Construction IT in 2030: a scenario planning approach

Bilge Erdogan, Carl Abbott, Ghassan Aouad, Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi

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    SUMMARY: This paper presents a scenario planning effort carried out in order to identify the possible futures
    that construction industry and construction IT might face. The paper provides a review of previous research in
    the area and introduces the scenario planning approach. It then describes the adopted research methodology.
    The driving forces of change and main trends, issues and factors determined by focusing on factors related to
    society, technology, environment, economy and politics are discussed. Four future scenarios developed for the
    year 2030 are described. These scenarios start from the global view and present the images of the future world.
    They then focus on the construction industry and the ICT implications. Finally, the preferred scenario
    determined by the participants of a prospective workshop is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)540-555
    JournalJournal of Information Technology in Construction
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Future studies
    • scenario
    • scenario planning
    • ICT vision
    • construction industry


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