• Beyond Capital Solutions

    Capital projects, including major refurbishments, new builds and redevelopments commonly emerge as solutions when health care organisations respond to pressure points such as increased services demand, deteriorating asset condition or want to enhance their operations. However, these options are expensive and can take years to...
  • Speaking the language: Strategic advice for optimal project outcomes

    HSBC, one of the largest wealth managers in the world, made a US$10 million translation error in 2009. Its slogan, “Assume Nothing,” appeared as a much less inspiring “Do Nothing” in some areas, causing the company to launch an expensive rebranding campaign. Why bring up...
  • Wise to the WHY

    Understanding clients’ needs leads to stronger project outcomes. As airline travel continues to grow at a rapid pace, airports worldwide strive to provide infrastructure and technology to meet demand of modern day travel. ...
  • The Changing Face (and Place) of Construction

    It seems like we are hearing more these days about the advances being made in what is variously called modular or prefabricated construction. Yet this is not such a new idea. Is it that prefabrication is now an idea whose time has finally come? This...
  • Better Connected

    Ben Ammundsen and Brad Richardson, Directors of Thinc, argue that ICT and technology systems are being considered too late in the development of health infrastructure projects and should underpin the planning process, if we are to truly leverage the power to maximise operational efficiencies and...
  • T5 Secrets of Success

    Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 was one of the largest infrastructure and construction projects in Europe. It comprised a complex web of 16 major interconnecting projects and 140 sub-projects....
  • How to Run a Hot Meeting

    Running a “hot” meeting - one that could get emotional or out-of-hand – can be extremely challenging for even the most experienced of facilitators. Graham Scott considers how best to manage a 'hot' meeting....
  • SmartGate – The Quiet Aviation Revolution

    SmartGate is an Automated Border Control (ABC) system that uses facial recognition technology to verify identity. The benefits of SmartGate are significant and since their introduction, they have been widely embraced by airport operators across Australia....
  • Preparing for China

    The emergence of a rapidly growing upper middle-class with aspirations to travel, record levels of urbanisation, and continued growth in business and trade activity is creating a pressing need for better aviation infrastructure across China and presents major opportunities for international airport operators....
  • Adaptive Re-Use

    Latest research shows vacancy in Australia’s CBD office towers is at a staggering 11.3% - its highest level since 1999. In stark contrast, the residential sector is showing positive signs. Converting C and D grade office space into residential is becoming increasingly attractive....
  • Better health outcomes through better procurement

    Australia is in many respects still a young and pioneering country. It’s in our blood to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude to delivering major infrastructure projects, including healthcare assets, and our approach to procurement in many ways reflects this. ...
  • In search of the high performance team

    AIPM research shows megaprojects worth more than $1billion are failing at a staggering rate of 65% and projects worth less than $500 million are failing at a rate of 35%. So why do projects fail and how can you create a high performance team...
  • EU Opportunities for Aged Care Providers

    In May 2013, Thinc organised a European study tour for eight aged care/seniors living industry leaders. The trip took in three countries and the group visited eleven facilities across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. The purpose of the tour was to seek out...
  • Delivering Major Projects

      It has been widely reported that ‘mega projects’ worth in excess of $1 billion have a failure rate of 65% while major projects worth less than $500 million fail at a rate of 35%. Failure is defined as: Running over time by 50%; Going...
  • Unlock Cashable Savings From Your Assets

    The effective use of assets – known as Strategic Asset Management – generates cashable savings, improves productivity and ultimately enables better organisational outcomes....
  • ReThinc Aviation 2nd Edition

    In this second edition of ReThinc Aviation, we explore the latest insight, trends, thinking and analysis from the sector. Articles include: T5 secrets of success, airports without queues and how to manage 'hot meetings'. ...
  • Flying in the face of procurement fashion

    With mixed views on the outlook of the Australian construction sector and sluggish activity in recent times, it’s unsurprising that we have seen clients return to ‘lump sum’ contracting for the projects that are getting off the ground....
  • Demystifying Strategic Asset Management

    Strategic Asset Management can help organisations become more productive and help them to achieve their strategic goals. The benefits are clear and measurable, so why have so few Australian organisations truly embraced the approach?...
  • ReThinc Aviation

    Our first edition of ReThinc Aviation explores the latest insight, trends, thinking and analysis from the sector. In this edition: preparing for China; the Airport Monitoring Report; SmartGate – the quiet revolution; and flying projects into the ground....
  • Lessons Learned – How to improve project performance

    The organisational factors that prevent future success and the four cardinal sins of the ‘Lessons Learned’ workshop....
  • Embedding innovation in healthcare environments

    Automated logistics systems are a key characteristic of the twenty-first century digital hospital. There are a number of such systems in use around the world, and a key component of each is the use of robotic delivery vehicles....
  • The rise of the madhatter

    It’s a visual cliché: who among us hasn’t seen a photo-shopped image of the fresh-faced professional with six additional arms, each handling a different task? In a little over a decade, multi-tasking has become a byword for efficiency. Once again, digital technology is the force...
  • Crowd Sourcing

    What could crowdsourcing mean for your business? At a time when competition is fierce, and everyone battles for valuable dollars and client loyalty, many organisations are searching for the next big thing that will offer them a new idea or a solution to a complex...
  • Networked

    The clock is ticking. Any day now the world's seven-billionth baby will be born. There's no denying that the world is almost unimaginably populous. Despite this, most of us feel it's getting smaller, not larger. The internet – and everything it enables – is the...
  • Healthcare

    Above & beyond: Health infrastructure projects that keep on delivering....
  • Changing places

    As a society, we have changed. Moving away from the “just do as your told” mentality, we are being empowered to challenge expectations and take responsibility for our own actions. Generations are now shaking off the shackles of tradition and craving to break free of...
  • In the mix

    Who is typical? Seriously. Imagine you’re responsible for characterising the world’s ‘average’ person. What kind of profile would you come up with? Once, in the not too distant past, the world’s ‘typical’ face was almost invariably represented as white. Even though the world’s white population...
  • Transforming Healthcare through Planning & Delivery

    Drivers of transformational change have never been so compelling....