easy-to-use web-based platform, EcoSys EPC, helps organizations worldwide plan and manage project portfolios, control project costs, and improve project performance.

ontargetlogoonTarget streamlines communication in construction projects by connecting field to office with real-time updates and access to project information in digital platform. onTarget calculates risks based upon Earned Value Analytics to generate automated actionable recommendations enabling accurate decisions. Architects and Engineers can share latest Drawings or BIM models using the cloud-based platform which is integrated with Project schedule and Document management so that critical decisions are made timely . Built for large scale infrastructure projects, currently suffering from archaic management system, onTarget has already maximized productivity, safety and profitability of clients.​ Please visit : www.ontargetcloud.com​

 

Supporting Partners

agslogoEstablished in 1851, the American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in geographical research and education in Geography for over 163 years. The mission of the American Geographical Society (AGS) is to advance geographic knowledge and the recognition of its importance in the contemporary world. AGS promotes the use of geography in business, government, science, and education with a goal to enhance the nation's geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. AGS is the only organization focused on bringing together academics, business people, those who influence public policy (including leaders in local, state and federal government, not-for-profit organizations and the media), and the general public for the express purpose of furthering the understanding of the role of geography in our lives. AGS provides leadership to frame the national discussion of the growing importance of geography and geo-spatial tools. The Society maintains its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

bpclogo4c28229As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) works to address the key challenges facing the nation. The policy solutions are produced by BPC are informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. BPC aims to promote an ongoing conversation about how to overcome political divides and help make our government work better.

fchealogoThe Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry. FCHEA members represent the full global supply chain, including fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, utilities, and other end users. Fuel cells offer a unique combination of proven benefits that make them ideally suited for a number of applications critical for infrastructure development, including high efficiency, fuel flexibility, low/zero emissions, quiet operation and scalability.

undblogoDevelopment Business is an online service that enables companies to identify and bid for opportunities to supply goods and services for projects in the developing world. Through its website, it provides access to timely announcements on tender opportunities and contract awards in 180 countries. It is the official vehicle for the dissemination of procurement information from the UN, the World Bank, the African and Asian Development Banks, other regional development banks, the Millennium Challenge Corporation as well as national governments. Development Business is a one-stop hub for companies and consultants interested in doing business at the global level.

 

Media Partners

bmirlogoBMI Research provides trusted, independent analysis and forecasts on countries, industries and financial markets. Specialising in emerging and frontier markets, we cover macroeconomics, political risk and 24 industry verticals across 200 global markets and use this global awareness to produce a continual, reflexive analysis of how it all fits together. We call it Total Analysis. It's a unique approach and our insights are used by multinationals, governments and financial institutions the world over to guide strategy, policy, trade and investment decisions. Everything we do is accessible through BMI Research platform or as individual reports. Our customers and clients span more than 160 countries worldwide, including over half of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Businesses, banks, financial service companies, governments, academia and research centres have all come to rely on our analysis, data and forecasts - and have done so for more than 30 years. A Fitch Group Company, we operate globally from offices in London, New York, Singapore and Pretoria. For reports specifically on the Infrastructure sector, please see the following link for further information: www.bmiresearch.com, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.

GCS logoEngineering News-Record's Global Construction Summit takes place on September 10, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt New York. This event will bring together the construction industry's best world market experts to explore how globalization is impacting and changing the construction industry, where the opportunities for growth are, and what is required to compete on the international playing field. Gain the market intelligence to build and leverage your company's strengths among new and changing opportunities in Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. View the complete agenda and register today at www.globalconstructionsummit.com.

rblogoFor more than a century, Roads & Bridges has delivered industry developments and insights to more than 61,309 government officials, contractors, producers, and engineers involved in the road and bridge construction industry. The Construction Writer's Association has honored the publication with 11 prestigious Robert F. Boger awards since 2001 — a record unmatched by any other industry publication.

swslogo2Serving both the storm water and erosion control markets, Storm Water Solutions reaches more than 40,000 qualified professionals. The publication is a shared supplement of Roads & Bridges magazine and Water & Wastes Digest. Subscribers include engineers, contractors, government officials and other professionals who actively design, specify, buy and maintain storm water and erosion control industry equipment and services.

wwdlogoWater & Wastes Digest reaches more than 80,000 qualified water and wastewater professionals working for municipalities, in industry or as engineers. The publication is referred to as "the big one" — the largest and most comprehensive industry resource, presenting news and product information in an oversized tabloid format.