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:
3D-printed houses, automatically designed hospitals, prefabricated skyscrapers — once futuristic dreams are now a reality as described in the new report Shaping the Future of Construction
Thirty measures are presented in the report, Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology as part of a construction “industry transformation framework”. Th...
The global construction industry needs to address its serious problem with waste.
Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies in the construction industry.
Digitalization is set to change the entire lifecycle of construction projects. Full-scale digitalization promises huge annual cost savings of more than $1 trillion.