Shaping the Future of Construction

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The Construction industry plays a key role for governments in both growing and mature economies. The sector creates new jobs, drives economic growth, and provides solutions to address social, climate and energy challenges. The construction industry has important linkages with other sectors, so that its impact on GDP and economic development goes well beyond the direct contribution of construction activities.


The Future of Construction initiative serves as a platform for Forum partners who are pioneering the industry to shape the sector agenda and policy framework.
In 2016, Forum’s members and industry’s disruptors raised sectors challenges and opportunities by working in six (6) interrelated eco-systems:

  • Project Delivery,
  • Lifecycle performance,
  • Sustainability,
  • Affordability,
  • Disaster Resilience and
  • Flexibility/liveability/Wellbeing.

  • Report on Industry challenges, barriers to overcome those challenges and propositions addressing the needs of the sector for evolution and development through:

  • Mini essays proposing solutions to address industry challenges
  • Lighthouse innovation cases that present success stories of companies that managed to overcome industry barriers and used innovative solutions to disrupt the sector.
  • Ideas Competition to engage students and young professionals to present their ideas.
  • Knowledge Sharing Platform to disseminate the project content, and enhance knowledge sharing between the stakeholders of the construction ecosystem.