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Constructing futures : industry leaders and futures thinking by Paul Chan

By Paul Chan

Pt. 1. Tracing the previous -- pt. 2. Eliciting the long run -- pt. 2. in the direction of an afterthought

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Individualism . . Lifestyle expectations . . Political change . Rise of China/India . . Technology and communication . . . Terrorist threat . . . . . g. pension funds) Cost and political will Resistance to technological advancement Cost Politics/funding Uncertainty over the balance of public/private provision Planning issues Difficulties to change human behaviour Widening gap between rich and poor Money, savings and lack of education Introducing foresight in construction 21 emphases placed on each foresight report.

ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers; CABE, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; CERF, Civil Engineering Research Foundation; CII, Construction Industry Institute; CIRIA, Construction Industry Research and Information Association; CRC, Cooperative Research Centre; nCRISP, Construction Research and Innovation Strategy Profile; PFI/PPP, Private Finance Initiative/Public–Private Partnership. 5 Drivers for change in the future Drivers Critical issues Main threats Ageing population .

G. pension funds) Cost and political will Resistance to technological advancement Cost Politics/funding Uncertainty over the balance of public/private provision Planning issues Difficulties to change human behaviour Widening gap between rich and poor Money, savings and lack of education Introducing foresight in construction 21 emphases placed on each foresight report. That said, the constitution of the committees that produce these foresight reports is such that those involved are likely to represent an elite few in government, industry and academia.

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