Top 100 infrastructure projects in NA

October 2012, Vol. 67 No. 10

CG/LA Infrastructure Inc., a global leader in infrastructure project identification, development and advisory, has released the Top 100 North American Strategic Infrastructure Projects for 2012. The total estimated value of the projects identified is over $470 billion, across 12 infrastructure categories.

The Top 100 List is being released prior to the 4th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum, held in Denver, CO, from Oct. 15-17. The leaders of those projects will be hosted at the Leadership Forum.

The Forum focuses on projects that will increase long-term business opportunities and competitiveness, and short-term economic success, across the U.S. and throughout the North American economic unit. Highlighted sectors and project values are the following: Airports ($8.3 B), Electricity ($42.8 B), Higher Speed Rail ($68 B), Mining & Related Infrastructure ($80 B), Oil & Gas ($73.5 B), Ports & Logistics ($11.2 B), Renewables ($24.7 B), Social Infrastructure ($600 M), Surface Transport, including highways and bridges ($217 B), UMT ($17.5 B), Water/wastewater ($19.5 B) and Strategic ($10 B).

The theme of this year's Forum is "Driving Vision, Velocity and Productivity." Aging infrastructure in the U.S. is a problem, but so is the wrong infrastructure – infrastructure designed for a world that no longer exists. The projects presented in the Top 100 list, and hosted at the Forum, are selected based on their long-term value in creating increased opportunities, and dramatic improvements in competitiveness.