With almost 30 years of success delivering a range of projects across Canada, infrastructure experts are continuing to tinker with the P3 model to find new, innovative, and quicker approaches to getting projects procured and built and to collaboratively handle risk. Similar to traditional P3s, these approaches include integrated project development, the Alliance model and construction management. They’re generating significant buzz in the sector, with P3 stalwarts arguing there’s no need to change the ‘made in Canada’ P3 model, while proponents of the new approaches suggest they’re just another option in the procurement toolbox to consider. We take a deep dive into the debate with our panel of global experts to suss out how the pros and cons, how the models differ and complement each other. The discussion will offer insights from the different vantages of the public and private client and design and construction firm views on the future of these strategies.
Melissa Di Marco, Vice President, Accuracy
Corey McNair, Vice President, Alternative Delivery, WSP Canada
Andy Ridge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Infrastructure
Paul Boucher, Vice President, Development, Kiewit Canada
Stephen Litterick, Alliance General Manager, Acciona