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|Title: ||A competitive future for UK construction?|
|Authors: ||Goodier, Chris I.|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Austin, Simon A.
Price, Andrew D.F.
|Keywords: ||Future studies|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Chartered Institute of Building|
|Citation: ||GOODIER, C.I....et al., 2007. A competitive future for UK construction? Construction Information Quarterly, 9(4), pp.169-174.|
|Abstract: ||Recent decades have witnessed various industry-focussed government reports that have urged
construction stakeholders to look further ahead by focusing on future-oriented issues such as
continuous performance improvement, sustainability, training, and research and development.
Evidence from a recent industry workshop of senior construction managers has shown that the
majority have been involved in the formulation of long-term strategic planning and decision
making, but in an informal, unstructured and ad-hoc manner using a diverse range of
techniques and information. It is argued that this approach may not be sufficiently robust for
companies to adequately plan ahead within the fast-moving pace of the modern construction
sector. Emanating from a motivation for developing a new perspective of the current
competitiveness initiatives, an ongoing three-year research project at the universities of
Loughborough, Reading and Salford aims to identify and understand the challenges and
opportunities confronting the UK construction sector over the next 10 to 20 years. To date, 24
industry workshops and interviews have been conducted and nearly 70 causal maps and future
scenarios constructed on a broad range of issues, themes and subjects pertinent to the future
of the uk construction sector.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Construction Information Quarterly [© Chartered Institute of Building] and is available online at http://www.atypon-link.com/CIB/loi/coiq?cookieSet=1|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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