Megaprojects

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Articles

How Blockchain Will Change Construction

Blockchain technology is among the most disruptive forces of the past decade. Its power to record, enable, and secure huge numbers and varieties of transactions raises an intriguing question: Can the same distributed ledger technology that powers bitcoin also enable better execution of strategic projects in a conservative sector like construction, involving large teams of contractors and subcontractors and an abundance of building codes, safety regulations, and standards?

Podcasts

Zaatari: The Desert that Became Home

In this episode, Ricardo talks directly from the Zaatari refugee camp located in Jordan, where he is participating in the recordings of the documentary: "Zaatari: The Desert that Became Home" (in a free translation). Zaatari is the largest camp of Syria War refugees, and, in just four years, it became the third city in the country. Learn more about the documentary.

Podcasts

Inside Triple-E: The World's Largest Ship

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about his visit to the world's largest ship, the Danish Triple-E, which was anchored in the Copenhagen harbor this month. The ship was manufactured in South Korea and has several technological solutions of a sustainable design. The "E" stands for "Economic of Scale", "Energy Efficiency" and "Environmental Performance". Learn more about the ship at www.worldslargestship.com

Podcasts

Getting to know the World of Megaprojects: The Big Challenges - Part 1 of 3

In this podcast, Ricardo starts a series of podcasts about the world of mega projects. What makes a project a megaproject? Ricardo talks about the characteristics, risks, and impacts of the failure or success of a megaproject. He also begins to introduce the concept of FEL (Front-end Loading), which will be discussed in the next podcasts.

Podcasts

Megaprojects

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about megaproject management. He defines what a megaproject is and how the profile of a project manager should be to manage such a project. He presents some megaprojects examples, like the ones from Dubai and Sonangol in Angola. Ricardo also talks about the importance of looking for the best professionals to be part of a megaproject team. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below...