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Water & Environment

Coastal erosion and climate change

Climate change is a global problem that will result in severe consequences at the coast. Strategic coastal planning, management and adaptation are key to mitigating future losses and ensuring that coastal development and communities are sustainable in the long-term.

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Coastal erosion and climate change: Guidance for policymakers, planners and stakeholders, August 2021.

Advanced Facilities

How Technology Is Helping to Deliver Critical COVID-19 Projects

“Digital solutions have come into their own and play a central role in COVID-19 projects, ensuring efficiency and continuity across the project delivery spectrum.” In his white paper for ISPE, Jacobs Advanced Facilities Sales Vice President Sean Sommer discusses how technology is supporting the bio-pharma sector to achieve new levels of safety, quality and flexibility.

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How Technology Is Helping to Deliver Critical COVID-19 Projects

Rail and Transit

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Net Zero Rail: The U.K.'s network of the future

The U.K.’s rail industry faces an intensive period of infrastructure upgrade and new delivery. This paper provides insight and solutions on seizing the opportunity to help the industry deliver passenger first and net zero outcomes.

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Fast Rail: A Catalyst for Growing Regions

Jacobs has released a new paper titled: Fast rail – A catalyst for growth in the regions. The paper explores how fast rail connections can benefit regional economies and populations, beyond providing improved connections to jobs, opportunities, activities and services in nearby capital cities.

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Transforming infrastructure through smarter information: a rail industry case study

Jacobs partnered with Network Rail and the University of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction - an innovation and knowledge center that feeds into the Centre for Digital Built Britain - to successfully trial and further innovate leading-edge research on digital twins, establishing a method to identify information requirements that are appropriate, relevant and effective.

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A Better Way: Transforming the delivery of U.K. infrastructure

Jacobs has released a new paper titled: A Better Way: Transforming the delivery of U.K. infrastructure. The paper outlines six areas where change in the delivery of major infrastructure programs can be achieved in a timely, targeted way to help the U.K. Government fulfil the ambitions it set out in its infrastructure investment plan.

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Building Systems

Improving Occupant Safety Inside Buildings (During & Post COVID-19)

Jacobs Global Solutions Director of Buildings Systems Charles Funk delivers new reference material for building owners, managers, operators and occupants of buildings as the world navigates challenges and operational and design considerations for building systems both during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Improving Occupant Safety


Strategy for Long-Term Energy Storage in the UK

This paper by Jacobs' Global Technical Lead for Hydropower, Simon Bailey, focuses on the need for developing further long-term energy storage in the U.K. to increase the use of surplus renewables generation, helping the country to reach its objective of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It also investigates the current market barriers that are preventing further long-term storage developments from being implemented in the U.K. at present and suggests alternative market mechanisms that could be introduced to encourage potential developers to enter the market.

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Hydrogen Economy

Can hydrogen live up to its potential for economic growth without compromising Australia’s broader sustainability goals including emissions reduction and water security?

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Toward a Zero Carbon Future

Jacobs and Yarra Valley Water have partnered to deliver a thought leadership paper which asks ‘what if’ the growth of Australia’s hydrogen industry could be supported by co-located hydrogen production at wastewater treatment plants? Find out in our latest insights.

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Social Value

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The Wellbeing Costs of COVID-19 in the UK

Simetrica-Jacobs and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a report looking at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the U.K. The report found "substantially worse" levels of wellbeing and psychological distress across the U.K. in April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Levels of all measures of wellbeing are at the lowest in the U.K. since records began in 2011 and many parts of the population are over the threshold for psychiatric morbidity.

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Before and Beyond the Build

Before & Beyond the Build

Jacobs, in collaboration with Simetrica-Jacobs, released a thought leadership paper titled Before & Beyond the Build: A blueprint for creating social value through infrastructure investments. The paper explores how infrastructure investments can contribute to addressing critical societal issues and how infrastructure could be planned, delivered/built and operated to generate enduring social value at scale and help overcome entrenched social issues in our communities.

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Airport Cooperative Research Program Report 66: Guidebook for Considering and Evaluating Airport Privatization

The Transportation Research Board of The National Academies published ACRP Report 66: Guidebook for Considering and Evaluating Airport Privatization, for which LeighFisher was the primary research consultant. The guidebook was designed to assist U.S. airport owners, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders consider and evaluate the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing various approaches to airport privatization.

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Aviation (Reports for Purchase)

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Airport Performance Indicators 2021

This publication presents an analysis of audited data from 50 major airports worldwide, ranking the airports in terms of 36 financial and operational performance metrics, including segmented analyses of revenues and operating costs and standard accounting performance measures.

Price: $925/£600

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Review of Airport Charges 2020 Report

Review of Airport Charges 2020

For more than 25 years, we have produced this annual report to help airport management teams, investors, finance sector analysts, and airlines gain a better understanding of how airports worldwide stack up in terms of relative operational and financial efficiency. The report compares the sum of aeronautical arrival and departure charges at 50 of the world's busiest airports for a sample of eight aircraft that are most predominant in airline fleets. The report also provides an extensive historical background of aeronautical charging systems and methods of airport price regulation. In addition to being a valuable benchmarking resource, the report is frequently used to inform pricing discussions between airports, regulators, and airline users.

Price: $925/£600

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